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Elk Hunter’s Survival Kit

In Gear 101, The Hunt by John Solomon, former U.S. Air Force survival instructor1 Comment

The easy part is selecting items to provide fire, shelter, water, signaling, first aid and food. Then add a good knife. The hard part comes when you try to put everything in a compact, durable package that is lightweight and easy to carry. I guarantee you have most of what you need for a basic survival kit in your garage and medicine cabinet. If not, a few dollars at the local drug store or sporting …

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What you Need in your Pack Bowhunting

In Gear 101 by Rick CombsLeave a Comment

Want to know the secret that keeps Murphy’s Law from ruining every bowhunt? Mojo. You got to get the mojo workin’, and you got to keep it workin’ if you don’t want to muff your next shot at a Pope & Young bull. That means you must have a mojo bag, and you must carry it with you whenever hunting. Your mojo bag should include a minimum of three items on every hunt: extra serving …

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Paper Tuning

In Bugle, Gear 101 by PJ DelHommeLeave a Comment

Fine-tuningLet’s say you have the numbers and found a great deal on some of last year’s arrows. It’s time to paper tune, which is literally shooting your arrow through a large piece of paper. The resulting tears will tell you how much your arrow wobbles during flight. Smear your arrowhead with a bit of lipstick, chalk or dry marker to clearly see where the arrowhead enters the paper and to keep it separate from the …

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Choosing The Right Arrow

In Bugle, Gear 101 by PJ DelHommeLeave a Comment

Today’s high-tech, high-speed bows can be a fickle lot when it comes to the arrows they like best. You wouldn’t jack a .270 shell into a .22, so why do that with your bow? Choose the wrong arrow, and the best-case scenario is it won’t hit where you aim. Worst case? A carbon arrow could shatter as it leaves the rest. We’ll give you the most basic knowledge to get you started making a match, …

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Long Term Safety at the Range

In Bugle, Gear 101 by PJ DelhommeLeave a Comment

Let’s say you’re already well-versed in shooting range safety: always assume your weapon is loaded, safety on at all times, etc. But how about protecting your eyes and ears? Going deaf won’t kill you, but it will get annoying as you age. Get a blast of dirt, powder or a spent cartridge in your eye, and you’ll wish you had worn safety glasses. In this article we’ll take you through the basics of staying safe …

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How to Adjust Trigger Pull in a Browning Rifle

In Gear 101 by RMEFLeave a Comment

Tools Needed:Trigger Pull GaugeAllen Wrench SetKnife First, check your starting trigger pull with the trigger gauge. Remove the housing surrounding the trigger housing using the allen wrenches. Make not if the any screws or bolts are different sizes. Once the housing is off, you can use a knife to pop any sealant out of the screw used to adjust the pull strength. Using an allen wrench, make slight adjustments clockwise to increase the pull weight …

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How To Clean Your Gun/Firearm

In Gear 101 by RMEF6 Comments

A clean gun, is an accurate gun. Follow along with our friends from Browning to see the right way to make sure your rifle is clean before your next hunt. Procedure Ensure your firearm is unloaded. Remove the bolt from the firearm and place out of the way.  Start with a clean patch and a little bit of solvent to loosen the grim on the barrel. Place the bore guide into the gun and insert …