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Cleaning Your Rifle

In Gear 101, The Hunt by Wayne van ZwollLeave a Comment

My cleaning routine is rooted in habit—and advice from intelligent riflemen who think cleaning important. First, you need a place to shove the dirt… A big wicker basket on the brick apron of my wood stove holds kindling and old newsprint. It’s a natural patch-catcher, broad enough to snare the spray of soiled solvent from brushes popping free of rifle muzzles. You’ve no kindling bin? Muzzle-mounted receptacles like Splatter Box, Patch Hog and Muzzle Mate …

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Preparation of Sports Optics

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It is no secret that hunter preparation weighs heavily in a successful outcome afield. Although it is often said; “better to be lucky than good”, when it comes to caring for, checking and preparing your quality optics, there is no room for chance. Follow these easy steps to your next successful pursuit.

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Homemade Bullet-Stops

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With time and money being two of the main reasons most of us don’t hit the range as often as we should, why not make the most out of your time there? With some old newspapers, magazines and a few boxes of gelatin the range can be a whole lot of fun. A good chunk of ballistics gel that you see on television crime dramas will run north of $400. For less than $100, you …

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Hunting with Lower Magnification

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In today’s world we often hear the phrase; “Bigger is better” or “More for the money”. However experience has demonstrated that this is not always the optimum case when discussing optics; specifically as it relates to binocular magnification for use while hunting. Hunting with lower magnification binoculars whether in dense hardwoods or the open prairie can be far more practical than with the higher power options. Hands down the most common choice that consumers immediately …

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Range Finder 101

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For some hunters, a rangefinder is indispensable. To others, it’s a luxury. Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no denying that knowing the distance to your target is paramount to making a clean, swift kill. Most rangefinders today come with an inclinometer that takes the guesswork our shooting at angles, recalibrating the distance to account for slope.

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Science of Stink

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by PJ DelHomme If you sweat when you hunt, chances are you’re going to stink. And if you offend your hunting partner, you can only imagine how you smell to an elk. So how can you minimize the funk? First, understand the stink. It’s not sweat that stinks, but sweat mixing with ever-present bacteria on your body. Rule number one is to minimize bacteria. Showering is recommended but this is elk camp after all. When …