A New Contender for the Handgun Hunter: The .44 Rem Mag Thompson/Center (T/C) G2 Contender Pistol

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I started handgun hunting about two years ago when the 10MM Auto caliber caught my attention. My first handgun hunts were with 1911 semi-autos chambered in 10MM, and I loved the challenge of hunting up close and personal that the Continue reading A New Contender for the Handgun Hunter: The .44 Rem Mag Thompson/Center (T/C) G2 Contender Pistol

The Remington Model 783: A Big-Game Rifle…At A Bargain Price!

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The last couple years have seen most of the major gun makers add a bargain-priced bolt-action rifle or two to their hunting line up. I have to admit, I’ve viewed these rifles with some hesitation. Oh, I like the prices–$400 Continue reading The Remington Model 783: A Big-Game Rifle…At A Bargain Price!

Hating on My Black Rifles: Talking ‘Bout My Generation

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He was (and still very much is) among the most respected writers of hunting and firearms in the country, three decades worth of it. He also has the in-the-field resume to back it all up, with extensive hunting across all Continue reading Hating on My Black Rifles: Talking ‘Bout My Generation

My Go-To Scope: The Trijicon VCOG A Tactical Hunting Optic That Gets the Job Done

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There’s often a division between what some consider Tactical versus Hunting. In a lot of ways, that division is wrong headed. After all, the tactical derives from the military, and the military application of the tactical is all about putting Continue reading My Go-To Scope: The Trijicon VCOG A Tactical Hunting Optic That Gets the Job Done

Can You See Me Now? Why Expensive Optics Go Well With Today’s Bargain-Priced Rifles

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A couple years ago, I received some criticism from an article I published on hog hunting.  At the time, it seemed like your standard throw away gripe that pops up on Facebook and forums all the time.  But I’ve heard Continue reading Can You See Me Now? Why Expensive Optics Go Well With Today’s Bargain-Priced Rifles

Three Times the Fun: Hogs, Deer and Coyote Fall to the Remington R-25 in .243 Winchester

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On a recent deer and hog hunt with Mellon Creek Outfitters near Corpus Christie, Texas, I and three other writers on the hunt were given out choice of rifles:  several bolt actions, a couple different DPMS AR’s in .308 Win, Continue reading Three Times the Fun: Hogs, Deer and Coyote Fall to the Remington R-25 in .243 Winchester

The Shotgunner’s Hog Hunter

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I sat is a West Texas box blind, ten feet in the air and 120 yards from a feeder, on a cold, clear night, the front window of the blind open and me trying not to fall asleep. While I Continue reading The Shotgunner’s Hog Hunter

Spot-and-Stalk – Tactical Hog Hunting the California Way with NFL and MLB Athletes

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It took me the better part of two hours before I spotted my first hog. At first I thought I was seeing a tree stump in the distance, a black dot among the tangled brush and on the hillside. But Continue reading Spot-and-Stalk – Tactical Hog Hunting the California Way with NFL and MLB Athletes

Hog Wild in the Delta: Tactical Hog Hunting in Mississippi

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I got into position a good two hours before dark, and set up on a small, wooded hill a few hundred yards off a newly-planted corn field. I was hog hunting in Yazoo County, Mississippi, this past April, in the Continue reading Hog Wild in the Delta: Tactical Hog Hunting in Mississippi

Tactical Precision at a Reasonable Price: Leupold’s New Mark AR Mod1 3-9x40mm Scope

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American optics maker Leupold and Stevens, more commonly referred to as just “Leupold,” has been a significant player in the tactical optics market for several years, though it hasn’t received the attention of some other manufacturers. It was also the Continue reading Tactical Precision at a Reasonable Price: Leupold’s New Mark AR Mod1 3-9x40mm Scope