All posts by Nolan Osborne

Wildcatting Long Range Rounds, By Shawn Carlock

With the wide variety of rounds available on the market today one would think that there is a round for every need and for every purpose. While this is true to a certain extent, wildcatting

Triggers: Killing Creep, By Bryden Richardson

A well-known pitfall with high-end friction-based triggers is their performance in harsh environments. You would be hard-pressed to find a serious hunter or competitive shooter who does not have a story about their trigger going down at the wrong time due to contamination.

The Best Ackley Improved? By Ron Spomer

P.O. Ackley considered the 308 Winchester, far right, so well designed that making it an Ackley Improved was gilding the lily. The same applies to most of its descendants like the 7mm-08 Rem and 260 Rem.

EP151: The Cave Bear

Adam shares a recent bowhunting experience that resulted in another cut bear tag cut. Although there’s plenty of bear hunting to be had in the fall here in BC, Adam won’t be hunting bears again in 2019.

First Blood – Colorado Elk, By Russell Harris, DVM

When I was about 100 yards from the rise he was standing on, I looked toward the right of the trail and into the creek bed. I could see that he was lying dead in the creek bed on flat ground 60 yards from where he was standing.

An Island Harvest, By Drew Kress

The diesel motors started up and we were cruising the salt. Heading to the other side of the island to begin our pursuit for Sitka blacktail deer and mountain goat. The captain of the 43’ delta was one of my old friends from times I spent fishing halibut in Seward, Alaska.

EP150: Fred Bear’s Legacy

Adam is joined by Jack Borcherding from Bear Archery to discuss Fred Bear’s legacy, the exciting new bows in the Bear line-up, the new Fred Bear podcast, and spending wisely on gear and equipment.

EP149: The Barrier of Entry with Connor Gabbott

Nolan Osborne sits down with Connor Gabbott of Talus Creative to discuss common barriers of entry to backcountry hunting — locations and gear — and the perceived importance of them to new hunters.

Leupold Mark 5HD, By Caylen Wojcik

Consumers owe it to themselves to take a hard look at what they’re buying before they succumb to industry hype. Modern rifle scopes aren’t cheap by any stretch, so do yourself a favor and try to do realistic comparisons for yourself while you use the information presented to you in reviews like this.

The Importance of Age Class

This is where the importance of age class comes in. Through selective hunting for mature animals, the impact of the harvest is diminished, even in the case of mistaken identification