Gear

JOMH 2019 Elk Hunting Gear

The first elk hunt of the year took us to the Kootenay region of southern British Columbia in mid-September. While we would be hunting the rut, we knew that our area of focus was not

Top Picks: Standout Gear

At the Journal, we firmly believe that the gear does not make the hunter and should never be a barrier to entry, especially when you are starting out. That said, it is our experience that

243 Win Versus 7mm-08, By Ron Spomer

Larger bullets and higher energies may, indeed, be more effective on all big game. The “Use Enough Gun” debate has been raging for decades with good evidence on both sides.

6mm Creedmoor – From Range To Field, By Neil Emery

It’s been a decade since the 6.5 Creedmoor was released. It is now an extremely popular round chambered by practically every major rifle manufacturer. While it steadily rose in popularity to become what it is

Tents for Demanding Conditions, By Nolan Osborne

Different climates and hunts often call for different tents, however for most of us, it is neither practical nor feasible to have an arsenal of 2-4 shelters for any situation we may encounter.

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.

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.

Boats for the Backcountry, By Nolan Osborne

For the hunter, inflatables are the best bang for your buck when you are focused on carrying loads. This 13’7” model has a max load rating of nearly 2500lbs, making it more than capable of hauling meat, gear, and bodies on a fly-in moose hunt.

Wound Ballistics: A Bullet’s Life on the Inside, By Mike McTee

When you turn to shooting experts, they often cite personal experience and manufacturer testing. In some cases, they shoot bullets into ballistic gels or similar mediums intended to replicate animal or human tissue. These tests tell the shooter how well their bullet penetrates and retains weight, but ballistic gels lack skin, bone, and organs, all of which influence a bullet’s performance.

Hornady ELD-X, By Joseph Peter

Most of us spend the majority of our lives outside of the woods, mountains, or fields that we hunt in. As such, the drive to continually learn and evolve often finds us looking to other