Gear

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

Mountain Ready Rifles, By Nolan Osborne

To me, the ideal mountain rifle should sit at or under seven pounds, scoped. It should have a stainless or cerakote finish, composite stock, three position safety, and preferably a controlled round feed action.

280 AI My, My, My! By Ron Spomer

  As sometimes happens in the world of rifle cartridges, the 280 AI (Ackley Improved) is becoming more popular than its parent, the excellent 280 Remington. Here’s why: 280 AI shoots 50 fps to 100

Technology & The Purity of Experience, By Nolan Osborne

And yet, here we find ourselves. Under stars, older than the dirt beneath our feet. Surrounded by mountains that took shape before the first of our kind came into existence. Huddled around a campfire, as our aforementioned kin once did. Glued to a f–king screen.

A (new) Case for the 30 Calibre, By Nolan Osborne

Rifle cartridges — for reasons unbeknownst to me — possess a sort of magical quality. The sort shared by a stray puppy, in that once they are brought into the home, they become family. Make a disparaging remark about someones beloved cartridge of choice, and you will see what I mean.

Raising the Bar, By Adam Janke

I learned to hunt and shoot from my uncles. All but one, farmers. Like most farmers or ranchers, they had a connection to the land that few can grasp, unless they were raised in similar circumstances. Naturally, they loved to hunt, and fortunately for me, passed that love on to their nephew.

Arrow Lethality Part V, By Dr. Ed Ashby

Is there a way to predict, not infallibly, but with a high degree of reliability, the ability of a particular bow/arrow/broadhead combination to penetrate real animal tissue (hide, meat, fat, connective tissue, etc., and bone) under real hunting conditions? The answer to this question becomes of particular importance when truly “big” game is hunted with the bow and arrow.

JOMH Team Gear of the Year

  With the 2018 hunting season nearly in the rearview and Old Man Winter knocking at our door, many of us turn our focus to reflect on the past season, and plan for the coming