First vs Second Focal Plane Optics, By Michael Baccellieri

A lot of folks in this industry ask which is better, first or second focal plane. But the truth is it’s simply a matter of finding the right tool for the right job. Neither one

Make Your Mountain Rifle A Bear Stopping Rifle, By Ron Spomer

A quandary for many would be Alaska and Canada bound sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be

So You Want A Custom Turret?

At least a couple times a day I answer a question that goes something like this. “Should I just chronograph my loads and give you the bullet speed and ballistic coefficient?” I look at my

Lead Bullets: Hunting for Clarity in a Controversy, By Mike McTee

Tanner and I descended into an alpine bowl after a group of white-tailed deer hidden just below treeline. He skirted around the bottom of the timber, hoping to get a shot. Instead, he bumped a

7MM-08 BEATS 308 WIN! By Ron Spomer

We’d like to thank Ron Spomer of Ron Spomer Outdoors for allowing us to re-publish this piece that originally appeared on his website www.ronspomeroutdoors.com. Ron’s experience in this industry is bar none and their web

Well Crap, Now What? By Jeremy Winters

Have you ever been there? A fall, trip, slip, broken piece of equipment sends your rifle into the mud, dirt or rocks. It happened to me years back and I decided that I needed a

Lock and Reload Part 4 – Ultimate Ammo through Advanced Brass Prep, By Darin Cooper

Consistent precision is the foundation for accurately putting rounds on target. Basic reloading practices help you get there by custom tailoring your ammunition to your particular firearm. Over the past few installments, we’ve covered the

Lock and Reload Part 3 – Group Therapy – Load Testing & Evaluation A 12-Step Process, By Darin Cooper

Testing different ammunition in your firearm is one of the better ways to improve its capabilities. Even factory ammo from different manufacturers will produce varying degrees of accuracy. When you reload, you have a lot

Lock and Reload Part 2 – Load Development for Your Hunting Rifle, By Darin Cooper

One of the more daunting tasks for any reloader is figuring out which combination of bullet, powder, primer, and seating depth are needed to get the best accuracy and consistency out of their rifle. Thankfully,

Lock and Reload Part 1 – A Start-Up Guide to Reloading, By Darin Cooper

I’ll be the first to admit that getting started in reloading can seem daunting if you’ve never done it or been around it. Try not be discouraged if you haven’t got the full grasp on