6.5 Creedmoor: Is it REALLY enough for hunting bull elk?

6.5 Creedmoor: Is it REALLY enough for hunting bull elk?

I’m no stranger to ballistic battles and ammo arguments. With all the research and experience I have, I’m usually on the winning side. Still, sometimes I am proven wrong or learn new things. In the past few years, I’ve found myself carrying lighter and smaller calibers every time I’m in the woods. The 6.5 Creedmoor…

The Mosin Nagant’s 7.62 x 54R Cartridge: 11 things to know

The Mosin Nagant’s 7.62 x 54R Cartridge: 11 things to know

7.62x54R Has Been in Continued Military use for 130 Years It was first developed in 1891, in an attempt to create a repeating smokeless powder rifle that would be able to hold its own on the battlefield against the early Mauser designs of the 1870s and 1880s. The bolt-action repeating design was new technology and…

Coyote Hunting Gear: Buyer’s guide and my exact gear list

Coyote Hunting Gear: Buyer’s guide and my exact gear list

The sheer amount of gear marketed to predator hunters is intimidating, confusing, and hard to sort through. I’ve teamed up with a group of coyote hunters to bring you the best gear, recommended through years of fields testing. The most essential gear for hunting coyotes is a rifle, camo, and a predator call. If you…

Michigan Coyote Hunting Guide: Laws, tips, and where to hunt

Michigan Coyote Hunting Guide: Laws, tips, and where to hunt

I started hunting coyotes in Michigan when I was 12 years old. Technology has changed, but the heart of the hunt remains unchanged. Before you get started, you need to know the rules; what’s legal and what’s not. In Michigan, coyotes are hunted both day and night with mostly small caliber rifles but sometimes shotguns…

Is a Mosin Nagant a Good Rifle for Hunting and Shooting?

Is a Mosin Nagant a Good Rifle for Hunting and Shooting?

I’ve owned several Mosin Nagant rifles. It’s by far my favorite military surplus bolt-action rifle. The Mosin Nagant will kill every animal in North America and can shoot as good as 0.75 MOA with basic modifications and good ammo. It is a practical hunting rifle and is common at milsurp shooting competitions. The drawbacks to…

.45 ACP for Bear Protection: Best ammo, and if it’s enough

.45 ACP for Bear Protection: Best ammo, and if it’s enough

Being up close to a Grizzly is a nerve-wracking experience. After a hunter recounted to me his experience of being severely mauled on a mountainside, I decided to write this article. In general, the .45 acp is a poor choice for bear defense. The round is slow, fat, and has fairly poor penetration on tough-skinned…