Montana Antelope: 5 Tips for a Successful Hunt on Public Land

Montana Antelope: 5 Tips for a Successful Hunt on Public Land

Hunting american pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is an experience every big game hunter should try at least once. Of the U.S. states with antelope, Montana is one of the best to hunt these animals. One of the main advantages of choosing the “treasure state” is the large amount of public land that is open to hunting….

.30-06 Springfield vs .308 Winchester: Ballistic comparison

.30-06 Springfield vs .308 Winchester: Ballistic comparison

If there has been one constant in the gun world, it’s Americans’ love for .30 caliber. This relationship even predates smokeless powder with the 30-40 Krag first being produced way back in 1892! While the Krag cartridge had a short service life, Americans saw the potential for this caliber and continued developing better cartridges around…

What is the difference between NRL22 and NRL22X?

What is the difference between NRL22 and NRL22X?

Like many gun owners, I have an interest in precision shooting. However, the entry costs for centerfire competitions are often prohibitive. The cheap alternative is rimfire, specifically the National Rifle League’s 22LR competition series. For a basic overview of what NRL22 is, please take a look at beginner’s primer article written back in June. NRL…

Best .22LR Handgun: I tested 8 of the most popular options

Best .22LR Handgun: I tested 8 of the most popular options

The .22LR is one of the most popular cartridges on the market today. It is also by far the most popular of the rimfire cartridges. While technically a ‘rifle’ cartridge, many handguns have been chambered in 22LR over the years. Given their immense popularity, I decided to test eight of the most popular rimfire handguns…

5 Great Options for NRL22 Open Class Rifle/Scope Setups

5 Great Options for NRL22 Open Class Rifle/Scope Setups

While the Base class in NRL22 has a combined budget limit of $1200 MSRP for the rifle and optics, Open Class has no such regulation. For the competitive shooter, this opens up a whole new world of possibilities including the chance to build an incredible target rifle to their personal specifications. Want to use the…

7 Great Rifle/Scope Setups for NRL22 Base Class Competitions

7 Great Rifle/Scope Setups for NRL22 Base Class Competitions

When getting started with competitive shooting, the first challenge to come to mind is building a rifle that will do well in competition. A good rifle needs to be an extension of the shooter’s rifle skills, something that will work with rather than against the shooter. Rifles for NRL22 competition are no different. When looking…

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

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

Famous for its big game opportunities, Montana is a hunter’s paradise. The public-access friendly state boasts a whopping 33 million acres of public land, much of that open to hunting. People come from all over the world for a chance to fill their tags in Montana’s picturesque landscapes. While most hunters are focusing on huge…

NRL22 for the Total Beginner: What it is and How it Works

NRL22 for the Total Beginner: What it is and How it Works

From spontaneous backyard plinking competitions among neighborhood kids to the famous Wimbledon Cup and even the Olympics, target shooting is a popular sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Like most sports, participating in local matches with other recreational shooters will always be fun, but there are plenty of people who want to…