HUNTING
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WHERE GIANTS WALK THE EARTH

“¡MÁTALO YA!”

My Mexican guide, Alfredo, lowered the binoculars, slowly turned his head, and spoke again with the steady assurance of an old hand. “Shoot him right now.”

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SHORT AND LONG ACTIONS

These days, many shooters firmly believe in the virtues of “short” bolt actions versus “long” bolt actions, but before discussing details it should be noted that …

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Headed for cover at 330 yards, this bull fell to Wayne’s Nosler from a 7mm WSM. A long poke, prone.

LOADS FOR THE LONG SHOT

After a hunting expedition in 1873, George Armstrong Custer enthused: “With your rifle I killed far more game than any other … at longer range.” Remington’s Rolling Block had great reach. Ironically, on the Little Big Horn in 1876 …

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BIG IVORY

The ochre dust of East Africa filled the Land Rover and covered its four occupants, black and white alike, with the same red hue. Only tiny rivulets of their sweat revealed …

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A recent Texas hunt used .308 Winchester rifles with ammo featuring 150-grain Hornady SST’s. The bullets ALL exited, on over 20 animals, including this big feral bore, shot through the neck and shoulder.

BULLET FIELD-TESTING

Every time we use a bullet on big game, we’re “field-testing,” but too many hunters rely on examples of one. One bullet on one deer doesn’t really mean much, especially if …

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