Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System

Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System
The Next Step in the Evolution of the Bolt Action Rifle In the last 20 years, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in optics, laser rangefinders, factory ammunition, barrel production, triggers, and scope mounts. However, the bolt-action rifle hasn’t changed significantly in the last 100 years. Some of the finest custom rifles made today are built on the Mauser actions that were actually... Read More

Group Therapy-Load Testing and Evaluation

Group Therapy-Load Testing and Evaluation
Part Three-A 12 Step Process 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 more variables to evaluate and more potential for improving your rifle’s precision. Interpreting testing results can be confusing at times,... Read More

Knowing the Distance

Knowing the Distance
A Practical Guide to Rangefinder Considerations and Usage Most bowhunters spend a lot of time deciding on what bow is going to be the best for them, as well as other equipment such as arrows, sights, and broadheads. Bowhunting gear is important and exciting, but tools that I feel often get put on the back burner are rangefinders. It’s never... Read More

Gear Repair in the Backcountry

Gear Repair in the Backcountry
A Few Extra Ounces aren’t Always a Bad Thing Recently, I was watching WHM’s Backcountry Editor Nate Simmons on The Western Hunter TV as he was packed way back into the mountains in Wyoming. An unexpected windstorm had flattened his tent, breaking the ridge pole and sending the sharp end of the broken pole tearing through the rainfly. You could... Read More

Identifying the Enemy

Identifying the Enemy
Ten Reasons why Western Bowhunters Fail Have you ever wondered why some bowhunters seem to have more success than others? Whether or not they’re hunting multiple states and/or species, public or private land, they simply get it done each and every year. I’ve been fortunate to meet and know a few consistently successful bowhunters over the years and have learned... Read More

Digital Hunting Journal

Digital Hunting Journal
A Modern Twist on an Old Favorite A notebook or hunting journal handed down from previous generations can tell us a lot about our forefathers’ outdoor pursuits. Tucked inside and around the edges of the stories and notes are the details, such as what the bitterbrush looked like that year, how tall the grass was, where to camp, new road... Read More