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Laser Rangefinder Primer

Laser Rangefinder Primer

By Bob Ross

How laser units work, and why they’ve become indispensable to modern hunters. It was really, really cold out. So cold, the fabric of my daypack froze like a potato chip. So cold, the soda pop in the plastic bottle inside my daypack turned to slush. So when I looked out into the cornfield about 3 p.m. and saw the big white-tailed buck scraping... READ MORE

Close-Range Snake Protection

Close-Range Snake Protection

By Russell Thornberry

Shotshell-loaded pistols are the bee’s knees in poisonous-snake country. The unseasonably warm South Texas weather slowed deer hunting to a crawl. With only 15 minutes of daylight and a 30-minute walk back to the truck, I left my blind a little early. I was sweating, and little gnats swarmed around my face. I brushed them away in aggravation ... READ MORE

A Most Popular Magnum

A Most Popular Magnum

By John Haviland

All hail the 7mm Rem Mag — king of the .284 bores. The 7mm Remington Magnum is the most bought, shot and hunted-with magnum cartridge, despite the continuous introduction of other magnum rounds intended to capture some of its appeal. The 7mm Rem Mag acquired its rank soon after it was introduced way back in 1962 and has held onto that spot ov... READ MORE

Federal’s Triple-Range Turkey Load

Federal’s Triple-Range Turkey Load

By J. Wayne Fears

New shotshell solves the problem of taking “surprise” gobblers that show up unannounced and ultra-close. It has happened to most spring gobbler hunters at one time or another: You are set up, and from out of nowhere a gobbler steps into view at 15 yards. It’s now or never, so you take aim and pull the trigger. At the sound of the ... READ MORE

Knock ‘Em Flat

Knock ‘Em Flat

By John Haviland

Some shots are better than others for putting big game down quickly. The fallacy that a rifle bullet will knock a deer off its hooves never seems to die. If a bullet did thump a deer that hard, the recoil from such a load would also kick the shooter out of his boots. A bullet fired from a big-game rifle has about twice the momentum as a thrown base... READ MORE

Make It Shoot

Make It Shoot

By Dave Henderson

Is your rifle shooting better patterns than groups? Here are the most common problems — and fixes. Brand-new rifle. Well, it’s new to you, and a dandy — a Remington Model 700 BDL in great condition. The price was steep, but the week’s pay was worth it. Add rings, a scope, a couple of boxes of ammo, and you’re ready for... READ MORE

Do You Need a Pocket Binocular?

Do You Need a Pocket Binocular?

By Clair Rees

Quality full-sized binoculars aren’t the best choice for all hunting situations. I first began hunting as a cash-poor teenager who could barely afford a knife and a box of ammo. The Arisaka rifle I carried was on loan from my favorite uncle. My young eyes were sharp, so buying a binocular never even crossed my mind. A few years later, a more ... READ MORE

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

By Clair Rees

Every shooter needs good hearing protection. Here’s what’s available. If your hair is turning white or mostly gone, you may remember two of the most famous handgunners of the 20th century. Elmer Keith, an Idaho cowboy turned gunwriter, was almost single-handedly responsible for getting the .44 magnum introduced. His most memorable book ... READ MORE

The Reliable Buck Mark

The Reliable Buck Mark

By Clair Rees

The famed Colt Woodsman lives on in this classic .22 semiauto pistol. Browning Buck Marks are affordable, high-quality .22 handguns. Introduced in 1985, they’re accurate and fun to shoot. Recently, I brought a 5 1/2-inch bull-barreled Buck Mark Target pistol to a Montana prairie dog shoot. I planned on switching to the Buck Mark when I grew t... READ MORE

Maximum Point Blank Range

Maximum Point Blank Range

By Ron Spomer

This simple sight-in system does away with the need to compensate for a bullet’s arc at all but extreme ranges. Advanced reticle systems in today’s scopes are a great method for pinpointing targets at a variety of long ranges. But multiple crosshairs, hash marks, mil dots and numbers can get confusing, particularly when you’re hy... READ MORE

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd