The Big Book of Big Game Hunting

If you were going to write a book about big game hunting – a big book about big game hunting – how would you know what to include? If you’d hunted all over the world, for all sorts of big critters, with all sorts of rifles, you’d have the experience to author such an encyclopedia. If
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Ghost in the Darkness

I don’t believe in ghosts. Finn Aagaard was a professional hunter in Kenya from 1970 to 1977. He used several rifles during that time but was very partial to the .375 cartridge and one rifle in particular; a battered and scared .375 H&H, pre 64 Winchester model 70. Finn kept very
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Modern Hunting Optics

In 1999 Safari Press published Optics for the Hunter. Timing could not have been better because hunters were just then getting serious about riflescope. They wanted to know about bright scopes, reliable scopes, eye relief, field of view and even how to properly mount a scope. They wer
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Cyber Monday for Shooters

They say that tomorrow is the biggest on-line shopping day of the year. It won’t be for me; I’ll be deep in the Allegheny Mountains looking for a buck and a bear. For those less fortunate who might be looking to pick up a gift for their shooting or hunting friends, here ar
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Where have all the great gun writers gone?

There was a time, not all that long ago because I can remember it, when the profession of writing about guns and the outdoors was looked at in an entirely different light. There were men who penned words and there were readers who anxiously awaited their publication. Pulling a gun or
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Sausage – Second only to Bacon!

The first time I hunted Montana I hunted with my friend John Barsness. We were bear hunting and on the second day of the hunt shot a nice one. It was an incredible western experience but it was one made even better by the food I ate. You see, John’s wife Eileen Clarke is what I
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End of Week Quiz

Here is the end of week intelligence test for gun loonies. Score 5 out of 5 and you get the Empty Cases – smarter than the average gun guy – award as long as you did not use Google for help. 4 out of 5 and you can brag about being smarter than anyone in the main stream med
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