Some Thoughts on Riflescopes

The optical sight—commonly referred to as a scope—has been with us for quite a while. Experimenters began trying to utilize a magnifying optical sight as far back as the 17th century. The first practical riflescope came about in the mid-1800s. Scopes were utilized during the War Betwe
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What Makes a Good Shot?

For the most part another hunting season is in the bag. Winter has set in, and we find ourselves longing for something to do. There’s some handloading chores that always need doing, and, of course, there is the gear review and inventory. But there’s often a nagging question: Why did I
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The .300 Winchester Magnum

In the early 1960s Winchester was in trouble. The company had several very popular firearms, but profit margins were too low. Then, as now, corporations put pressure on the marketing guys to do something to increase sales. While today the solution often comes by slapping a new camo pa
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Missing the Candy Shot

Some guys never miss. The deer may be running like a scalded cat, zig-zagging through brush at 300 yards, and they will drill it through the heart with a single shot every time. Often, these guys are gun writers. I’m not one of them. I may be a writer of guns and other frothy tales, b
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