Thursday, April 14, 2011

Choosing the Perfect Deer Rifle and Cartridge for You

When you are choosing a deer rifle and cartridge there are many factors that you should account for. Factors such as the type of hunting you like to do, where you hunt, and recoil sensitivity. I will share with you a few rifles and cartridge chooses that help you find the perfect fit for where and type of hunting also for people that are recoil sensitive.

1.) Hunting Type and Where
What I mean by this  is do you like to sit in a deer stand or do you like to walk through the woods trying to kick something up. If you hunt in a more open area without a lot of brush then that can factor in to.

If you hunt from a stand then you would want a rifle that will be able to shoot from a variety of ranges and be accurate. What I suggest for this is a standard rifle like the Savage 111 FNS in a 30-06. 30-06 is a good all around cartridge capable of at longer ranges.

If you hunt by walking through the woods you want something that is light and preferably semi-automatic. You would want a rifle that is quick but that is cambered in a heavy caliber. With a smaller caliber the bullet can actually be affected by thick brush making the bullet tumble through the air. If a bullet tumbles more surface area is affected by drag making the trajectory change. What I suggest is a rifle like the Remington Model 750 Woodsmaster in a 308 caliber. The 308 is a robust round that can punch through the brush easily.

2.) Recoil Sensitivity
Many people think that the bigger the rifle the better but not in most cases. For older people, females, and younger hunters bigger calibers can be painful to shoot. For younger hunters and people that never shot before large recoil can be something there scared so that why you should take gradual steps and choose a cartridge that is right for you. But I would suggest a rifle like the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in 243. 243 in a lighter caliber that has very manageable recoil that will still be able to get a deer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

3 Great Shotguns That Won't Break the Bank

If you are looking for a shotgun that you can use for turkey, waterfowl, field, and deer hunting then here are some shotgun models that have superb quality and are all under 500$.

Mossberg 500 Pump-Action All-Purpose Field

Mossberg has cornered the market on affordable shotguns that are highly durable in fact they are the only shotgun manufacturer to pass military shotgun testing.  This shotgun is offered in both 20 and 12 gauge and chambered for 3 in shells. You can choose from many beautiful finishes including 2 types of camouflage, wood, and synthetic black. This gun goes for 435$ for the camouflage and 375$ for the wood and synthetic.

Remington 870 Express

The Remington 870 is one of the best selling shotguns of all time and for good reason. The 870 Express is also offered in 12 and 20 gauge. This shotgun is offered with 28" and 26" barrel length which will give you a little more range. This gun comes in a nice wood stock for 411$

Benelli Nova Pump

Benelli shotguns are known for their exceptional quality and for their high price tag but with this shotgun you get their standard quality without the price tag. The Nova Pump is offered in 12 and 20 gauge and has 3 different barrel lengths to choose from (12 in 24" 26" 28" and 20 in 24" 26").  This gun is offered in camouflage and synthetic black but the camouflage will cost you more. The synthetic black comes with a price tag of 439$.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shed Hunting Tips

It is getting to the time of year is when deer have shed their antlers and people start hunting for the sheds. Here are a few tips to help you find them.
  • Scout the area. Know the area and know where the deer lay down, get food, and where they get water. This will give you a better chance and will give you an idea of the population in the area.
  • Look in places where deer spend the most time. Look in their beds, where they eat, and where they drink. Bucks like to sleep in tall thick cover, like in evergreen trees, that could be a spot that they can drop.  Also look in corn, soy, hay, wheat fields since they will be eating there. Another good spot is to find a popular watering hole.
  • Walk Slow. Take your time and keep your eyes to the ground.
  • Don't be late. Field mice love to eat the shed because they are a great source of calcium. This is why springtime is the best time to look since there is no snow to cover and the mice haven't had much time to find them.
  • Be Patient. The more time you spend in the woods the better your chance.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome to my Blog

Welcome to my blog. My blog will be about hunting and fishing two thing that I like to do. I will fill you in on new product and techniques in the industry. I will also give you a few ideas where you can get high value equipment without putting your bank account in the red.