Long Range Shooting: What is your maximum effective hunting range?
by Doug Rosin
When I first started rifle hunting about 20 years ago, determining maximum effective range was much easier. I started with a rifle I purchased over the counter, shot factory ammunition, used an average scope and below average binoculars. With that, I sighted in my rifle at 300 yards and tried to stalk as close as I could to my game before squeezing the trigger. I was moderately successful this way.
Understanding Your Rifle's Performance Through Standard Deviation
by Robby Denning
Ever had your rifle shoot a great group, say a three-shot, half-inch group, then brag to your buddy how great of a gun it is? Sure enough, he wants to see this instrument of surgical precision and comes along on your next trip to the range. Suddenly, that tiny group explodes to 1” or heaven forbid 1.5”! He’s sure you’ve been feeding him bull sandwiches and you vow to never bring him again.
Rifle Shooting VS Archery: It’s all in the Trigger
by Evan Williams
The tip of my finger tingled with anticipation. My brother and I had bumped him out of his mid-day bed unknowingly. Now as he started up the basin I knew the break in the ridge he was headed for…386 yards. He paused to look back giving me a split second to settle my crosshairs and harvest the last animal to date with a firearm.