Rifle Hunting and Gun Hunting Tips

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How Fast Do Your Deer Hunting Bullets Fly?

Federal Premium introduces its online Ballistics Calculator on FederalPremium.com, a tool that allows users to quickly determine trajectories for any Federal Premium rifle or handgun load by simply entering the applicable data. Reloaders can also use it for handloads. Users who create a profile can save an unlimited number of loads for future reference. Shooters...

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Improve Your Long Range Shooting Skills, Accuracy

What do you know about scopes, long range shooting and how to maximize your efforts with both to increase your success rate? Veteran hunter and shooter Wayne Van Zwoll has some great advice in his new book, Mastering the Art of Long Range Shooting, and some of that is presented in this excerpt: In...

Magnum Scrape Dripper

Don’t Overlook Late Season Info With Cameras, Scents

Our season is rockin’ along in Alabama with a little more than a month to go before hitting peak rut in much of the southern part of the state. One of the tracts I hunt is mostly hardwoods with rocky terrain. A couple of bedding areas, some nearby open fields on neighbors’ lands and...

Steve Bartylla has several great tips for reducing odor and laying a scent trail when he's pursuing big bucks.

Reduce Your Odor, Bacteria With Bartylla’s Tips

Jim Bianchi, a Deer & Deer Hunting reader from Rochester, N.Y., wrote in to ask a few hunting-related questions after reading Steve Bartylla’s story about scent control in the October issue of D&DH. They were good questions, so we thought we’d pass along Bartylla’s answers. Getting the straight dope right from the source always...

This nice 10-point Coues deer was taken  at 350 yards in January 2012 in Chihuahua, Mexico with the .257 Wby. Mag. and Robb’s handloads.

No Debate: Weatherby .257 Delivers Solid Accuracy, Power For Deer

While we’re out back scrappin’ and fightin’ about the never-ending debate on what caliber rifle is best for deer hunting, for one veteran there’s no doubt in his mind what he prefers. Rob Robb has hunted deer throughout the country, along with other game including elk, pronghorn and sheep. He’s tried guns of different...

Buck in fall grass

Answering Questions About Guns, Ammo, Deer and Man’s Best Friend

Discussion and debate are great things when it comes to hunting deer because with so many hunters having different experiences the different opinions and insights can sometimes lead to introspection about our previously-held ideas. The following are the results of a study by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources into guns, ammunition and...