Archive for Aaron Carter

Can You Turkey Hunt With a Home-Defense Gun?

Provided that you choose the right load, your home-defense shotgun is all you need to pursue the king of spring.

April 02, 2014

Dove Load Options: Opening Day and Late in the Season

Shots taken on doves are decidedly different between Opening Day and late in the season, thus requiring different loads. See what American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter recommends for each scenario.

September 05, 2013

Eye of the Beholder

Quality, not quantity, is the highlight of this spot-and-stalk adventure along California’s Central Coast.

June 05, 2013

Nosler 48 Legacy

The Model 48 Legacy is everything the late John A. Nosler envisioned the ideal rifle to be.

March 07, 2013

Wyoming Antelope Hunt, Day 3

As mentioned previously, and particularly where trophy-class animals are required, antelope hunts are generally of short duration. But, with a full day to spare, Henderson, myself and a couple other hunters decided to visit local attractions, including gun shops. On the way into Gillette to drop of the antelope meat, we stopped by T&T Guns & Ammo and perused the inventory. The business, which has been family-owned for 59 years, has an excellent assortment of new and used firearms, ammunition and accessories. It’s nice to see these smaller businesses succeed.

November 25, 2010

Wyoming Antelope Hunt, Day 2

By Aaron Carter, Managing Editor, AR

November 23, 2010

Wyoming Antelope Hunt, Day 1

By Aaron Carter, Managing Editor, AR

November 19, 2010

Thompson/Center Venture

The T/C Venture is a must-have rifle for any deer hunter who's looking for an inexpensive and comparable alternative to the more premium choices.

November 09, 2010

Hornady Superformance Varmint

Hornady is rewriting the rules with its new Superformance Varmint ammunition.

October 14, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 5

This morning prior to breakfast I joined Shannon as she skinned the bear, as I was curious about the bullets’ terminal performance, and wanted to see it firsthand. I must commend her work, as not only was she quick (obviously from extensive experience), but only dabs of sweet-smelling hand lotion beneath her nostrils made the task possible. Remember the rotting moose meat? Well, the bear reeked of it. It was bad!

July 12, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 4

Although today began no differently than did yesterday, it certainly ended in a most unanticipated way.

July 06, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 3

An avid deer and turkey hunter, I typically find myself donning camouflage when dawn is a distant dream. Not so here, where an extremely “early” wakeup for bear hunting would be 10 a.m.. In fact, that to is way too early, as we didn’t hunt until 2 p.m. But, being on Eastern Standard Time, 8 a.m. here is 11 a.m. at home, which would, indeed, be sleeping in. Besides, I was too excited to sleep any later. Why start so late? According to Leonard and Chad Schearer, a former full-time outfitter in Montana, bears aren’t as active in the morning as they are in the evening. You’re simply better off being well-rested and focused for the evening hunt than trying the marathon method of hunting from sunrise to sunset. Leonard, however, will allow you to make the decision.

July 01, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 2

Remember the “half the adventure is getting there” saying? Today the saga continued…

June 29, 2010

British Columbia Black Bear Hunt, Day 1

Today, I set off on of what will serve as both my first springtime black bear hunt, as well as my first trip to British Columbia, Canada. Because of the destination, getting to camp, which is near Tatla Lake, involves multiple travel days; hence the reason today’s journey ends in Vancouver. The initial leg is from Washington Dulles International Airport (Northern Virginia) to Dallas/Ft. Worth (Texas), where I transferred to my connecting flight bound for Vancouver International Airport. After landing in Vancouver, I cleared Canadian Customs and attained my luggage and firearm, a CVA Scout in .35 Whelen, and proceeded to register the firearm (i.e. have the appropriate forms filled in, signed and stamped, after paying the required fee, of course), then headed to the hotel, where I’m going to be overnight.

June 28, 2010

Advanced Handloading Techniques Seminar

With Aaron Carter and Richard Mann

April 21, 2010