Archive for Jeff Johnston

Why is Rifling Twist Direction Usually Right-Handed?

Have you ever noticed that most American gun makers make the rifling go in a right-handed—or clockwise—twist direction, whereas many British gun makers historically choose left-handed twists? Here's why.

February 04, 2014

The 26-Yard Hunting Zero

Much has been written on the ideal distance to zero a hunting rifle. There is no best sight-in range for everyone, because the range at which hunters expect to shoot their quarry differs considerably. There is one technique, however, that should allow you to hold your crosshairs on the vitals of deer-sized game and keep the bullet inside the vital zone out to 280 yards—and Jeff Johnston's ready to share it with you.

February 04, 2014

Predators Like Us

Hunting coyotes is easy. Killing them is not. If you want to move from merely “hunting” them to actually hunting and taking them consistently, you first have to respect them. 

January 09, 2014

Review: Weaver Super Slam

Jeff Johnston reviews the Weaver Super Slam binoculars, straight from the pages of American Hunter Magazine.

December 23, 2013

Should Hunters Ever "Hold Off Hair?"

The BullShooters have heard the phrase "you should never hold off hair" get thrown around in more than one hunting camp. But does such a statement really hold water? Jeff Johnston investigates.

December 16, 2013

To Pee, or Not to Pee?

Does human urine really spook deer? The Bullshooters decided to find out.

November 22, 2013

Gamo MRA Showstopper

Whether for pest control, cheap practice or just plain fun, everyone needs an airgun. Gamo’s latest "adult precision air rifle" is called the MRA Showstopper Shawn Michaels edition.

October 18, 2013

Birdsongs

A weighty bag of various gamebirds provides inspiration to a band of hunters.

September 16, 2013

Does Gamo's New Air Rifle Meet Its Velocity Claims?

Gamo has claimed that its new air rifle will shoot a Gamo PBA Platinum pellet at 1400 fps. The BullShooters just had to put this one to the test.

September 13, 2013

Fabarm Elos B Review

To test Fabarm’s new Elos over/under shotgun Managing Editor Jeff Johnston skipped skeet and took it straight to a Georgia quail hunt.

August 20, 2013

West Texas Rules

The author comes slowly to an epiphany hunters can have only in the Lone Star State.

August 20, 2013

Which Came First? The Side-by-Side or Over/Under Shotgun?

Yes, Napoleon's bejeweled side-by-side is older than your grandpappy's Browning Superposed, but that doesn't mean side-by-sides out-date over/unders. Or does it?

August 05, 2013

Does Joe Biden's Shotgun Tip Hold Any Truth?

A Washington state man recently arrested for the illegal discharge of a firearm tried to tell police that he'd been adhering to the Vice President's rather questionable self-defense advice.

July 22, 2013

Pigs in Paradise

Hawaii is a sportsman’s paradise with its free-ranging exotics, gamebirds, plentiful wild pigs and perfect weather. American Hunter's Managing Editor Jeff Johnston was given an opportunity to chase hogs on one of the state's beautiful islands with CVA and Hawaii Safaris. The following gallery offers a glimpse of hunting in The Aloha State.

June 21, 2013

Can a Rifle's Accuracy be More Consistent at Long Range than it is at Short Range?

The Summary I’ve heard more than one rifleman say that its possible for a rifle to be more accurate at long range than it is at short range. On first hearing this, I assumed they were talking about

June 13, 2013