Archive for Keith Wood

Do the “Ten Black Kings” Exist?

In the novel "Point of Impact," acclaimed author Stephen Hunter describes a special set of pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifles called "The Ten Black Kings." Do these rifles exist or are they a figment of Mr. Hunter's imagination? The Bullshooters decided to find out.

October 16, 2013

Herter's Select Grade Ammo

Cabela’s couldn’t get enough ammo in stock to feed the needs of its customers so it sought out alternate supplies. After meeting with manufacturers worldwide, Cabela’s chose operations in the Czech Republic, Italy and Russia to load rifle, handgun and shotgun ammunition to its specifications. And the Herter’s Select Grade line was born.

October 09, 2013

Is the Mauser “Claw Extractor” Foolproof?

Is the claw extractor, introduced by Wilhelm & Paul Mauser in the late 1800s, an infallible system of feeding and extraction? The BullShooters investigate.

October 04, 2013

Can You Keep Deer From Wiping Out A Food Plot?

So you're trying to develop a food plot, but the local whitetail are tearing it up before its ready. Is the anything you can do? The BullShooters have an answer.

August 24, 2013

Who Needs A Magnum?

Magnum cartridges certainly have their place, but are they really required to take most game? Keith Wood evaluates their purpose and necessity.

August 19, 2013

Wounded and Lost

We don’t like to talk about our misses, or worse, our bad hits—but they happen. If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably haven’t hunted much. What does it feel like? Keith Wood explains.

August 06, 2013

Planning A Custom Rifle

If you're going to spend the money it takes to design a custom rifle, you'd better do it right—the first time. Keith Wood offers a few things to keep in mind when planning the long gun you've been dreaming about.

July 19, 2013

Sometimes What You “Know” is Wrong

Keith Wood didn't necessarily set out to disprove any myths, but sometimes it just happens. That's life as a BullShooter.

July 17, 2013

How Much Does Temperature Effect Bullet Impact?

The Background I got an email from a reader who was looking to order a CDS dial from Leupold, which requires certain information (including altitude, temperature, etc.).  He was concerned about what

June 28, 2013

Drinking and Riding?

The Unforeseen Problem Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’ve been up since 3 a.m. You spent a few hours in the saddle in the darkness before hiking 1,500 or so vertical feet and then side-hillin

May 31, 2013

How Do You Break In Your Barrels, and Should You Bother?

How do you break in your barrels? Is it even worth it? The BullShooters investigate.

May 23, 2013

When Guided Hunts Go Wrong

No hunt is perfect, but there's a difference between "that's why we call it hunting," and a truly bad experience—especially when you're working with an outfitter. But what do you do when a guided hunt goes wrong? Keith Wood offers some advice.

May 09, 2013

Does a Barrel’s Twist Rate Affect Bullet Expansion?

The Background Online forums are like Vegas buffet lines for The BullShooters, lots of meat to choose from. Not too long ago, I saw this question posed on a hunting site and some credible folks belie

April 29, 2013

Double Tap Ammo

From handgun hunting loads to hard-to-find rifle rounds loaded with boutique bullets, the author reports stellar accuracy from all Double Tap ammo he's shot. While pricey, few things are more important to the success of your hunt than your ammo.

April 15, 2013

Should Lion Hunting be Banned?

The Background There is an effort underway to list the African Lion as an endangered species in the U.S. As the nation that produces the most lion hunters (60 percent according to African officials),

April 03, 2013