Archive for bullshooters

Do Grizzlies Stalk Hunters?

We’ve all looked over our shoulders when in grizzly bear habitat, especially when we’re elbow-deep in deer or elk blood after a successful hunt—but do bears actually stalk hunters hoping to steal a meal?

December 02, 2014

How Much Does That Rifle Really Kick?

It’s common for a proud man to uncase his favorite big-game rifle, look at it lovingly, and pronounce that “it hardly even kicks!” or “it kicks about like a .22!” As Jeff Johnston notes, that's rarely an accurate statement.

November 12, 2014

Are Crossbows Easier than Compounds?

Are crossbows really that much easier to handle than a compound bow? Jeff Johnston takes a closer look at the debate.

October 20, 2014

Will Banning Some Bear Hunting Methods Help Maine's Bears?

The Humane Society of the United States is working to ban the use of bait, dogs and traps for bear hunting in Maine via voter referendum. Jeff Johnston explains why such a move would actually hurt the state's bear population far more than it would help it.

September 30, 2014

What Happens After You Field Dress a Deer?

Unless you’re a very adventurous, or very hungry, hunter or cook, you probably don’t bring the stomach, intestines, lungs, etc. home to cook. So, just what happens to said remains? Keith Wood's game camera painted a pretty clear picture.

September 22, 2014

Can Pump-Action Shotguns Be as Fast as Semi-Automatics?

Jeff Johnston has heard more than one pump-action shotgun aficionado claim to be just as fast as their semi-automatic favoring peers. Is it really possible? The BullShooters take a closer look.

September 03, 2014

Do Man-Eating Leopards and Tigers Still Exist?

Some say the man-eating leopards and tigers than plagued India and Africa in the old days are history. But other reports, and even recent video, suggest otherwise.

August 20, 2014

Does Rain Lower Your Bullet's Point of Impact?

Does shooting in the rain result in a lower point of impact? The BullShooters investigate.

July 31, 2014

Is Ice Water Deadly For Dogs?

You may have seen the email chain that went viral recently, warning dog owners that ice water—or even very cold water—is deadly to dogs when ingested. Is it true? The BullShooters had no choice but to investigate.

July 24, 2014

What Does Hunting Really Do For African Game?

We’ve all heard, discussed, and repeated the claim that “hunting is good for the species,” but how long does it take? The BullShooters provide an answer.

July 18, 2014

Can a Gobbler's Beard Rot Off?

Some hunters believe a gobbler's beard can wear off, or even rot off. Can it? We investigate.

June 02, 2014

Are .22s Untraceable?

To hear one of Jeff Johnston's favorite (non-fiction) TV shows tell it, .22-caliber bullets can't yield forensic data. The BullShooters couldn't help but take a closer look.

March 12, 2014

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

Is the LifeProof iPhone Case Really “Lifeproof?"

LifeProof advertises its iPhone as “waterproof, shockproof, snowproof, and dirtproof." Keith Wood decided to test each of those claims. Read on to see how his case—and, as such, his cell phone—fared over the course of a year.

January 07, 2014

To Pee, or Not to Pee?

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

November 22, 2013