Archive for john zent

A Waterfowl Hunt with the Benelli Ethos

NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent wanted to spend a little more time evaluating the Ethos' field performance—which led him to a waterfowl hunt in Chestertown, Md. Get a closer look at the hunt with this video.

January 08, 2014

Red-Carpet Blacktail

When the author agreed to speak at Friends of NRA-related events in Alaska, he had no idea how good the "pay" would be.

January 08, 2014

Winchester Ammo "R&D" Outing in North Texas

Editorial Director John Zent and Development Manager Tom Rickwalder were in Canadian, Texas, with Winchester Ammo last month for a "R&D" outing, testing a new load that's still in the development process. Early indications are that the developmental load—due for release in January, 2015—will be great shakes for deer hunters. Mt. Hide Outfitters did a fine job putting the hunters on deer on this north Texas ranch.

January 03, 2014

Review: Leica Geovid HD-B

The latest binocular from Leica reveals much about how the optics market is changing to keep pace with the current-day shooting culture. Read more of this full review from Editorial Director John Zent.

October 22, 2013

Hunting Partner Profile: Junior and Jay

Part of the fun of being in camp is getting acquainted with the other hunters. Editorial Director John Zent met a pair in British Columbia that left him with some food for thought.

October 18, 2013

Ed Weatherby on Weatherby

NRA Editorial Director John Zent recently sat down with the president of Weatherby, Ed Weatherby, to discuss guns, the company's history and the "Weatherby Mystique."

September 27, 2013

Energy Conservation That is Really Good for Wildlife

Editorial Director John Zent got to observe on-the-ground examples of what energy companies do to benefit wildlife conservation during a spring visit to southwestern Pennsylvania hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Energy for Wildlife program.

September 23, 2013

Montana Rifles

The Montana Firearms Group, run by Keith and Jeff Sipe, leverages the Mauser-type Model 1999 actions and custom barrels produced in what began as a local gunsmithing shop in Kalispell, Mont.

September 16, 2013

Essential Moose Hunting Gear

Here's the gear NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent found essential on his B.C. moose hunt.

August 20, 2013

What Makes a "Good" Bull?

That can be a tough question, but Editorial Director John Zent knows one thing that matters is if you’re looking up or down the mountain.

August 15, 2013

Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells

While not an end-all to hitting flying targets, the TrAAcker can help shooters determine where they are missing, so they can more easily correct.

July 01, 2013

Spiral Horns and Curious Diversions

Carefully laid plans for a classic African plains-game hunt take an unexpected turn.

April 30, 2013

Jumping Targets

March 13, 2013

Leica ER Riflescope

In order to succeed within its high-echelon price category, Leica ERs must deliver superior performance and durability. The company's latest release did just that.

March 07, 2013

Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells

Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells

January 04, 2013