Archive for Lessons from the Ridgetop

Press Check

OK, show of hands: Of those of you who strap on a gun everyday—or even many days—how many of you do a press check every time before heading out the door?

October 10, 2014

Prerogatives

Recently Dave Campbell blogged about whether the .223 Rem./5.56 NATO cartridge is an adequate deer round. The response he received demanded a follow-up.

September 24, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Spending four days with a veritable walking encyclopedia will teach you a few things. Dave Campbell explains.

September 17, 2014

Bumped

Every hunter should know exactly where the point of impact is at 25 yards after he has sighted in his rifle. Need a first-hand account as to why? Let Dave Campbell explain.

September 10, 2014

Cool It

Every year some unaware hunters—both human and canine—keel over from heat prostration. Many of them die. It isn’t necessary. Dave Campbell explains how to keep your favorite hunting buddy safe this season.

September 02, 2014

Reacquainting With An Old Friend

It's good to reconnect with old friends, especially when they're Smith & Wesson Model 27's.

July 24, 2014

Transporting Loaded Ammo

Dave Campbell shares a few poignant tips regarding traveling with ammunition.

June 16, 2014

Redneck Bowling

Dave Campbell's been off the grid for a little bit, thanks to a computer virus. He put the time to good use, though. Find out what he's been up to while he was away.

May 16, 2014

A Simply Rugged—and Beautiful—Holster

Dave Campbell isn't easy to impress—that didn't stop the folks at Simply Rugged Holsters, though.

March 14, 2014

Winter Reading

When it's 9 degrees and the wind won't quit, Dave Campbell's just fine with relaxing in his recliner, good book in hand. Here are a few of the gems he's found over the years.

February 26, 2014

Here We Go Again

Dave Campbell just won't stand for someone trash-talking the 1911.

February 11, 2014

Charlie the Ostrich

Many find the ostrich charming, but as anyone who participated in the quixotic enterprise of ostrich farming that was popular during the 1980s and ’90s will tell you, these are vicious birds that are very strong and dangerous. Dave Campbell had a close encounter of his own, with an ostrich dubbed 'Charlie.'

January 08, 2014

The Hunter’s Knife

A knife is about as fundamental as a gun for a hunter and, over the years, Dave Campbell has carried plenty of them. Here's what he's learned.

December 09, 2013

Pronghorn

As far as Dave Campbell is concerned, pronghorn are the ultimate test for a rifleman in America. Find out why, and get a few tips on filling your tag, in Dave's latest blog.

October 07, 2013

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

Most of us have heard of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), but how many of us really know what it is? Dave Campbell takes a closer look.

September 24, 2013