Archive for jeff johnston

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

Review: Mathews Creed XS

Jeff Johnston favors a compact bow, so there was no doubt that he'd be putting the Mathews Creed XS to the test.

July 14, 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

America's Twin Biathletes

You may have heard of Tracy and Lanny Barnes—the twin sisters of Olympic biathlon—but what you may not have known is that both women are avid hunters.

May 30, 2014

Gallery: A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Nebraska in March can be chilly—even frigid—but that doesn’t stop a band of dedicated hunters intent on hunting spring turkeys. With its diverse terrain and two-bird limit, central Nebraska offers even fanatics an incredible turkey hunting experience, even if at times it may feel like a winter deer hunt.

April 23, 2014

Mossberg MVP Predator .308 Win.

Here's a sneak peak at the brand-new Mossberg MVP Predator--now chambered in .308 Win. and feeding from M1A or AR-10 magazines.

March 31, 2014

A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Spring turkey season may be the best hunt of all. It’s an active hunt in glorious weather amid blooming flowers and chirping birds … at least it’s supposed to be. Sometimes, the best-laid plans …

March 28, 2014

Does a Short Barrel Hamper a Turkey Gun’s Performance?

Without question the short barrel improves the shotgun’s mobility in the woods, but is it a detriment to the load’s velocity, and therefore energy?

March 26, 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

Is Twice-Frozen Game Meat Still Good to Eat?

For years, Jeff Johnston has heard that allowing venison to thaw and then re-freezing it renders the meat inedible. Is it true? He decided to find out.

February 24, 2014

NRA Country Presents: Brantley Gilbert

If ever there was a venue tailor-made for an NRA Country concert, it’s the Large Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

February 14, 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

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