Archive for bryce towsley

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

The Accidental Buffalo

The author is reminded of the old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

March 09, 2014

The Old Hemlock Line

The tradition of woodcock hunting runs deep in New England. If you hunt over the right dogs, you learn why.

October 07, 2013

.17 Win. Super Mag.

There is no doubt that the .17 WSM elevates rimfire ballistics to a new level. But will enough gun companies jump on board to produce rifles in this caliber?

September 30, 2013

They Shoot Horses Don't They?

Bryce M. Towsley had a romantic vision of a horseback hunting adventure, but a trip with horses will never go exactly like you planned.

August 27, 2013

Nikon M-223 2.5X-10X-40mm Laser IRT

Only slightly larger than a traditional scope, the Laser IRT includes two tools in one, allowing quick, accurate shots.

July 03, 2013

Memorable Misses

Every hunter blows an occasional shot on game. It’s the unexplained misses that keep us up at night.

June 24, 2013

CCI Quiet-22

CCI's new Quiet-22 is supposed to produce 75 percent less noise than standard velocity .22 LR cartridges. Bryce Towsley put that claim to the test.

May 23, 2013

Baltic Boar

More than an exciting challenge, a boar hunt in the forests of Lithuania serves as a not-so-subtle reminder that hunting is the gateway to adventure.

April 24, 2013

An Extremely Polite Bird Hunt

A veteran grouse hunter finds out why fast-flushing birds of the Deep South are regarded as gentlemanly.

January 30, 2013

Good Read

Take a healthy dose of Walter Mitty, add an equal dose of a political manifesto, season to taste with a hard-headed Yankee with superb woodsman skills and wrap the whole thing up in a plot of survival after the collapse of the world as we know it. What you end up with is a fascinating thriller of a novel by one of our own—Bryce Towsley. Most—if not all—who read this have seen Towsley’s byline in most of the NRA magazines.

January 09, 2013

Going the Distance

How to manage those ultra-long shots.

December 10, 2012

Ruger American Rifle

The Ruger American's molded polymer stock houses a pair of V-blocks to bed the action and free-float a hammer-forged barrel.

December 05, 2012

Shotgun or Muzzleloader?

The choices hunters face when hunting whitetails where rifles are not an option can be confounding.

August 29, 2012

Hunting Sunburned Ducks

When the weather is more suited to sunbathing than waterfowling, hunters must adapt or get burned.

July 26, 2012