Before you can do anything fancy in the field with your big-game rifle, you absolutely must prove the setup by firing several well-aimed groups with it from a benchrest. Here are the basic tools everyone should use to ensure sighting-in and checking zero go flawlessly.
The X-Bolt Pro McMillan is a beautiful rifle, perfectly suited to all-around Western hunting. Our test model was incredibly consistent and stable, and we would confidently carry it into the field anywhere from the moose swamps of Alaska to the Coues-deer deserts of Arizona.
A platform designed to suit a wide variety of hunting environs, the Q300, from Millennium Treestands, is a Universal Blind Platform with a large and stable profile.
Bushnell has announced the introduction of the newest addition to its laser rangefinder lineup—the Prime 1800. Packed with added features such as the all-new ActivSync display system that fluidly morphs from black to red readouts based on lighting conditions, the Prime 1800 builds on the success of Bushnell’s 25-year legacy of laser rangefinder development.
There’s no denying that modern bullets are nothing short of amazing, but does that mean the older, classic designs are obsolete? Let’s take a closer look at the real-world differences between various bullet designs when used at hunting ranges.