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 .17 Hornet, son of the classic .22 Hornet, is a well-balanced design. Sharing the rimmed design of the parent case, it feeds nicely in a bolt-action repeating rifle, provides pinpoint accuracy and minimal recoil, and checks all the boxes for varmint hunting.
Success rates in general elk units hover in the teens. Such a dismal success rate may be disheartening, but committing any number of cardinal sins can feel even worse. Here’s what not to do to tag a bull this fall.