An ideal optics setup for Western big-game hunting includes a binocular, spotting scope, rangefinder and riflescope. Here’s how to choose the best of each for your needs.
Application deadlines, research into the best game units, bonus points: Any hunter who has never navigated Western states’ big-game draws has a lot to learn. Here’s how to approach “tag season” for your best chance at success.
Winchester’s new 6.8 Western 162-grain solid copper load sports the company's Copper Impact bullet, boasting a muzzle velocity of 2875 fps. It shoots accurately, hits hard and penetrates deeply.
With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.