Several Shooter’s Log customers have asked for explanations of minute of angle and the measurement term “milliradian” (mil) and how to use a mil-dot scope to measure the distance to your target at the range and in the field. In the accompanying two videos, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Ryan Cleckner explains both concepts and how to put them to best use.
Done right, “running and gunning” offers more reward than risk. Done wrong, and ‘ol Tommy Three Toes will drag his beard laughing all the way as he disappears through the brush. Knowing the difference and when to employ the right tactic is the difference between a turkey dinner and a long hike through the woods with a decoy.
Bear with me! We’ll get started on the process of handloading next time when I talk about setting up a sizing die. But before that, it’s good to keep in mind what we’re dealing with, and that is a cartridge case, and also what happens to it during firing, which is what we’re setting out to remedy when we reuse it.
Mineral supplements and food plots have caused some controversy due to diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). However, they can be very productive for the hunter and increase the overall health of the herd—especially during harsh winter seasons and when the fawns are starting to drop.
Turkeys are not a mystery, but you’ll have to do your homework. The time and effort will pay dividends once turkey season begins—if you handled the basics. Many turkey hunters simply wait for opening day, walk a couple hundred yards from the truck and
I must admit, hunting snow geese during the special conservation season is a guilty pleasure I look forward to each year. The restrictions are largely removed, allowing hunters to
Knowing how to survive a blizzard or other winter tempest is a significant, (however ideally unused) piece of information everybody ought to know. There are numerous sorts of blizzards and each can be a fatal executioner.
Food plots will not only increase your odds of success by localizing the deer population, they can increase the health of the herd and provide forage during critical times. The problem for most hunters and whitetail managers is
Follow these tips from hunter and competitive shooter, Rich Yoder, for a safe and uneventful trip with your firearms.
In light of recent global events, more people than ever are considering arming themselves for self-defense. From 2011 to 2013,
The experts agree: Every basic defensive carbine requires three add-ons to be considered adequate for any task: A sling, a light, and some kind of optic.
Whether you’re seeking a new carry gun, a ranch toy or just a companion on your quest for that buck of a lifetime,
We took our 14.5-inch BCM M4 carbine upper to the Best of the West shooting range in Liberty Hill, Texas,
I can think of few things more irritating than ill-fitting earplugs when trying to enjoy a nice day on the range.
Novice rifle shooters are generally familiar with the “focus knob” situated on the side, or sometimes set as a ring on the
Female readers of the Shooter’s Log can pick up some useful tips from world-champion shooters and Babes with Bullets instructors Kay Miculek and Lena Miculek-Afentul,
The sport of benchrest provides the accuracy we all aspire to achieve and almost instantly makes every shooter a great shot.
Guest post by Glen Zediker, author of The Competitive AR15: Builders Guide.
Out of their boxes, AR-15 triggers just aren’t good. There are a few kind euphemisms written to describe them, but I’m not so nice. It’s a bad