We got the Ruger American Ranch Compact in 300 Blackout back in the fall. It was exactly what I was looking for. A lightweight 300 Blackout youth model with a 16″ threaded barrel. We got it, mounted a Leupold VXR 2-7 on it and sighted it in with some Barnes 110g ammo. Running a Templar Tactical Nemesis30 can on it. Right of the box it was shooting 1/2″ groups. Very nice.
We hunted with it and it took care of a few deer for my boys. It’s a cool little gun, very lightweight and even dad might enjoy it as a truck gun our out walking around!
All Seasons Feeders have a reputation for reliability and durability. We have used them extensively on our deer lease for a number of years and they just run – day after day. When deciding upon a new road feeder the obvious choice was All Seasons. We ultimately purchased the 100 lb Hercules over the standard galvanized model because we can be tough on equipment. The All Seasons Hercules is one solid piece of gear that should last many years. Continue reading “All Seasons 100 lb Hercules Road Feeder”
I was looking for an updated camera from my old Moultrie and came across the Uway NT50B. Very nice specs, compact unit, and the preliminary reviews looked promising so I jumped in. Because I bought it after deer season I put in on the stock pond near our farm for testing. The other reason I bought it is for security at the farm – as you can see in one of the photos of the trespasser. The “black flash” was appealing from a security cam standpoint. Continue reading “Staff Trail Camera Review: Uway NT50B”
Being a long-time believer in game cameras, I was intrigued by the “plot watcher” time lapse cameras. I contacted Day 6 Outdoors and they were kind of enough to send me their Plot Watcher Pro for evaluation during whitetail deer season.
My dad’s 22-250 he built in 1966 Sako short action mated to a Pre 64 Winchester stainless target barrel originally chambered in 220 Swift. A guy ordered it, changed his mind and my dad bought it off of him for 15 bucks! Cut it down to 22″ and rechambered in 22-250. Continue reading “Dad’s custom Sako 22-250”
Growing up in South Texas and hunting whitetails down long senderos required aan accurate flat shooting rifle. 22-250, 243, 25-06 were all standards for those old deer camps. Truth be told, we didn’t use range finders, ranging reticles, etc.. As a young hunter if I saw a deer or hog I wanted, I just aimed and slowly squeezed the trigger and boom, down it went. “Watch it drop in the scope” was what we were taught by our dad. Confidence is everything. I didn’t really know or care if it was 75 yards or 300, if I thought it was “way out there” I held to the top of the hair. Of course, those were rifles carefully worked over by my dad, trigger jobs, glass bedded actions and meticulously worked up handloads. The 25-06 has long held a special place in my heart. After spending some time looking for the “right” one and not really finding what I was looking for, I contacted Mike Hudgins at Cooper…