For generations, hunters have left indelible footprints on this Earth, signs that they once occupied the land, drank from the rivers, and partook in the circle of life that was Gaia herself. Gaia’s motto was simple then, and it is still simple today: life begets death, death begets life, and as humans we are intrinsically a part of this circle.
FFP can get you a huge edge in competition, on some hunts, and on the field of battle. It can make you faster at longer distances and give you the ability to transition between targets of varying distance with speed and precision. FFP is freaking awesome. But it's not always better.
There are a bazillion different kinds of guns out there, many of them tricked out to meet the owner’s exacting demands, so it's impossible to lay out what rings and bases are needed for every single setup, but we'll go over a few of the classics we see all the time.
If you’re a fan of AR’s and tactical carbines, there’s a good chance you’ve either heard about LPVOs (Low Power Variable Optics) or considered buying one for your rifle. Offering an ideal combination of speed and downrange accuracy, LPVOs can help turn your rifle into a short- and long-range solution for competition and defense.
By far, the most common emergencies in the wilderness are musculoskeletal (fractures, sprains, and strains). It is important to be able to distinguish a true emergency from an injury where you have some time to get yourself or your hunting partner out.
If the Low Ready were an ice cream, it would be vanilla. It’s just boring! Hey, we’re all thinking it, I just said it out loud. But guess what? Boring is fine. Boring, in this case, is also fast. And fast can be … cool, right?
I meet a lot of whitetail hunters at our sight-in days shooting lightweight, magnum caliber rifles – 7mm Mag, .300 Win Mags, I even had a hunter come in once with a .338 Lapua. I don’t mean to bruise anyone’s ego, but for a lot of whitetail hunters, that may be too much gun.
It’s opening morning. Your heart jumps as you spot a deer, but you’re cool, calm and collected. You carefully move your rifle into position. You place your crosshairs on the vital area and track the deer as he walks. Your safety comes off. He stops. You’re stable. You’re set. This deer is as good as yours. BANG!