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Author Archives: Jim Chapman

Back from a great week in Arizona for EBR……. and some hunting!!

Today was my first day back at work, and it was hectic trying to catch up after a week away. But that week was worth it! I had the chance to do a squirrel hunt up in the mountains, then I came down to a dairy farm to shoot pest birds, then I spent the … Continue reading »

Categories: .25 caliber, Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, compatto, Extreme Benchrest, pest birds, Small Game Hunting, where to hunt | Tags: , | Leave a comment

After my Squirrel Grand Slam…..Again!!!

Several years ago I proposed a small game hunting challenge I called the North American Squirrel Hunters Grand Slam. This was intended to be an activity that took effort, but was within reach of most people willing to work at it. It is tough to do every year, but as a one time mission the … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, fall hunts, Hunting Guns, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

High Powered PCP Hunting Rifle: .22 vs .25 Part II

The effect of wind on any pellet can be significant, and the presence of a strong breeze is a good indication that you should dial the range in and save the long shots for another day. My experience has been that at longer distances the .177 will get blown off target, and is much more … Continue reading »

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High Powered PCP Hunting Rifle: .22 vs .25 Part I

This is excerpted from an article I wrote for the British magazine “Airgunner” a few years ago, discussing the .22 and .25 as hunting calibers. In more recent years I’ve written several articles for this and other magazines examining the .25 and .30 calibers in the same context, and at the end of part II, … Continue reading »

Categories: .25 caliber, airgun ammo, best hunting caliber for an airgun, Pellets | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Airgun Hunting by Night

One of my favorite predator hunting venues is Texas, where the variety and the sheer numbers of predators is incredible:  coyote, bobcat, fox, and raccoons, and the possibility of a mountain lion always present. I’ve been traveling to the Lone Star State to hunt for about 15 years, and for the first five I only … Continue reading »

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Does Camo Clothing Improve Success for the Airgun Hunter?

Part II I’ve used many different camo patterns over the years, as I’ve hunted deserts, plains, mountains, tropical swamps and jungle, and waist deep snow fields. I’m not sure an exact match between the camo pattern and the natural surroundings is mandatory, but blending in helps. This is the most obvious when hunting in snow; … Continue reading »

Categories: camo, camo clothing, cold weather hunting, effectiveness, Pest Control, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Spring time hunting, stealth hunting | Leave a comment

Does Camo Clothing Improve Success for the Airgun Hunter?

Part I Several years ago, when I started hunting in South Africa, I found that I’d usually be the only hunter in the group wearing camo. There was some good-natured ribbing about the camo clad American redneck, but my local friends would tell me that if you worked the wind and shadows properly it wasn’t … Continue reading »

Categories: camo, camo clothing, effectiveness, Jackrabbits, Pest Control, Shooting technique, Small Game Hunting, Small game in winter, Spring time hunting, Squirrels, turkey | Tags: | Leave a comment

Is the .30 the new .25?

This is excerpted from an article I wrote for Airgunner Magazine in the UK a couple years back. I’ve found myself gravitating to the .30, and for many of the same reasons I drifted away from the .22 to the .25 a few years earlier. BTW: Airgunner is a great magazine available either as a … Continue reading »

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Hunting Hogs with an Airgun

I’ve been going down to Texas quite a bit this year, and even though you can now hunt all game species with an airgun there, I still make trips specifically to hunt feral hogs. It is possible to hunt hogs in several states, but Texas is my favorite because of the varied hunting terrains, and … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Destinations, Hog hunting, Uncategorized, where to hunt | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Trophy is What’s Important to You!

I was at a friends house looking at some mounts he had of truly impressive bucks, and in my mind I compared it to my own trophies of past hunts. I’ve got a few nice representative animals on the larger side of the scale, but nothing that would impress a hard core trophy hunter. But … Continue reading »

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