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This little Piggy Meets My Compatto

I was back out in Central Texas on a hog hunt last week, and had four days, so also planned to get in some small game and predator hunting. On the first morning I decided to go after rabbits with one of my all time favorite small game guns, the Brocock Compatto, since hog hunting … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Big Game, Brocock, compact guns, effectiveness, ethics, Hog hunting, Hunting Guns, Power, shot placement, Small Game Hunting | Tags: | 3 Comments

Warthogs and Airguns

While cleaning up my archives, I found this article written about three years ago for one of the hunting magazines, and realized I never submitted it! This was from the hunt where I had Kip and a couple AOA friends along with me to the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Better late than never, right!?! I’d been in … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, binoculars, Hog hunting, Safari | Tags: | 2 Comments

Prairie Dogs, plinking, and target practice…. summers going well!

Hope you’re all having a great summer so far! I’ve been on the run, since summer started I’ve been to Scotland, Australia, Florida, and California on business. But I’ve managed to get in some hunting as well! I was in Texas a couple times on a hog and small game hunts, was in South Dakota … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, bullpup, Deer hunting, Destinations, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, FX, Long Range shooting, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Shooting technique, Small Game Hunting, summer time hunts, Uncategorized, where to hunt | 4 Comments

Traveling for a Hunt

I’m on my way to California for my spring turkey hunt. In the last two days, I have seen probably over a hundred gobblers and hens within 10 miles of my house. It seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting these birds as they prepare for their spring rituals and hunters get ready … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Airguns of Arizona, bird hunting, Brocock, compact guns, Daystate, Hunting Guns, Spring time hunting, turkey, where to hunt | Leave a comment

Compatto goes to Texas

The Compatto is a semi-bullpup rifle from the merged design team of Brococks and Daystate, that is loaded with new technology. If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I have a marked preference for compact hunting guns, and the Compatto is certainly compact. But performance-wise it can stand with the best full sized … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, bullpup, Daystate, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, offhand shooting, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Rabbits, Rifle stocks, shrouded barrel, Small Game Hunting, stocks, Uncategorized | Tags: , | 5 Comments

Prepping the Compatto!

I’ll be leaving at the end of the week for a few hunts spread over a dozen days all around the great state of Texas. I’ll be doing hunts for a black buck, hogs, predators, and rabbits using several new rifles. The gun I’ve selected for my small game hunt is the Brocock Compatto, a compact little … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Brocock, Daystate, Hunting Guns, offhand shooting, pest birds, Pest Control, Power, Prairie dogs, Rifle stocks, shooting sticks, Small Game Hunting, stocks, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bushbuck in Texas

I confess, the title is a little misleading, I was not hunting African exotics in Texas, but rather I brought the Airguns of Arizona big bore Bushbuck to bag some Lone Star hogs. And this high power tackdriver did the job for me ….. again! The rifle is a .452 caliber generating about 600 fpe on full power … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, Hog hunting, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Catching up

Hello All! I’ve been on the road and a little sporadic with posting again, been traveling overseas for work, attending some shooting events, getting in a couple hunts, and my computer time has gone way down. I’m going to try to rectify this, but stay with me as this is the start of my serious … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Competition, Daystate, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, FX, Long Range shooting, Shooting technique, shot placement, Spring Piston Airguns, springers, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Getting Ready for Extreme Benchrest

Well a year has pass quickly, and next week were back for another EBR, which along with SHOT Show is one of my favorite non-hunting airgun events of the year. Unfortunately again this year my time will be truncated, as I need to leave for Japan Sunday morning. But even though it makes for a … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, Competition, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Getting My Airguns Ready to Hunt

This has been a busy week for me; I received a couple new big bores that I’ll be talking about in coming months, and started doing range work. I’ll save the details for later, but it’s hard to imagine the out of the box performance being delivered by todays production big bores! Just a few … Continue reading »

Categories: Airguns of Arizona, AOA Bushbuck .451, Big Bore Airguns, Big Game, bird hunting, Daystate, Deer hunting, Destinations, EBR, Extreme Benchrest, fall hunts, Hog hunting, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, pest birds, Pest Control, Prairie dogs, Predator hunting, Rabbits, Safari, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, summer time hunts, turkey, Uncategorized, Wildcat | 2 Comments
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