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Hunting Guns

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

Choice of Caliber

After all these years of hunting, shooting with, and writing about Airguns, the most frequent question I get is “what caliber is best”? The answer I give is probably not the crisp and clear response that is hoped for, because there are many variables that come into play. Personal preference aside; it depends on the … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Big Bore Airguns, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, Long Range shooting, pest birds, Rabbits, Small Game Hunting, springers | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mini Expeditions With Your Airgun!

Besides airgun hunting, I like to fish, hike, bike, kayak and camp. To optimize my field time, I’ve been combining these various activities, so I’ll load up my kayak with ultralight camping gear, an air rifle, and take off on an overnighter. This lets me get further into the back country or access areas closed … Continue reading »

Categories: Airgun Expedition, Camping with Airgun, Destinations, fall hunts, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, Small Game Hunting, Spring time hunting, stealth hunting, Urban hunt, where to hunt | 7 Comments

From My Hunting Journal: A Mojave Rabbit Hunt

Here’s an entry I pulled out of my log book from a hunt I did awhile back. I’d time before the SHOT Show and decided to use it on a jackrabbit hunt out in a corner of the Mojave desert I’d been tromping through most of my life. Initially I roamed this area primarily to … Continue reading »

Categories: binoculars, Destinations, Hunting Accessories, Hunting Guns, Jackrabbits, offhand shooting, Rabbits, SHOT Show, Small Game Hunting, Spring Piston Airguns, springers, Uncategorized, where to hunt | 4 Comments

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

Falls around the corner; squirrel seasons are kicking off!

We’re getting towards the end of summer and fall is right around the corner as I write blog entry. Soon it will be getting cooler and the start of a new hunting season. Of all the species I hunt with an airgun, squirrel hunting is one that gets me out more days of the year … Continue reading »

Categories: fall hunts, Ground squirrels, Hunting Guns, Small Game Hunting, Squirrels, summer time hunts, turkey, where to hunt | Leave a comment

Enter the Wildcat…. A Personal Game Changer!

Over the last few years I’ve written about several PCP Bullpup rifles, and while I’ve liked some better than others, I often said things about the class like they are good examples of form following function, a good example of the class, but mentioning my preference tends towards carbines when I want a compact gun. … Continue reading »

Categories: bullpup, compact guns, FX, Hunting Guns, Safari, Wildcat | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment
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