GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SHOT - CHOOSING A TURKEY LOAD
Turkey hunting is a real challenge, and wary old gobblers very rarely make things easy. These clever birds can hang up out of range, spot even the most minuscule movements, and will bolt away at the first sign of danger. And while it’s impossible to control what a gobbler will do, you can control your choice of shotgun shells to maximize your range and effectiveness for a quick, clean kill.Turkeys are tough and wary, so it’s critical to have the right turkey load and get the most out of your shot. Here’s a primer on picking the right shell for your gobbler gun.
MATCHING BULLETS TO THE GAME YOU'LL HUNT THIS SEASON
There are many good reasons to seek a new hunting load. Maybe it’s a new rifle or an opportunity to hunt new game. Maybe you’re just getting started in big game hunting. Maybe in the ammunition pinch you can’t find your old favorite. For the upcoming season, it’s high time to start your search. A logical approach assures you’ll find the right one.
GHOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BULLETS FOR NORTH AMERICAN GAME HUNTING
There’s a great deal of debate regarding which caliber is best for hunting various species of game. Some hunters feel that powerful, high-velocity magnum cartridges like the 7mm Remington magnum and the various Weatherby cartridges are perfect for big game because they shoot flat and produce a great deal of energy. Others prefer “standard” cartridges like the .30-06, which has been a successful hunting cartridge for years and doesn’t produce the recoil or muzzle blast associated with hotter magnum cartridges.
Generations of Deer Hunters have relied on shotguns loaded with slugs to put meat in the freezer and trophies on the wall. And for good reason—put them through a whitetail’s vitals and they deliver incredible stopping power. However, slugs have come far since they first hit the scene in the 1890s.