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Author: LJ Bonham

5 Best Turkey Guns

What are the five best turkey guns?  When you talk turkey guns, you talk shotguns for the most part.  Shotguns are, in the main, simple devices: a basic tube for a barrel—smooth inside and out—a receiver to hold the lock Read More

Ammunition Review: Winchester Super-X .300 Win. Mag. 180 Grain Power Point

I must declare my bias up front. I love the .300 Winchester Magnum. It is accurate, shoots flat, and available on any gun store shelf. I’ve hunted with it for four or five seasons now and its effectiveness is something Read More

6.5 PRC: The Just Right 6.5mm Cartridge

Thirty years ago, American shooters, for the most part, could care less about 6.5mm bullets or the cartridges which fired them. This reflected a situation which had existed since World War Two’s end in 1945. Other than the small cadre Read More

How to Hunt Pronghorn (Guns, Gear, Tactics)

Few game animals in this world will challenge a hunter more than North America’s pronghorn. A hold over from the last Ice Age, the pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana) inhabits the western U.S., central Canada, and northern Mexico. Considered an open prairie Read More

The Remington Ultra Magnums (What You Need to Know)

Okay, I admit it. I didn’t look forward to this assignment: write a few words about Remington’s famous Ultra Magnum rifle cartridges. These are, with little doubt, amongst my least favorite hunting rounds. I’ve always thought they went a bit Read More

10mm vs. .45 ACP+P (Thor’s Hammer Takes on G.I. Joe)

There’s no middle ground when it comes to the 10mm Auto. Shooters either love it—some to rapture—or they deride it as overrated and unnecessary. For a long time the doubters almost prevailed. Introduced in 1983, the “Ten” drew little initial Read More

.45 ACP vs. Bear (Lifesaver or Get You Killed?)

The .45 ACP pistol cartridge is popular in the United States.  So popular, it could wear the title “America’s Cartridge.”  It is synonymous with power and the all-American philosophy, “More is Better.”  Like our muscle cars, it is big, hard Read More

Mule Deer Hunting (Guns, Gear, Tactics for Your Best Mulie)

Half frozen atop a ridge in the Rocky Mountains, something got my attention through the binoculars. Five-hundred yards away, across a thousand-foot deep gully, what I had waited three long, cold hours for grazed in an open patch on a Read More