a hunter with a rifle

Hunting 101. Rifle Ballistics: What You Need to Know

The world of ballistics can be an exciting adventure, but a beginning hunter is advised to play it safe. Start with a rifle chambered for a “regular”, non-Magnum caliber, but with a decent starting velocity, and sight it in for the maximum point-blank range. For hunting, pick the ammo with the best bullet you can afford. Learn how to hit targets at long range (here’s a blog on the subject), but try to keep your shots within the point-blank range.

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A hunter shooting guineafowl

Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel. Part 2: Driven Bird Hunts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Wingshooting in South Africa: An Unexposed Jewel

Driven bird hunts are usually associated with Europe and Great Britain, but South Africa has a long tradition of this sport as well. To this day, being invited to a farmer’s traditional guineafowl shoot is quite an honor. During these hunts camaraderie and long lasting friendships are made. The shoot is more about the experience than the kill and lots of banter and laughter was the order of the day.  

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