Hunting Tips, Videos, and Other Media

WHY LEFT-HAND GUNS MATTER

By Craig Boddington If you’re of the right-handed majority, they probably don’t matter much to you at all, but I want you bear with me and give this some thought. One of my all-time favorite “crazy” letters went something like this: “Boddington, I’m sick of hearing you whine about scarcity of left-...Read more

USE ENOUGH GUN…For All Game

The phrase was made famous by author Robert Ruark (1915-1965). Actually, his memory, because Use Enough Gun is a posthumous collection. Naturally, we assume the admonition applies to large and dangerous game. By Craig Boddington The phrase was made famous by author Robert Ruark (1915-1965)...Read more

UNDERSTANDING THE PRCs

Introduced in 2018, the 6.5 PRC got in under the wire before Covid struck. It jumped on the 6.5mm bandwagon, and made significant inroads before the world shut down. Formally introduced at SHOT Show in 2019, its sibling .300 PRC had less fortunate timing. By Craig Boddington Introduced in 2018, the...Read more

ENOUGH GUN FOR TURKEYS?

By Craig Boddington Gobblers were going crazy just over a little rise. I duckwalked to the crest, peered over. Sure enough, a nice gobbler was right there. I held the bead where neck feathers ended and saw him down hard. Awesome! Another gobbler rushed in from the right, probably to pounce on this...Read more

GROUP-TIGHTENING TIPS

By Craig Boddington BASICS Shooting groups is all about determining a rifle’s accuracy, little to do with the shooter. That said, it’s essential to ensure your benchrest technique is sound. The platform (bench) must be rock-solid. There’s a reason why most ranges use massive, immobile cement...Read more

THOUGHTS ON RIFLE ACCURACY

So, you want your rifle to deliver teeny, tiny groups? Sure, and people in hell want ice. The search for exceptional accuracy can be exhaustive and costly, so let’s start with one question and one reality. By Craig Boddington So, you want your rifle to deliver teeny, tiny groups? Sure, and people...Read more

SHOULD I BUY THAT GUN?

By Craig Boddington Buddy John Stucker sent me a photo of a Christensen rifle, new in the box, carbon-fiber barrel, synthetic stock chambered to 6.5 PRC, price sounded good. He asked, “Should I buy it?” Boddington’s buddy, John Stucker, texted him this photo of a Christensen in 6.5 PRC asking, “...Read more

READY FOR FALL? Trust me, it’s not too early!

By Craig Boddington For some of us, hunting season is right around the corner. Here on the California Central Coast, our archery deer season is already open, with rifle season starting the second Saturday in August. For some of us, hunting season is right around the corner. Here on the California...Read more

TIME TO SIGHT IN!

By Craig Boddington With apologies, for some it’s too late! Rifle deer season opened in August in such diverse places as Alaska, California’s “coast zone,” and parts of South Carolina. I hope you were ready but, for most of us, deer season lies some weeks ahead. So now, as the summer doldrums...Read more

Classic and Contemporary African Hunting Literature

From the Cape to Kasserine – Craig Boddington (Safari Press, 2018, 324 pages.) Review by Ken Bailey This is the fourth book in Craig Boddington’s series describing his African hunting adventures; he writes one every decade, but for my money this is the best yet. Boddington is without doubt the...Read more

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