Author: trophyhunter

Pro’s Tip: How Much is an Appropriate Tip on a Guided Trip

By Michael Deming You’ve saved and saved and finally spent the required fifteen thousand dollars on a five-day fully guided elk hunt. Now you get to hunt a pristine private ranch where elk aren’t pressured and the bugling goes from early morning until long after legal hunting light. You are looking at twenty plus mature bulls a day and having the time of your life. Every night you come back to a nice tent camp where you have great food, hot shower, and a warm wall tent to sleep in as you listen to the elk bugle throughout the...

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Video Product Review: Vortex Razor HD 4000 Rangefinder

For judging distance to an animal or landmark in the field, having a rangefinder that reaches a greater distance is a useful tool. The Vortex Razor HD 4000 gives you accurate readings on an animal out to 1,600 yards, and on landscape objects like trees, out to 1,800 yards. When switched to Extended Laser Range (ELR) mode, the rangefinder will take longer but is able to range a deer-sized animal at around 2,000 yards and a reflective hard surface, such as a rock, at around 4,000 yards. Nobody is expecting ethical hunters to try to make a shot at...

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Video Product Review: Bergara B14 Ridge Special Purpose Rifle

We have had the pleasure of shooting a good number of the Bergara rifles over the past few years and one thing is very consistent with them; ACCURACY! We have tested numerous calibers, which ranged from the 22-250 up to the .300 Win Mag and most had barrels in the 22- 24-inch range. However, we had yet to try one of the special purpose 18” (short barrel) versions in the B14 Ridge Series. It comes in both a .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor and we chose the latter. Everything else is the same. It has a molded synthetic stock made...

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Video Product Review: Leupold VX-5 HD Long Range Riflescopes

The new VX-5HD hit the market several years ago and was a big hit. It provides a 30mm tube as well as some of the best glass money can buy and all on an American made product. The highest magnification model was the 3-15X44, which was great, but out past 1,000 yards it was a bit tough to be precise. Leupold heard what customers were saying and are launching a few new models for 2019 with the long-range shooters in mind. They have added a total of 3 new scopes in this line, which now have a 34mm tube...

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Video Product Review: ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Lite + Pack

For those who have used the lightweight but supremely versatile ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Lite meat hauler, you already know what a great piece of kit it is. For 2019, ALPS OutdoorZ has upgraded their pack frame with a new bag that can be used on the frame by itself or attached to the fully loaded meat hauler for even greater carrying capacity. Each piece can be purchased separately or as a combination kit, so those desiring the entire setup can purchase it together and those who already have the Commander Lite can easily add just the bag. The Commander...

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