Montana Tough: Franchi’s Momentum Elite Varmint Rifle – Full Review
by Mike Dickerson
As so often happens when stalking pronghorn antelope, failure comes before success. I was hunting on the vast Crow Reservation in southeast Montana – an area that defines big, open country with little stalking cover – and had already blown one attempt when a previously unseen band of pronghorn materialized and spooked the herd I was stalking.
An outfitter is an expert at hunting the species you are after in that area. Experienced hunters will tell you that game species act differently in different areas, and knowing where they travel and under what conditions they move is “locals-only” knowledge that takes years and even generations to understand. If you roll DIY you can make some educated guesses, but that’s very different from previous experience.
can take a beating during hunting season, they are banged around in the truck, on an ATV or horse withstanding the elements of dirt and moisture. In order to preserve the investment that we make in our firearm and extend the life and functionality of our rifle, a few extra steps taken prior to storage will help you stay organized and your weapon system functioning flawlessly
Bushnell’s New Fusion X Binoculars Reflect a Quarter Century of Laser Rangefinder Innovation
by Mike Dickerson
I had an opportunity to use the binoculars for a short time on a prairie dog shoot in Wyoming and came away impressed because the Fusion X binoculars pack a lot of functionality into an affordable package. The binoculars are backed by Bushnell’s transferable lifetime warranty, which translates into a defined life of 20 years for the binoculars and five years for the electronics.
For many of you reading this and just jumping into the world of thermal optics, do not fret, it is not as complicated as some may suggest. While Thermal scopes are not cheap, they are an absolute game-changer in the world of night hunting. 5 years ago, I would have never believed how powerful of a tool thermal would become in my hunting game.
The innovation of decoys starts with an idea. We all have ideas and often act on those ideas with designs of our own, but in this instance, Lifetime has moved to an outer orbit with their lineup of FlexFloat decoys.