19 07, 2021

7 Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Tips

2021-07-19T11:02:07-04:00July 19th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, whitetail deer|Comments Off on 7 Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Tips

Pour a measured charge of Pyrodex down the bore, or drop in the proper number of 50-grain Triple 7 pellets. Insert bullet and start it down the bore with a short starter. With your ramrod, seat the bullet firmly all way down and on top of the powder, but don’t tamp it or beat it hard. You just want a good, firm seat. Once fully loaded, leave the ramrod in the barrel and scratch it with a knife or mark with a Sharpie. Check the reference mark each time you load to make sure you seat the proper amount of powder and a bullet. Never cap a loaded rifle until you are in the timber and ready to hunt. When [...]

29 06, 2021

Gun Control Alert! Urge U.S. Senators To Vote NO On Chipman For ATF Director

2021-06-28T11:21:32-04:00June 29th, 2021|Big Deer TV, Deer Guns & Loads, Hunting News|Comments Off on Gun Control Alert! Urge U.S. Senators To Vote NO On Chipman For ATF Director

URGENT! Two of the nation’s top pro-gun groups urge all law-abiding gun owners to contact their U.S. Senators and tell them to vote NO on David Chipman’s controversial nomination to be Director of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Chipman previously worked at the ATF for nearly 25 years, but currently serves as a policy advisor for Giffords, a gun control advocacy group o-founded by Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ). NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason Ouimet released the following statement on Thursday regarding David Chipman’s party line vote out of Senate Judiciary Committee: “David Chipman spent the last 10 years unapologetically lobbying for gun control on Capitol Hill.... He supports extreme, unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms, and today’s [...]

27 05, 2021

Ammo Update: Demand To Remain High Into 2021 Hunting Season

2021-05-27T10:57:42-04:00May 27th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|1 Comment

Southwick Associates, a market research firm specializing in the hunting and shooting business, recently surveyed more than 1,800 ammunition consumers as part of its quarterly Hunter/Shooter Survey. They found that in 2020, four out of five consumers encountered out of stock issues while trying to purchase ammunition. Three-quarters of those hunters/shooters have encountered out of stock ammo situations so far in 2021. Of the respondents, 79% reported either fully or partially reducing their target shooting and hunting outings as a result of depleted ammunition shelves. Going forward into 2021, ammunition demand is expected to remain high. Nearly two-thirds of respondents report their current ammo inventory was lower than they would prefer. When asked how much more ammunition they would like to [...]

19 05, 2021

History of the .30-30 For Deer Hunting

2021-05-16T15:32:35-04:00May 19th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Remington, whitetail deer|Comments Off on History of the .30-30 For Deer Hunting

Introduced by Winchester Repeating Arms in 1895 as the main chambering for their Model 1894 rifle, the .30-30 was the first sporting cartridge loaded with smokeless powder. The original .30-30 Winchester load featured a 160-grain bullet driven at almost 2,000 feet per second, a huge step up in performance as compared to the black powder cartridges of the day. It didn’t take long for hunters across America to fall in love with this revolutionary rifle/cartridge combo, which shot flat and hit and dropped game hard. The .30-30 quickly became the go-to for deer and bear at short to moderate range. In the 20th Century, Marlin Firearms began chambering lever-action rifles in .30-30, and in 1948 the gunmaker introduced the venerable [...]

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