24 01, 2022

First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

2022-01-24T11:25:51-05:00January 24th, 2022|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Gear Reviews|Comments Off on First Look: CZ 600 Alpha Rifle

In 2022, CZ-USA introduces 4 models in the new 600 series of bolt-action rifles: Lux, Range, Trail and Alpha. I recently got my hands on an Alpha, which has several unique and innovative features that you have never seen on a deer rifle before. I like what I saw and, I believe, you will too. The Alpha features a totally new modular platform that allows for multi-caliber capability. Choose from 3 action sizes: mini for .223; medium for .308 and 6.5 PRC; and long for .30-06/.300 Win. Mag. Within those classes of actions, it takes 5 minutes to do a caliber conversion. Just remove the stock, loosen 3 screws, pull the barrel and you’re ready for a caliber change. The [...]

26 12, 2021

Chart: Wind Drift Of Hunting Bullets

2021-12-22T09:55:13-05:00December 26th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on Chart: Wind Drift Of Hunting Bullets

  Caliber Bullet wt. (grains) Bullet Drift 10mph Crosswind (inches)     100 yds.          200 yds.  300 yds. .243 100 .5 2.5 6   .25-06 117 .7 2.8 6.5 .270 130 .7 2.8 6.5 7mm-08 140 .8 3.1 7.3 .280 140 1.2 5 11.8 7mm Rem. Mag. 150 .5 2.2 5 .308 150 .6 2.8 6.5 .30-06 165 .7 2.8 6.5   Note how as the range to a deer increases, so does wind drift. And remember, wind drift is even more magnified in a 15 to 30 mph crosswind. Out to 200 yards in a 10 mph crosswind, you really don’t need to compensate, but when shooting at a target or an animal that is 250 to 300 yards [...]

5 12, 2021

How To Shoot A Deer In The Wind

2021-11-24T12:16:25-05:00December 5th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|Comments Off on How To Shoot A Deer In The Wind

Around a big field or out on the plains, it might be calm or just a slight breeze where you’re sitting and glassing, but the wind might be blowing a near gale out where a buck is walking or feeding 200 to 350 yards away. “Glass the leaves or weeds around a deer, whatever you can, to determine if you need to factor in the wind on your shot,” says Texas rifle maker and crack game shot Lex Webernick. But don’t worry about remembering some fancy wind-doping equation. “If the wind is blowing 5 or 10 mph and the grass or weeds are moving slightly, hold dead-on a deer,” says Lex. “But if you’re having trouble keeping the cap on [...]

28 11, 2021

Deer Hunting With The .30-30 Lever

2021-11-24T10:48:36-05:00November 28th, 2021|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting|1 Comment

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 [...]

19 10, 2021

Saskatchewan Huntress Smokes 7 1/2-Year Old, 170-Class Buck

2021-10-18T14:12:44-04:00October 19th, 2021|Big Deer Stories, Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Saskatchewan Huntress Smokes 7 1/2-Year Old, 170-Class Buck

I met Saskatchewan farmer Oneil Baillargeon on a hunt up North several years ago, and immediately knew the guy was a great hunter. It runs in the family. Oneil and his wife, Taylor, watched this tremendous buck for years and hunted his sheds every spring near their farm. A few days ago their history with the animal came to an end. "Sad but good," said Oneil. The buck walked by Taylor's blind at 25 yards and she smoked him with a muzzleloader. The 7.5-year-old whitetail had a thick rack with 13 scorable points. The rack was going downhill, but it still scored 168. BTW, this girl is a killer of big deer. Check out Taylor's 2020 buck pictured below.

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