26 02, 2024

How Do You Act When You Shoot a Buck?

2024-02-26T10:34:36-05:00February 26th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Hunting, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|0 Comments

I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. —Fred Bear I am no Fred Bear, don’t claim to be. When it comes to bowhunting, I couldn’t carry the man’s jockstrap. But for the last 40 years, I have unabashedly hunted and killed deer according to Fred’s mantra. I suppose that is why I get uncomfortable and feel a bit ashamed when I witness an episode like this, either in person in the woods or on YouTube or TV: A fellow shoots a buck and watches it topple over. Grinning, he raises his arms high into the air, balls his fists and starts hollering, “He’s down, he’s down, hell yeah, he’s down!” This is sometimes accompanied with [...]

23 01, 2024

How to Store Your Rifles

2024-01-23T12:07:53-05:00January 23rd, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, CZ-USA, Deer Guns & Loads, sportsman channel, trijicon|0 Comments

After a thorough bore cleaning, wipe down the action, trigger guard, scope, barrel and all exterior metalwork of a rifle with a light coat of gun oil. When I plan to store a rifle for 2 months or more, I run one last patch dabbed with a light coat of oil into the bore to prevent rust. To further avoid rust, firearms should be stored in an environment that stays around 70 degrees F year-round with humidity of 50 to 55 percent. It is best to lock all your guns and ammunition in a gun safe. If you don't have a safe, at the very least secure firearms and ammo in a closet or room that you lock tight. Be [...]

9 01, 2024

Best Scope for AR Hunting Rifle

2024-01-09T11:10:52-05:00January 9th, 2024|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, trijicon|0 Comments

Mike: What scope do you recommend for an AR rifle in .308? I’ll be hunting in south Alabama. --Sami Sami: I recommend the Trijicon Credo HX 1-8x28, which is Trijicon’s most popular scope for an AR rifle. True 1X wide field of view for close shots, and up to 8X for longer shots at a buck when needed. I set this scope to 6X for all-round hunting; at this magnification it works perfectly in 95% of hunting situations. Some specs on the Credo HX 1-8: best multi-coated, anti-reflective glass, 34mm tube, and 28mm objective lens for more exit pupil and low light performance; this scope features dual red/green illuminated reticles for pinpoint aiming at deer in any condition or environment. [...]

24 08, 2023

Rifle Deer: What’s Better, the Shoulder or Lung Shot?

2023-08-17T10:53:24-04:00August 24th, 2023|Big Deer TV, BigDeer, Deer Guns & Loads, Deer Hunting, Hornady, sportsman channel, trijicon, whitetail deer|Comments Off on Rifle Deer: What’s Better, the Shoulder or Lung Shot?

Mike: I was just curious, where do you aim on a deer when you are hunting with a gun? I have had terrific success with the shoulder shot versus the standard behind-the-shoulder shot. The recovery rates and distances that deer run, margin of error and terminal performance are all superior when I use this aiming point. I think others could benefit if they changed where they shoot a buck and go for more shoulder. Thanks, Kenny from VA. Kenny: I have shot a bunch of bucks through the shoulders and agree that it is a tremendous shot. When you’re on target, you not only take out both shoulders but also get the front of the lungs and shock the heart. [...]

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