The Hunting Guns Blog

Traditions designs still make for effective hunting bullets

Big Game Hunting Bullets that Disintegrate?

    Percentage of retained weight may appear the reigning measure of expanding bullet performance in game, but the last deer I’ve shot fell to thin-jacketed hunting bullets of ordinary construction. And in Missouri, Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT) is making big game hunting bullets designed to, well, disintegrate into tiny particles. “We’ve found they...

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, Setup No. 5

Beretta AL391 Urika 2 Beretta never lets a good product stand on its own, choosing, rather, to always improve upon a winner. A fine example of this is its AL391 Urika 2, part of the company’s American Waterfowler collection. A gun evolved from Beretta’s original AL390, this most recent model has improved functionality of...

Franchi Affinity 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, No. 4

Franchi Affinity This company doesn’t make a bad gun to my knowledge and experience. Everytime I’ve shot one I’ve found it responsive, nimble, and always reliable. I don’t think you’ll find the brand-new Affinity to be any different. Replacing the model I-12, the Affinity sports a very trim receiver profile and fore-arm lines. It...

Ithaca Waterfowler 12-gauge shotgun

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, No. 3

Sorry for the gap in posts, folks. Been really busy with manuscripts for some really exciting books coming out this spring and fall. Have recently edited a fantastic book on big-bore revolvers that everyone is going to love, even if all you’ve ever owned is a J-frame S&W snubby. Also taking time has been...

Mossberg 935 shotgun

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, Setup No. 1

A functional and ultra reliable shotgun from Mossberg, plus Black Cloud shotshell ammunition from Federal that's made specifically for snow geese. Can't get a more tailored setup to start of your late-season goose hunts!

Browning A-bolt Shotgun Stalker

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 9

There are places rifles just aren't welcome, but you can still coyote hunt, especially if you're bringing along this wonderfully functional and rugged bolt-action shotgun from Browning. Plus, we've got one humdinger of a decoy from Flambeau. Check it out!

Thompson/Center Pro Hunter predator rifle

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 8

Thompson/Center's Pro Hunter Predator rifle gets a full camo treatment, perfect for staying concealed from the prying eyes of coyotes--and even better when matched with a camo scope from Nikon.