Hi my name is Bruce Mackay I am 58 years young. I have been hunting ever since I can remember, even hunting my first grouse with a sling shot when I was about 9 or 10. And when I turned 14 I started legally hunting deer, and usually with one of my six brothers.
I lived in the country back then on a small farm that bordered on crown land and there were a lot of deer around. But like most children I did not appreciate hunting much in those years because girls got me tied up with other more pressing matters.
Anyway, I was sort of successful and wound up hitched and for a few years I had to learn to survive and take care of my family. This soon got me back into hunting for food the first few years, and although many times I was not successful, I did learn a few basics from my shooting partner. My friend liked to hunt out of the truck and that didn’t work so well, so one day I got out of the truck and decided I was going where the deer were. It was time to get serious!
I have learned to know where to find bucks and bulls in season. And also how to shoot more accurate using hand loads. I was taught hand loading by a bench rest shooter. This is a no joke sport and I never pursued it. The guy I learned from was a bench rest shooter he could bust aspirins at two hundred yards every time with his gun. His gun was a bull barrel .308, not sure on the make, but it had the first electronic trigger I had ever seen.
The result is I then started using the RCBS Rock Chucker press. Amazingly I could load rounds cheap enough to start shooting long range and got quite good at it. I can still hit a target at five hundred yards with my own hunting reloads. I do not have the will or patience to shoot bench rest rifle I learned long ago I am too nervous to be that accurate.
One thing I can tell you now is that most anyone I have ever met can learn to shoot good enough to do good kill shots on Deer, moose and bear with confidence at five hundred yards. Yes that means most all hunters have this chance if they choose to use it. If they use enough gun and learn to shoot it right. I would say from the seven mil to 30-06 on up, you could kill a moose at five hundred.
One of the first things you should learn to use is hand loaded ammunition that is form fit for your gun. Then you would want to get to know the tables on bullet drop for your gun. Once you do this you need to understand wind deflection for your round.
Knowing things like this lets you know what shots you don’t want to take as well as the ones you do. Most all of this information is in any reloading manual. You can be a better hunter than you are by learning all you can from reading about your loads. Taking successful shots is what it’s all about and also to make sure you don’t leave a wounded animal in the bush.
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One of the first things is you would have to learn to use hand loaded ammunition form fit for your gun. Then you would want to get to know the tables on bullet drop for your gun. You would also have to learn and understand wind deflection for your round. Knowing this you would know there are shots you would not want to take with your gun. Most all of this information is in most any reloading manual.In learning this you would also be a far better hunter for many reasons mainly because you would take more shots successfully. Then you would know what shots not to try . It would be your first big step to leaving a lot less wounded game in the bush.
I am building these websites with hunting reloading and camping in mind I am researching the products I use and believe in using or the ones I would buy myself. I have learned to make a camp from the hottest summer weather to tenting it at 10 below and still able to enjoy being there.