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Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Uncategorized |

The Right Hunting Ammunition And Caliber Combo Is A Must When Hunting Black Bear

For a great many outdoors enthusiasts, hunting black bear is best enjoyed at a distance. Bears are very large, aggressive, and dangerous. Shooting one with a rifle from 100 yards away reduces the serious risks presented by an enraged bear that does not immediately drop. Then, there is the horror of another life-threatening situation. A bear may find you before you find it. Extra cautions should be taken to deal with the nightmare scenario of being taken by surprise by the bear. At a minimum, carrying a reliable backup pistol and appropriate ammunition is a must.

Using the Right Rifle/Handgun Combination

With bear, only high-caliber weapons and very hot (high pressure) ammunition are reliable. A rifle with a .300 level caliber would be a good choice. The .44 Magnum is an excellent revolver caliber. Obviously, a .308 rifle and a .44 Magnum pistol use different ammunition. In an emergency situation, this could create problems. Bears attack by swiping with their paws and a rifle may be knocked out of your arms if the creature surprises you. Without the rifle, relying on the revolver is the only chance of survival. However, shooting the revolver does not mean vital targets are hit. Some rounds might outright miss.

Reloading the revolver is necessary to finish off the slowed-down bear. In such a high-stress scenario, grabbing a .308 round instead of a .44 takes away vital seconds. One way to avoid this scenario is to use the same caliber in the rifle and the revolver. Having a rifle that fires .44 caliber rounds means you only need to carry a single caliber that fits both weapons. 

Same Round, Different Pressure and Power

Not all .44 caliber ammunition is the same weight or packs the same amount of power. A 300 grain bullet with packed with a massively high pressure load may present far too much recoil in a revolver, but would be fine as a rifle selection. The shoulder stock on the rifle makes shooting the 300 grain bullet easier. Loading the revolver with a slightly lighter and more controllable round remains an option. Yet, if reloading the revolver becomes necessary, the 300 grain bullet will fit in the revolver. Just be sure the selected revolver is one rated to not suffer damage when firing high pressure loads. So, if the heavy, high pressure round is grabbed by mistake, the revolver can still be loaded and fired reliably.

Practice with the High Pressure Round

Clearly, you do not want the first time you fire a very hot round in the revolver to be after selecting the round by accident when faced by charging a bear. Fire off a few high pressure rounds in a revolver just to get used to the feel and recoil. Doing so contributes to improving accuracy.

To learn more about the right guns and ammunition for bear hunting, talk to a gun retailer, such as Miller’s Gun Center Inc.

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Getting The Most Out Of Your Fishing Charter Experience

One of the most thrilling things you can do during a trip to Cabo San Lucas is to take a trip on a Cabo fishing charter. If you’ve never gone on a charter fishing expedition, there are a few things you should know before you climb aboard. Here are some helpful hints to get the most out of your adventure.

Choose The Right Shoes

To stay safe and prevent slipping on a wet deck, be sure to wear a pair of shoes that provide traction. Rubber-soles with grips, such as those found on deck shoes, are the best choice. Remember that the boat may be very wet, so be prepared to part ways with your shoes in the event that they become soaked with seawater.

Bring A Personal Emergency Kit

Even if you’ve been on a boat before, you might not know how you’ll react on the choppy waters you’ll encounter on a charter fishing boat. Be sure to pack medication for motion sickness and over-the-counter pain relievers in the event you develop a headache. You’ll also need sunblock to prevent sunburn and sunburn relief lotion in the event you develop a sunburn. Remember that sunlight reflects on water, making it easier for you to get burnt even with sunblock. 

Pack A Cooler

Some charter boat companies offer light snacks and beverages, but many do not. Pack a small cooler or insulated bag with bottled water and a few snacks so you can stay hydrated and stave off hunger during a long trip. In some cases, inclement weather could extend your time at sea, and you don’t want to be without food and water until you return safely to shore.

Don’t Forget Your Camera

Cabo San Lucas is the perfect spot for fishing. You may get to see sharks, tuna and mackerel. Depending on how far out your boat takes you, it’s possible you may encounter whales as well. Be sure to have your camera with you so you can take pictures and capture video of these majestic creatures. You’ll also be able to bring back proof of your big catch to share with friends and family. Consider investing in a water-proof camera so you don’t damage your smartphone or traditional digital camera.

If you get the chance to visit Cabo San Lucas, be sure to take some time to enjoy a fishing charter trip. Whether you are an experienced angler or you’ve never fished before, you’ll have a great time as long as you are prepared when you board the boat.

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