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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Nov 15, 2019


• .30-06 & .270 at crunch time

• Revisiting the old argument: Which is better? 

• More to the point, how do you get the best out of each? 

Cartridge comparison:

  1. .30-06 is more versatile--and here's why
  2. .270 is more forgiving in some ways--and here's why
  3. Downsides of the .30-06
  4. Downsides of the...

Nov 9, 2019


Wild game meat should be incredibly good—not dry, gamey, and tough to eat. 

  • Field care for clean-tasting meat
  • "Ice Aging" meat for tenderness and mild flavor
  • Pre-cooking prep for roasts and steaks
  • Grilling techniques for the perfect steak or roast

Professional meat processors: A good way to get your wild...

Nov 1, 2019


Challenges of late-season elk hunting

  • Bulls are solitary and hard to find
  • Antlers are often broken
  • Extreme cold can be a major factor
  • Elk are pressured and spooky
  • Wintering grounds often present public/private land conflicts
  • Shooting in extreme cold is always difficult

Techniques that work: 

  • Glassing. How...

Oct 25, 2019


• Work Sharp Tools: the Genesis

• Edge technology and what makes "sharp"

• Most common sharpening mistakes, and how to correct them

• Edge angle: What's best for a hunting knife? And how do you control it? 

• Under the microscope: What creates sharpness

• Different knife steels, and how to address...

Oct 18, 2019


Why reload:

  • Pick your bullet
  • Tune your accuracy
  • Create premium ammo for budget-ammo cost

Getting started: 

  • Instruction sections in reloading manuals
  • ABC's of assembling a cartridge
  • The Three "B's" of accuracy
  • Choosing cartridge cases
  • Prepping cases for accuracy
  • Choosing a gunpowder
  • Working up a propellant...