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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Feb 7, 2020


• Scenario: You've got hunts ranging from coues deer to mountain grizzly and moose—and have to use just one rifle. What cartridge do you pick? 

• What trends show most folks pick

• SHOT Show trends and hot cartridges

• Comparison between the legendary .300 Win Mag and the trendy new .300 PRC


Jan 10, 2020


Review time! Savage's Axis II budget rifle in .280 Ackley Improved

• Listener lever-action questions & comments

• Mid-bore cartridges such as the .338-06 and .35 Whelen for backcountry hunting

• A six-pound, six-ounce, sub-$400 mountain rifle

• Discussing the Axis II action

• Barrel length, rifling...

Jan 4, 2020


This episode addresses several interesting questions and comments submitted by listeners. 

• Browning BLR correction

• Takedown rifles and scope mounting

• Swedish hunters and the Backcountry Hunting Podcast

• Single-loading lever guns in dangerous situations

• Sierra bullets for hunting

• Dogs...

Aug 2, 2019


• The older you get, the less you like to carry—yet the more you appreciate remote backcountry. 

— Condors & lead bullet correlation update: The science behind it. Please listen to Randy Newberg's Episode No. 87 of Hunt Talk Radio. Here's a link:


Jul 26, 2019


• Are monometal bullets as good a traditional lead-core bullets? 

• Rights & Freedoms, Laws & Regulations

• Top manufacturers of non-toxic monometal bullets

• Monometal vs. Lead-core bullets: THE DIFFERENCES

1. Behavior in the bore

2. Behavior in flight

3. Behavior on impact

4. Trauma & terminal...