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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Dec 30, 2022

In 2021 John Zombro—a hard-core Montana backcountry hunter and orthopedic physical therapist—blew his shooting-side shoulder joint up like a grenade. 

Unwilling to give up his lifelong passion for hunting, John researched and put together a special rifle/cartridge system that enabled him to take mule deer, elk, and...

Dec 23, 2022

This episode discusses the types of bullets best for use on western big game inside 400 yards.

Terminal performance challenges of various shot angles are explored, bullets that "dump all their energy inside" are myth-busted, controlled-expansion vs. rapid-expansion projectiles are discussed. 

Philosophy and ethics of...

Dec 16, 2022

This episode we're joined by Gunwerks founder and owner Aaron Davidson, one of the world's most knowledgeable experts in the realm of long-range precision hunting.

Primary topic is the use of target-type bullets such as Berger's VLD's and Hornady's ELD Match for hunting big game. Aaron defines when such bullets are...

Dec 9, 2022

In every serious hunters' life, there have been one or more mentors that inspired and educated. This episode is dedicated to all the great ambassadors of hunting out there, and contains a dozen of our top nominations for the 200th episode rifle setup giveaway.

The nominations show an awesome cross-section of the type...

Dec 2, 2022

Nothing like a good cartridge discussion to make the 200th episode great! Host Joseph von Benedikt details his favorite cartridge for across-the-spectrum big game hunting in the Lower 48, digging deep on the cartridge's history and development, as well as the performance characteristics that make it so capable....