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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Aug 12, 2022

Inspired by a listener's question, this episode is all about the fundamentals of extended-range shooting in the field. 

We start with gear, particularly addressing vital scope features and setup for long-range success. Dial-up turrets, custom dials, parallax focus, reticle types, zero distance, anti-cant levels, and so...


Aug 5, 2022

Are classic cartridge suitable for backcountry hunting? You bet they areā€”and some are particularly good at it. This episode takes a detailed look at several of the best. We list top bullet choices and favorite rifles, and discuss what each cartridge is really good at. 

Criteria for inclusion: 

  • Must be old (youngest...


Jul 29, 2022

Want to stay backcountry-fit into your older years? Or just shake off the cobwebs and get mountain-hunting shape? We recorded this episode with John Zombro, a professional trainer and physical therapist who specializes in hunt-prep training. A passionate backcountry hunter with more than 50 years in the field,...


Jul 22, 2022

Why does America love .30-caliber cartridges so much? BECAUSE THEY WORK! Here's a little history on when the great .30's won our hearts, and a deep dive into how to get the best out of your .30-caliber cartridge. 

We touch on most of the popular .30-caliber rounds, but focus primarily on bullet types, intended uses,...


Jul 15, 2022

This episode takes a deep dive into the realm of brush-country rifles, cartridges, and bullets.

Inspired by a listeners question, we explore the concept of a "bush gun," and define rifle characteristics that fit. Rifle responsiveness, balance, fast function, accuracy, reach, and authority, along with appropriate scopes...