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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Jun 30, 2023

Is America's trendiest, most controversial cartridge adequate for hunting America's most dangerous game? Most would say no. Tyler Freel, an Alaskan wild man who's taken many grizzlies with recurve bows, blackpowder rifles, and even stone arrowheads, recently killed a big griz with a 6.5 Creedmoor. 

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Jun 23, 2023

This campfire episode we're in west central Idaho, in bear camp. Mike Painter and host Joseph von Benedikt headed afield with Barnes's new Pioneer line of lever-action and revolver ammo. Mike's rifle is a yet-to-be-announced new model in .44 Magnum, and Joseph's is Marlin's terrific new Model 1895 Guide Gun...

Jun 16, 2023

Your rifle's stock is your primary contact point with the launch platform that kills your quarry. Choose wisely. Here's how.

  • Wood & Laminate wood stocks
    • Proven, aesthetic, easy to work with & accurize
    • Susceptible to changes in moisture
  • Injection-molded composites
    • Cheap plastic
    • Better quality "glass-filled...

Jun 9, 2023

Want a career in the hunting and shooting industry? It's tough to break into, but if you've got the desire, the passion, the knowledge, and the stubborness, it's possible. 

Here, von Benedikt goes through the skills, talents, and experience vital to being a successful writer, outlines how to get started, and tells his...

Jun 2, 2023

"Only accurate rifles are interesting." Said the legendary Col. Townsend Whelen. In the realm of backcountry hunting rifles, he's right. 

It takes an accurate barrel to make an accurate rifle. This episode, we take a deep dive into the characteristics of great barrels—both production and custom—and how to choose...