The Hatsan Piledriver .457 PCP Air Rifle is putting out over 700 fpe, and over 800 fps in .50! About 2 months ago I had a call from Hatsan USA asking if I’d like to try out their new big bore airgun. As we talked it came out that this gun could generate over 700 fpe and had been set up to shoot a 525 grain slug. Of course I wanted to use it, and as it happened I was just getting ready to leave for a multi-day hunt in Texas. The rifle was expedited and I arrived the morning of my departure, my only concern was they only had a small number of bullets to ship with it, and I was pressed for time to order more. As it turned out more arrived, unfortunately they made it to me just before I left to return home….. this limited my range time, and then I needed to return the gun. Hope to have another go with it soon! At any rate, I took my deer and javalina while hunting down in Texas at the Huckaby Ranch, home of Lone Star Trails Outfitters. Trent (the owner) has become a good friend over the last few years, and has a great property loaded with game. He has high fence, but all my hunting was in outside of this and it has some great deer, javalina, and feral goat populations! I’ll be setting up a javalina hunt there in March 2020. so keepRead More →

I’ve had this very cool and unusual lever action rifle out for a couple hunts this year, and just edited a video from a pickup hunt for rabbits during down time on a hog hunt down in Texas a couple months ago. Have a look and let me hear what you think about this rifle.Read More →

We’re holding the 3rd annual prairie dog shoot in South Dakota, and if you’ve ever wanted to shoot in high density towns on private land, this is the trip you want to make! Host: Bad River Birds and Bucks Brett Waibel Outfitter (605) 669-3440 info@badriverhunts.com Dates: May 16-19 Agenda: Arrive on 16th, shoot 17th and 18th, Depart 19th Whats Included: 3 Nights Lodging ( nights of 16, 17, 18) All meals including field lunches Transport from ranch to prairie dog towns LOTS and LOTS of Shooting! Equipment: I’ll have a compressor and tanks on site A selection of Pellets Price: $1000 for 16-19th All Inclusive $500 to reserve spot Loaner Rifles (a few of my personal guns) I can honestly say that all the shooters that have joined us in the past have had a good time, with a high number of repeat guest. I get to shoot prairie dogs all over the west and this is my favorite destination. If you like hunting with an airgun and there is anyway you can join us in May….. you will want to make it!Read More →

I head back down to Puerto Rico to hunt iguana with Hatsan airguns. Part of my interest is field work with the Hatsan Bullboss .25, the FlashPup .25, and the AirMax .22….. But a bigger question was if steady airgun hunting pressure was reducing the number of the out of control pest. I really like Puerto Rico a lot, and it was a shock too me how much damage had been done by the hurricane Maria, which was the worst natural disaster on record. A year later and they are still struggling to recover and get back to normal. When we arrived at the farm, we found there were many iguanas, but far less than the truly pestilential numbers of three years ago. Over the course of two days shooting I shot 55 iguanas, and had to work for them. On the previous trip I shot more than that on one morning. The reduced numbers were a combination of shooting and the effects of the hurricane. I have been told by guys that hunt different areas, that many farms that were badly hit, but did not shoot iguanas, saw a less marked dip in the population. It sounds harsh, but the goal is to fully eliminate these lizards, however I don’t believe it is possible. If only a handful survive they will build up another unmanageable population in a decade or so. Continued hunting is the best method of keeping these animals in check. and as a side benefits thatRead More →

Hunting with the Ataman .30 caliber air rifle! Continuing with my hunts on African small game, we took some time off the plains game and did a bit of varmint hunting with the Ataman M2 .30 caliber rifle. Both the rifle and the caliber proved an excellent choice for the medium sized rock hyrax. For the most part Dassie are left alone, but as they expand into areas of the property reserved for livestock, they need to be culled. This is accomplished by light hunting, a few taken by visiting hunters is enough to keep the numbers in check. I shot about a half dozen during the two plus week trip, I find the fact that they are wary, they live up high, and have excellent eyesight makes them a challenge! The Ataman .30 shot accurately, cycled smoothly and the 8 shot magazine worked well, with the rifle putting out about 92 fpe . I had a great time shooting it for everything from crows to small antelope, it worked a charm! You can get more information on this rifle from: Air Venturi : https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Ataman_M2R_Carbine_Air_Rifle/3900/7865 Airgun Depot : https://www.airgundepot.com/ataman-m2r-tact-carbine-type-2-olive.htmlRead More →

Rossi vs a Grizzly. 10 meter precision air rifle is the game and Rossi faces off against a JROTC shooter with a Walther precision rifle. We’ll see if he has the skills to compete. Then at the Round Table Jim Chapman, Steve Criner, and Rick Eutsler talk with Rossi about hunting with airguns and afterward we’ll see Jim taking down some winged pests for an Arizona rancher.Read More →

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