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Shortly after writing last month’s column about the current state of the used custom-rifle market, what should fall into my lap but a certified Al Biesen rifle, built on an FN Mauser action.

By accident or serendipity, browsing one of my usual Continue reading Windfall

Court Mandates New Recovery Plan For Endangered Mexican Wolf

An Arizona judge has approved a settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office against the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to develop a new recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf. Continue reading Court Mandates New Recovery Plan For Endangered Mexican Wolf

New Alliant Powder Reloder 16 Rifle Powder

Alliant Powder offers consistent long-range accuracy across temperature extremes with the release of its new Reloder 16 rifle powder. Shipments of alliant-reloder-16-120716 are being delivered to dealers now.

Reloder 16 utilizes TZ technology, which manipulates the response of the propellant and resists the natural tendency to generate more pressure at higher temperatures and less pressure at lower temperatures. As a result, Reloder 16, similar to Reloder 23 and AR Comp, offers world-class temperature stability. The powder has excellent lot-to-lot consistency and contains a proprietary de-coppering additive without any DNT or DBP.

The new powder is ideal for traditional hunting cartridges, such as .30-’06 Sprg. and .270 Win., as well as 6.5mm target loads and tactical applications where temperature stability is required.

Features & Benefits

  • World-class stability across temperature extremes
  • Contains proprietary de-coppering additive
  • Excellent lot-to-lot consistency
  • Formulation contains no DNT or DBP
  • Made in Sweden for Alliant Powder


1-pound bottle $30.95

8-pound canister $232.95

Arizona Game And Fish Asks Hunters To Save, Return Tracking Collars

AZGFD is requesting all hunters return any radio collars from harvested game.
AZGFD is requesting all hunters return any radio collars from harvested game.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is encouraging hunters who harvest a big game animal affixed with a GPS or VHF tracking collar to return that collar undamaged to any department office statewide.

Harvesting a collared animal is legal. Game and Fish asks hunters to refrain from cutting, damaging or otherwise destroying any portion of a collar. A is collar easily removed from a harvested animal’s neck by loosening two nuts on the black “drop-off” box on one side of the collar. A crescent wrench, socket wrench or multi-use tool can be used to loosen only those two nuts.

The department relies on valuable data that collars provide in making science-based decisions that determine the most effective wildlife management practices. The stored data can include an animal’s behaviors, movement patterns and frequency, individual and group dynamics, home-range size and more.

azgfd-radio-collar-sheepThe technology is not inexpensive. A collar can range in cost up to several thousands of dollars. When factoring in additional costs of human resources, equipment and capture, the department is making a substantial investment in each collared animal. A portion of the funding comes from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program, a stalwart national funding source for state conservation and recreational opportunities.

It’s also helpful for hunters to report the date and location of their harvest when returning an undamaged collar to any department office statewide. For more information, call (602) 942-3000.

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