Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

Enjoy exciting hunting stories told by SCI members and read about the latest guns and gear they’re using in the bush.

The Hunt That Came To Be

Editors Note: As this article was going to press in the Sept/Oct issue of Safari Magazine, we received word that Mr. Kostkas had passed away unexpectedly. He was a life long hunter and enjoyed time in the outdoors, especially when in the company of family. SCI expresses its condolences to the Kostkas family and are proud to share this account of what was to be his last hunt.

The young guide is now leading the way, through and around brush, that is thick but passable. At his rear is the older hunter, visibly trying hard to keep pace and maintain his heart rate and stability in Continue reading The Hunt That Came To Be

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This Mountain Lion Hunt Is Tougher Than Climbing Mount Rainier, But Oh So Rewarding

SCI member Brent Jacobsen has climbed both Mount Rainier and Mount McKinley and says his Colorado mountain lion hunt challenged him more than either of those physical feats. Continue reading This Mountain Lion Hunt Is Tougher Than Climbing Mount Rainier, But Oh So Rewarding

Skin Game

When hunting big game there are usually two knives in my possession­­–one general purpose and a secondary skinning knife. My rationale behind such a choice is having a dedicated skinner knife provides for far more efficient hide removal than stretching the functionality of a single general-purpose knife. My intent when Continue reading Skin Game

Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2

More than two decades after the development of their last cartridge, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is set to release a new caliber, the .416 Rigby No. 2, which will be chambered in Rigby’s Rising Bite double rifles. Continue reading Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2