When asked his thoughts on deer hunting calibers, SCI Member Gary E. responds:
“I think like you, that [choice of] deer calibers are a function of age. When I was young and just getting on my feet, I hunted with a 30-40 Krag. I then made it up to a .30-30 lever-gun that, in the northeast, was the go-to gun. Then low and behold the Savage 99 in .308 came into my hands. I thought that was a hot rod.
“As I became more established, the real hot rods came to me with lighter bullets and higher velocities. Enter the 7mm and .300 Wby. Mags, and the .338 Win. Mag. with 200-grain bullets.
“As I age, the ‘older-than-me’ cartridges pique my interest–7×57 Mauser, .25-‘06, and .300 H&H would suit me for the rest of my life. The .300 H&H fills the gap for me between light and medium rifles with 200-grain bullets, and the .338 is still there with 225’s just ‘cuz.
“My go-to deer rifles are the 7X57 for hunting in the woods, and the .25-‘06 in open country. I use the .338 whenever I get the feeling. It seems that .338 finds it’s way into my case everywhere I go. It rarely sees light but it feels right to have it there.
“In the end shoot what you like, and shoot well.”–Gary E.
SCI-sponsored two-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) will be part of a six-member squad competing Saturday as the 2012 International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final for Shotgun in Maribor, Slovenia.
Cogdell is hopeful to put results of a bad final round in London [2012 Olympics] behind her and showcase the skills that led her to an Olympic bronze medal in Beijing as well as the World Cup win she earned at the Tucson World Cup in March.
“It is always such an honor to compete in the World Cup Finals as one of the top 12 in the world,” said Cogdell. “I’m looking forward to wrapping up my World Cup season with a strong performance.”
Joining Cogdell in the talented women’s trap field is Kayle Browning (Wooster, Arkansas) who finished second to Cogdell for an Olympic selection. Browning earned her way to Maribor after earning a career first World Cup medal at the London Prepares event in April. The wind, rain and cold conditions of London couldn’t detract Browning from recording the top performance of her career as the Arkansas native earned a bronze medal.
World Cup Final Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 22
Women’s Trap Qualifying + Final
Men’s Trap Qualifying
Sunday, Sept. 23
Men’s Trap Qualifying (cont.) + Final
Monday, Sept. 24
Women’s Skeet Qualifying + Final
Double Trap Qualifying + Final
Men’s Skeet Qualifying
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Men’s Skeet Qualifying (cont.) + Final
Stealth Cam has teamed up with Jim Shockey to create a new Jim Shockey Signature Series Professional HD scouting camera that delivers greater performance in the field with its new ZX7 processor. The new processor produces even faster trigger speed and longer battery life.
The new Professional HD camera is an ultra-compact camera featuring a 720P high definition digital video that displays the running date stamp. The Professional HD’s ZX7 Processor also features new Quick Set technology, providing pre-set program modes for ease of use. Being DRONE compatible, the user can examine and assess the wildlife on their hunting land by utilizing the digital remote surveillance system. The Professional HD provides HD video at 30 FPS with audio clarity. The camera can also be programmed to capture still images with a 8.0, 3.0 and 1.3 mega-pixel resolution for clean, crisp pictures. Capable of recording 5 – 300 second adjustable video clips, the Professional HD is equipped with 54 infrared emitters for an amazing 60 ft. range and can record in either color or black and white HD. The rapid Burst Mode shoots 1-9 images per trigger with a 0-59 second or 0-59 minute recovery time out. The new 5 digit LCD counter accommodates higher image counts during extended times in the field. There is a 64 MB built in memory and an SD memory card slot that accepts up to 32 GB.
Professional Hd Features
720P HD digital video
DRONE compatible (must access a service plan sold separately)
Klineburger Enterprises is currently at the International Wildlife Museum doing routine maintenance on the many taxidermy specimens. Kent Kilneburger takes a minute to give some advice on how to maintain your mounts in top shape, and what to do if you discover a problem.