The ammunition industry has been so focused on “super bullets” in the past several years that it’s easy to forget that cup-and-core bullets at standard velocity are really darn good deer killers. The folks at Hornady remember though, and for 2013 are introducing a line of what we’d call “standard” ammunition named “American Whitetail.” Don’t get the idea that “standard” implies these are some cheap, garden-variety promotional loads. Hornady has put so much research and effort into making some of the best ammunition that quality is just built into the DNA of how they make ammunition.
American Whitetail is loaded with proven Interlock bullets. These bullets have a small but strong ledge inside the jackets that mechanically “locks” the jacket and core together so you don’t experience jacket/core separation. To help facilitate and control expansion, Interlock jackets also have internal grooves and are tapered.
The line starts with .243 Winchester and goes up to .300 Win. Mag. with several other popular whitetail loadings in between. All are optimized specifically for deer hunting.
SCI will be hosting measuring seminars at the GSCO Convention this year in Reno, NV on Jan 9th at 2:00pm. There will be three SCI instructors present to cover all big game animals measured using the SCI scoring system and will place a heavy emphasis on scoring various types of mountain game animals from around the world. Upon completion of the SCI Measuring Seminar each attendee will come away with wealth of knowledge about the SCI scoring system. If you’re taking the course for the first time you will need to sign up for the Official Measuring course, which is $150 and includes your SCI Official Measuring Kit and the Written Exam to be taken after the course. If you have already been an Official Measurer for at least one year, you will be eligible for the Master Measuring Course, which will take place at the same time as the Official Measuring Seminar, but will require the completion of scoring 25 various antlers, horns and skulls within 3% accuracy. Time will be allotted throughout the course of the GSCO show to allow participants to complete the scoring test. The Master Measuring course is $125 and you must be an active SCI Member to take either course. To register or for more information contact Chris Emery at (520)620-1220 ext 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org; you may also sign up online.
Reason No. 5 – Find the hunt of a lifetime for the price of a lifetime.
There is no better place to book your next trophy hunt than the SCI Hunters’ Convention. In Reno, the exhibit hall will be filled with the top guides, outfitters and professional hunters from around the world. Whether you want to plan your first African safari, chase trophy game in North America or investigate exotic hunts in other parts the of world, you can find the hunt of a lifetime for the price of a lifetime.
Experienced hunters will tell you that talking face-to-face with your guide or outfitter is the best way to judge the quality of a hunt. On the exhibit floor, attendees can see hundreds of outfitters and learn firsthand about their services, game populations, hunting methods, lodging, fees and other key information. Many exhibitors also offer show specials that save you money and time.
Once your hunts are planned, be sure to check out all the latest guns, gear and accessories. With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, all the top brands will be represented. Guns, ammo, optics, archery equipment, knives, clothing and taxidermy − all these products and much more can be found among the 2,000 exhibit booths.
Goex Powder Inc., the only American-made authentic blackpowder manufacturer for more than 200 years, is setting a new standard of precision with the introduction of its new Olde Eynsford gunpowder.
This new gunpowder is painstakingly crafted with only select grade materials and precision refined processes. Its uniformly tight grain size ensures consistent shot-to-shot performance. In response to competitive demand, higher velocities are attained with Olde Eynsford.
“ Olde Eynsford is ideal for cartridge and roundball competitors who demand precise shot placement at long distances,” said Tim Vaitekunas, Chief Operating Officer of GOEX Powder, Inc. “We believe this is the finest powder we’ve ever made in consistency and increased velocity.”
Look for Olde Eynsford in the plastic 1lb. cans at GOEX dealers everywhere in early 2013. For a complete listing of distributors visit Goex Powder.