Exo Journal — Rifle Hunting

Effective Dry-Fire Practice for Rifle Hunters

Effective Dry-Fire Practice for Rifle Hunters

How can you use dry-fire practice to reinforce good shooting fundamentals from real-world shooting positions with your rifle? Let's look at the tools and techniques that rifle hunters can use to make dry-fire practice more realistic — enabling you to be more effective on your next hunt.

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How To Shoot With Your Pack & Trekking Poles While Rifle Hunting

How To Shoot With Your Pack & Trekking Poles While Rifle Hunting

When it isn't possible to get prone or find natural shooting support in the field, we use our pack and trekking poles to build rock-solid shooting positions. In this video, Mark demonstrates how to use an Exo Mtn Gear pack and his trekking poles (equipped with Wiser Precision Quick-StiX adapters) to shoot from sitting and kneeling positions...

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4 Ways to Carry a Rifle on Your EXO Pack

4 Ways to Carry a Rifle on Your EXO Pack

There are four primary ways to carry a rifle on the K3 Pack Systems. In this video, we demonstrate two options using our K3 Rifle Carrier accessory, and two options that use the built-in pockets and compression straps of the K3 Packs — no accessories needed...

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Hunting with a Suppressor — What I've Learned...

Hunting with a Suppressor — What I've Learned...

Having hunted with a suppressor for a couple of years — including shooting suppressed on several successful hunts, and also firing hundreds of suppressed rounds in practice — here is what I have learned about using a suppressor for hunting...

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My First Idaho Spring Bear Hunt, Part 2 — What I Learned

My First Idaho Spring Bear Hunt, Part 2 — What I Learned

I recently returned from my very first Idaho spring bear hunt. This was a hunt that I shared my plans for previously and that I was looking forward to more than most, as I am a bear hunter through and through. In short, it was incredible. I spent 9 days solo bear hunting and backpacking through some of the most rugged country in the Lower 48. Bears were spotted, stalks were made, and shots were taken. However, no bears came home with me on this trip. In the end, I just flat-out missed. A bummer to say the least, but...

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Essential Reloading Gear for the Precision Rifle Hunter

Essential Reloading Gear for the Precision Rifle Hunter

Have you been curious about getting into reloading or "handloading" for your hunting rifle, but been too confused or overwhelmed to get started? I've been there! This article will explain the essential gear you need to get started building accurate and precise ammunition for your hunting rifle on a modest budget.

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Hunting Lethality — How Do Animals Die?

Hunting Lethality — How Do Animals Die?

Whether hunting with a bow or a rifle, it is our responsibility as hunters to be effective and efficient in killing the animals we pursue. More than just placing a projectile "in the vitals" — we should understand the animal's physiology and the different ways that the impact of a bullet or broadhead can be fatal.

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Why I Chose 6.5 Creedmoor Over 6.5 PRC for a Custom Hunting Rifle

Why I Chose 6.5 Creedmoor Over 6.5 PRC for a Custom Hunting Rifle

Now that we have the 6.5 PRC, why in the world would a hunter even consider the 6.5 Creedmoor? Since the 6.5 PRC is bigger, faster, newer, and "cooler" (for now) than the Creedmoor, isn't it the obvious choice for hunters these days?

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Semi-Custom, Suppressed Hunting Rifle — Mark's Upgraded Tikka, Part 2

Semi-Custom, Suppressed Hunting Rifle — Mark's Upgraded Tikka, Part 2

How is Mark's upgraded, semi-custom Tikka shooting with it's Proof Research pre-fit carbon barrel, a Thunderbeast Ultra 7 Suppressor, and custom-loaded Hammer Hunter bullets? The results speak for themselves...

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How To Start Hunting With A Muzzleloader

How To Start Hunting With A Muzzleloader

If considering hunting with a muzzleloader, the variety of different muzzleloaders, bullets, scopes, powders, and other accessories probably looks overwhelming at first glance. Where do you even begin? What gear is essential for hunting with a muzzleloader? What’s legal to use in this state, but illegal to hunt with in another state? I wrote this article to give you some specific recommendations on the gear you’ll need to get started hunting with a muzzleloader.

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