Sports A Field

Boddington’s Adventures


The 9.3, not the .375, should really be considered the minimum cartridge for dangerous game.

This cartridge has proven itself over years of use in the field.

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Africa is for the Birds

Africa’s great bird-shooting opportunities are often overlooked.

Take some time out of your big-game safari to hunt sand grouse, francolin, or guinea fowl.

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Traveling with Firearms

Advice for traveling with firearms.

The rules for air travel and importation of firearms are becoming increasingly complex.

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The .300 Weatherby Magnum

There are many excellent cartridges in the “fast .300” class, but Roy Weatherby’s flagship remains a favorite.

This cartridge is suitable for hunting almost any non-dangerous game anywhere in the world.

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Use Enough Gun!

We all know the old adage to use enough gun. But the trick is knowing how much gun is enough.

Heeding your outfitter’s advice is a great place to start.

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Use Enough Scope

But not too much!
Depending on the type of hunt you’re on, the right objective size and magnification makes a difference.

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Bring or Borrow?

Is it better to bring your own rifle on an overseas hunt or borrow one from the outfitter?

Borrowing saves travel hassles, but many hunters strongly prefer to use their own rifles.

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Tracking and Trailing

You follow for as long as you can… and then you keep going.

All hunters try to make the best possible shot, but sometimes the worst happens, and you must track a wounded animal.

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The .416s

A look at the various cartridge choices in the .416 class.

Cartridges in the .375 class are adequate for most dangerous game, but if you want step up, the .416s are a practical, powerful choice.

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Not Just a Guy Thing

Women are taking to the hunting fields in increasing numbers.

There are more women hunting than ever before, and it’s the best thing that’s happened to hunting in a long time.

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Standard Solutions

Do you really need a magnum cartridge?

The old standards, including the .270, .280, and .30-06, are still some of the best all-round hunting cartridges you can find.

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Where to Hunt in 2018?

There are six continents to choose from, and all of them have great hunting.

From North America to Asia, from Europe to Africa, and from the South Pacific to South America, a hunter’s choices are nearly endless.

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