Sports A Field

Boddington’s Adventures

A Really Big Tusker

An incredible elephant taken recently in Namibia is proof that giants still walk among us.

One tusk weighed exactly 100 pounds.

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Paper Plate Accuracy

If you can keep your shots inside a paper plate, you’ll hit the vital zone.

Paper plates still make good practice targets, especially with iron sights.

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Don’t Overlook the .30-06

Despite all the emphasis on new cartridges, this old standby is still an all-round champ.

The .30-06 is a great choice for almost any non-dangerous game.

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Close Encounters with Buffalo

The classic way to shoot a buffalo is up close, with a double rifle.

It’s actually somewhat unusual to be faced with that situation in most of buffalo country.

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Nine-Three

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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