Sports A Field

Boddington’s Adventures

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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Gun Travel Travails

Traveling with firearms isn’t usually a problem… until it is.

If you follow the rules, traveling internationally with firearms is perfectly doable. But when things go wrong, it can be a major hassle.

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Bear Hunting: Fall or Spring?

What’s the best time of year to plan a bear hunt?

Whether you have your sights set on a black bear or a brown bear, there are several considerations when choosing between spring and fall hunts.

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Which .375 Should You Choose?

Comparing the .375 H&H, .375 Ruger, .375 RUM, and .375 Weatherby, and more.

The various .375s are excellent cartridges for large game. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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How Much Does A Safari Cost?

An African safari is more affordable than you think.

With some careful planning and saving, the cost of a plains-game safari in southern Africa is within reach even for people with average incomes.

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Enough Gun

How do you know how much gun is enough?

One of my favorite campfire argument (and writing topics) concerns the suitability—“adequacy,” if you will—of various cartridges for specific field applications.

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