Anyone use the new leverevolution in 30-30 on northeast black bears? I'll be hunting in New York's Adirondacks this year and thought about giving them a try. Any thoughts would be helpful. They've been great for deer so far.
I just shot some out of my 45/70. I have to admit, they are nice (and suprisingly forgiving on the shoulder). I thought about using them this year too. They are meant for longer distances, so my only concern is how expansion will be under 100yds. I need to do some reading. I havn't shot anything with them though, so I couldn't tell you first hand accounts. I just barely got the nerve this month to load them in the tubular magazine.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...