Monthly Archives: April 2015
A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to head down to Indianapolis for one of my best friend’s 30th birthday party. As I love a road trip, warmer weather (it was 15 degrees warmer there than at home that weekend), and spending time with my friends it was a no-brainer to go. Rounding that 30 year old corner means that chances like this are becoming fewer and farther in between for everyone to get together so you have to jump at the chance when you get it. We had a group of about 12 or so of old and …
If you’ve read any of our blogs here, you are familiar with red dot sights. They are a fairly simple optic that are extremely versatile and one can be found to accommodate just about any budget. They are excellent on AR platforms, especially with night vision or combined with a magnifier, but can also go on shotguns, pistols, and almost any .22 platform. We’ve covered all the majors; Vortex, EoTech, Aimpoint, Trijicon, Burris, etc. But I’m always a fan of the not so mainstream and while normally we think of Armasight as mainstream, I am willing to bet many didn’t know …
Have you considered being a treasure hunter? Metal detecting allows you to discover hidden metals under the ground. The origins of metal detecting are military in nature, the technology was used to discover unexploded bombs in the ground after WWI. Today metal detecting can be a great hobby. As with everything quality and functionality varies with price. A cheap metal detector would be ok for finding metal items under a thin layer of sand at the beach. A higher end metal detector will be more expensive but will allow for better distinguishing between metal types and also be able to …
Although there may be may aspects of hunting that we find enjoyable, for me it has largely been the thrill of the hunt. Those of us who have used calls to lure various game know how cool it can be to have a "conversation" with your prey. It's so cool to hear the game you are hunting and to begin calling them closer into your location. Whether it's birds or four-legged game, when they begin to respond and are attracted to your calling attempts, you're doing something right.