Entries by Eileen Clarke

Eating Wild Game: The Best Part

There’s a very simple rule about eating wild game and all four-footed creatures whether we hunt them or buy them at Bob’s Thriftway: the most tender meat is higher and to the rear. The lower you go, and the farther forward you go, the probability is for less tender meat. As we all know however, […]

Mounting Rifle Scopes

In 2008 Eileen had a custom rifle built, and its first outing was a South African safari with me and the head of the rifle firm, who we’ll call Ned. She’d taken a couple animals when the scope went crazy. It was a brand-new Leupold 2.5-8×36 VX-III, and Ned started whining: “I’ve sent back a […]

Temperature Resistant Rifle Powders

June is when many handloading hunters start thinking about working up a new load for big game, and sighting-in their rifles for seasons which start as early as August, whether pronghorns in New Mexico or caribou Up North. However, there’s one potential problem with this early preparation–the wide variety of temperatures that might be encountered. […]

Our Favorite Varmint Handloads

Best Varmint Handloads According To John Barsness Over the decades I’ve done a lot of varminting, partly because Montana has an abundance of burrowing rodents, which farmers and ranchers tend to want reduced in number. In fact my first full-time job out of high school was as a ranch hand in southeastern Montana, where a […]