Gear Review

Truck Rifle: The Sako 85 Black Bear .308 Review

Truck Rifle: The Sako 85 Black Bear .308 Review

The Sako 85 Black Bear in .308 Win. shoots sub .33 MOA groups with factory ammo -so it falls into the “Extremely Accurate Rifle” category. There, now that’s out of the way. The Finland made Black Bear was chosen as the second gun in the Tough Times Truck Rifle series...

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Oyster: Behind the Scenes in the Shop

Oyster: Behind the Scenes in the Shop

Patience. Rhythm. Reverence. Fly Fishing. I’ve always viewed the act of fly casting as a lifelong pursuit. It’s something outdoorsmen and women seem to devote themselves to and it’s beautiful to watch. But I’m not a fly fisherman. When my friend Catlin Brewer learned...

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A Mauser for Mere Mortals?

A Mauser for Mere Mortals?

The M18 “People’s Rifle”For over one hundred and fifty years the Mauser name has been synonymous with robust quality and high-end craftsmanship. Their rifles built on controlled-round-feed actions have been the standard for hunters requiring absolute reliability...

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How to Dress for Retirement at 28

How to Dress for Retirement at 28

The Search for the Ultimate Fishing Shirt is Over I’ve tried various fishing shirts over the years but none of them ever fit me correctly. Poncho shirts are the first ones that have. They’re streamlined, they fit well through the waist and chest yet give you the space...

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The Perfect Safari Knife

The Perfect Safari Knife

When it comes to knives, Mr. Dundee would say, “There are knives and then there are knives.” I find this to be particularly true when it comes to knives made by Daniel Winkler.As a former special operations breacher, I became familiar with the tools made by Winkler...

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The Tough Times Truck Rifle

The Tough Times Truck Rifle

A truck rifle is pretty simple; it’s a rifle that lives in a truck. It should be a do-it-all type of rig that’s adaptable to hunting, survival and, in rare instances, defense. It should be sturdy, rugged and reliable, and it should be chambered in a readily available...

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