The Incredible Shrinking Gun Writer

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The natural form for all things in the good old US of A is to grow larger and more powerful or go out of existence. Big and strong is better than small and weak.

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So it was when I started big-game hunting, I bought almost entirely magnum rifles. Unless it developed 3,000 fps and burned at least 70 grains of powder, I was not interested. And so I was shocked to realize that I had fired only one magnum rifle this year—the 26 Nosler—and that I had not hunted with a magnum rifle since 2009, nor had I needed one, and that of the last three new scopes I bought in 2015, two were 1X-4Xs and one was a red-dot backup sight with no Xs.

My .338s, which I once reached for reflexively, are gathering dust. They bashed stuff flat, and I put up with their weight and the recoil for that, but for the past six years, I’ve bashed stuff just as flat with .270s and .30/06s and .308s and not gotten my brains scrambled or had to carry around 10 pounds of rifle in the bargain.

chris-kyle-with-gap-rifle1Same with scopes. I’ve bought big, powerful Nightforces for shooting targets at 600 yards (although I rarely crank them past 12X) but I don’t hunt with them because I hardly ever shoot at game past 300 yards.

Maybe less is more.

In any event, I’m heading off to SHOT Show, where I shall try to separate the worthless from the silly, the truly grotesque from the merely ugly, and keep in mind that the truth is only raw material. Also, I hope they bring back the Booth Babes. I miss them Booth Babes.

Stay tuned.

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