I hope you all will take a look at my most recent review. I was given the opportunity to work with an amazing new Model 700 from Remington. This is NOT your Dad’s Model 700 – unless of course he ran out and purchased the just-available, Precision Chassis Rifle – Enhanced. Incredibly accurate and really cool in appearance. This one is definitely worth consideration if you’re looking for a production model rifle for long-range shooting.
This review came to be after I was approached by Eric Whiting, marketing guy for Maven Optics. I had never heard of Maven, so I did not have a clue what I might be getting myself into when I agreed to review their brand new RS.4 riflescope. Turns out I needn’t have worried. This is great glass! You can check out the review here.
Carol and Kerry O’Day have sent me quite a few rifles to review. Their firearms work really well. I once reviewed a first firearm for another custom builder and it didn’t work well. I wrote that. They still don’t speak to me. Carol’s and Kerry’s firearms work. The rifles shoot straight, are light (I need that more and more these days), and they don’t have objectionable recoil – even the .416 Taylor they built for me. This 7mm Remington Magnum did the same. Check it out here.
Well, this is a different kind of product review for me. As you will see if you read my review, it began because of a request that I help out with concealed-carry for some regular events I attend. That led me to check around for the right set-up for carrying a Kimber 1911. That led me to Galco and finally to their ‘Miami Vice’-named shoulder harness system. You can check out my review here. I hope I never, ever have to use this in the situation for which it is designed.
“Yep, Southern Hemisphere Mozambique in November will qualify as ‘Sub-Alpine’ in both altitude and climate!
“As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I will be hunting the Zambezi Delta region four times in the next 1 1/2 years. So, my pack needs to also be very durable when used as a carry-on for overseas flights, shoved into the cargo holds of charter flights and worn under blistering hot and humid conditions through ‘bush’ and swamps.
“However, I also chose this pack with upcoming North American and European trips in mind as well. Whether on horseback hunts after Elk and Mule Deer in Wyoming or ‘stalking’ Chamois and Mouflon in France, I wanted this to become my go-to day pack for hunting.”
I hope you guys enjoy this review half as much as I do the SITKA 2700. I’m looking forward to giving an ‘in-the-field’ review once Frances and I get to Mozambique.
The review of my concealed-carry weapon just appeared. This Kimber 1911 is an accurate, powerful and compact pistol. I hope you enjoy the review and video as much as Frances and I did shooting this 1911 in .45 ACP!
My Safari in Mozambique this November is drawing near. Though South Africa will likely remain closed – blocking our airline trip through Johannesburg to Beira – Frances and I can use either Qatar or Ethiopian Airlines to get around SA. With those options in mind, we continue our trip preparation. Take a look at my most recent review on TheTruthAboutGuns to see some of the cool Trader Keith products we will be using in Coutada 11!
Man, I use to really hate writing book reviews in school. That’s why I am so surprised by the enjoyment I get from writing them now. But, then again, the books I read in school often held little interest for someone in love with the writings of Ruark, O’Connor et al…
My newest review discusses the autobiography of the great elephant hunter, ‘Karamojo’ Bell. Bell’s claim-to-fame was the use of what would be considered ultra-light calibers for taking the toughest of Africa’s game animals. I hope you enjoy my foray into Bell’s life as a hunter. Check it out here.
This ‘hunting’ story or more accurately, ‘preparation for hunting’ story, was very enjoyable to write. It allowed me to dream of using my late-Dad’s custom built rifle to take a Cape Buffalo. It is yet to be seen whether that dream will become a reality, but I’m going to give it a go this November. Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did putting it together. You can check it out here.