Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dialed In

I feel pretty confident shooting my rifle. I was able to get out to the range a few times and feel like if I get the opportunity, I can make the shot. This is from 100 yards using a 308, 150 grain core lock. I wanted to be about 1 1/2'' high, I think this is perfect.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall Shooting

I love when the weather is cool and I get a chance to go shooting.  It's always great to get out and fire some shots down range. The new setup is working great, thanks to everyone involved for assisting me with this project.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2016 Deer Season

So far,  I have only been out archery hunting one morning this season. How is your 2016 deer season going? Has anyone tagged out yet?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Target Shooting

I was able to get to the range in Washington County yesterday and do a little target shooting. I was at the Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting range near Claysville Pa. It's a 100 yard range and is wheelchair accessible.

The range has several shooting benches but is not covered by any pavilion or cover. The road into the shooting range is a little rough but my mini van was able to get there without any issues.

Hopefully I can get back out before the weather turns cold but if not, at least the 308 is sighted in. As you can see my 5th shot was a flyer.

I would also like to say I really enjoy using the Splatter Burst Peel and Stick 8 inch targets.  They are very easy to put up and you can clearly see your point of impact from 100 yards out through your scope. This eliminates the need for a spotting scope or walking back-and-forth to check the target.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ham and Bacon Shoot September 25, 2016

Sunday was the last Ham and Bacon Shoot of 2016 for the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. It was held at the California Hill Gun Club. We all had a great day and I would like to thank all of the participants and volunteers who came out to make the shoot fantastic.

Although I did not win any of the shoots, I did manage to come in second place a few times. The shotgun, sip n puff trigger and mount, all worked out great to provide a steady shooting platform.

Monday, September 26, 2016


I am not an Olympic shooter. I limit my hunting shots to 200 yards. Most of my shots are well under 150 yards. Each of us have different abilities, and depending on conditions and our preparation, our range limits will change. What range do you feel comfortable taking a shot on game?

Friday, September 23, 2016

My Opinion

This is a dangerous time in America and for that matter the world. Shootings are happening every day in cities across America, police officers are being attacked and are involved in shootings. What should be simple traffic stops are resulting in shootings. It remains to be seen if all of the shootings are justified. However, I support the thousands of great officers on the job, working to protect and serve our needs every day.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ozark Trail 30 Ounce Tumbler

Last October I did a review of the Yeti 30 Ounce Tumbler and I was blown away with how well it worked. The only problem with the Yeti Tumbler is the $40 price tag.

I recently had the chance to pick up the Ozark Trail 30 Ounce Tumbler from Walmart priced at $9.74.  I have to say this Tumbler works just as well at keeping ice in my water all day long, just like the Yeti does. As far as I am concerned this cup is almost identical to the Yeti Tumbler and for the price, the Ozark Trail is an outstanding purchase.

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Deer Vitals

It does not matter if you are a seasoned hunter or just starting out as a first year hunter. We all need to be reminded and aware of shot placement. As bowhunters it is even more critical that we are aware of the vitals on the game we pursue.

By now everyone should be practicing, not only shooting field tips but broadheads as well. Good luck and shoot straight. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Top Crossbows for 2016

American hunter just published there list of top crossbows for 2016. I am not surprised that Tenpoint is number one on the list.  Tenpoint is located in Ohio and if you ever get the chance to visit there shop I can personally recommend going.

If you would like to check out this year's top crossbows you can see the list here

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Pa Elk Lottery

Just a quick reminder, the last day to apply for the Pennsylvania elk lottery is July 31st 2016. You can purchase your hunting license as well as the elk lottery online here good luck everyone.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Rainbow Trout Mount

It's been awhile since I posted, and just wanted to check in with everyone.  My friend Chad delivered my rainbow trout this week (21 inches, 5 pounds). I think the taxidermy turned out fantastic and it will look great on my wall.

This trout was caught at the pond in 84 Pa on the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior property. At their 1st annual fishing day, I would like to thank everyone involved and who helped me catch and land this beautiful trout.