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MOOSE BOWHUNT With Rick Philippi: The Pictures

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Rick Philippi was on is first Moose hunt with his bow. And his guide Terry Brew had just masterfully called a bull moose out of the Aspens, Pines and saplings and into the smallish opening in the woods directly in front of Rick.

At this point two different realities joined together perfectly.

As an expert moose guide and skilled moose caller Terry Brew who uses only his mouth and hands to call. He draws on his many previous experiences to create realistic sounds that tip the bull moose toward a feeling of confidence (there was no danger) and create interest (a challenging bull and a cow moose were nearby), and also use a little vocal trickery (what you hear is not what you think it is) before handing the situation off to Rick Philippi. 

Rick Philippi with his 2018 Bull Moose.

Rick Philippi had no prior moose hunting experience, in fact before this hunt he had never actually seen a moose in the wild. However, Rick is a savvy, life long woodsman and bowhunter. He began bowhunting whitetails as a Junior High School student in Illinois and he’s logged thousands of hours in treestands and ground blinds learning how to read deer, bears, wild turkey and other big game. He knows there is a time to shoot, but also times when waiting is better.

When Terry Brew saw the shape of a bull moose in the trees he watched it and bumped him with teaser cow calls to entice it closer. Rick made sure that his outline was broken up by the trees and brush around him.

The bull moved to the edge of the trees and surveyed the opposite side of the opening. At just the right time Terry called perfectly, a bull moose threat. The bull promptly stepped into the open. Rick knew, right then, that the hunt was on.

Twenty-five yards from Rick the bull stopped and stared directly at Rick for several seconds. Terry knew two things were wrong for his hunter. The moose was head-on with Rick and not a good shot angle, and the chances were increasing that the bull would bolt and run. Terry called again, it had to be right … and it was. The bull glanced in Terry’s direction and then walked toward Rick. He stopped 8 yards from Rick … a little to the right, and still looking at him.

Terry knew what to do now and used hand movements to add a little hocus-pocus on his cow call; the perfect sound, at the perfect volume, and the bull did what both he and Rick wanted it to do. He looked in Terry’s direction and then shifted his attention and turned his long, dark body toward the nearby sound of a cow moaning for him.

Slowly, purposely, the Bull Moose slow-walked in front of Rick, now 7 yards away. Rick knew exactly what to do, too.

Rick was done with his waiting game, and he had already used a tree to hide the movement of his draw. Rick’s arrow popped through the Bull Moose’s vitals. The bull spun half around and ran … and suddenly stopped … and dropped … in 25 yards!

The first bowhunt for moose was over for my friend Rick Philippi. And it was a big success. Terry called outfitter Ryk Vischer on the smartphone to let him know that Rick had his bull. Although this hunting area is limited to walking only the game department allows an outfitter to use an ATV and trailer to bring out moose. And that’s what Ryk did.

CONTINUED…

My long time bowhunting buddy Rick Philippi had this hunt in Alberta Canada, near Edmonton and he bowhunted Moose with Ryk Vischer. Sound like something exciting to do? You bet it is.

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Rick Philippi was on is first Moose hunt with his bow. And his guide Terry Brew had just masterfully called a bull moose out of the Aspens, Pines and saplings and into the smallish opening in the woods directly in front of Rick.

At this point two different realities joined together perfectly.

As an expert moose guide and skilled moose caller Terry Brew who uses only his mouth and hands to call. He draws on his many previous experiences to create realistic sounds that tip the bull moose toward a feeling of confidence (there was no danger) and create interest (a challenging bull and a cow moose were nearby), and also use a little vocal trickery (what you hear is not what you think it is) before handing the situation off to Rick Philippi. 

Rick Philippi with his 2018 Bull Moose.

Rick Philippi had no prior moose hunting experience, in fact before this hunt he had never actually seen a moose in the wild. However, Rick is a savvy, life long woodsman and bowhunter. He began bowhunting whitetails as a Junior High School student in Illinois and he’s logged thousands of hours in treestands and ground blinds learning how to read deer, bears, wild turkey and other big game. He knows there is a time to shoot, but also times when waiting is better.

When Terry Brew saw the shape of a bull moose in the trees he watched it and bumped him with teaser cow calls to entice it closer. Rick made sure that his outline was broken up by the trees and brush around him.

The bull moved to the edge of the trees and surveyed the opposite side of the opening. At just the right time Terry called perfectly, a bull moose threat. The bull promptly stepped into the open. Rick knew, right then, that the hunt was on.

Twenty-five yards from Rick the bull stopped and stared directly at Rick for several seconds. Terry knew two things were wrong for his hunter. The moose was head-on with Rick and not a good shot angle, and the chances were increasing that the bull would bolt and run. Terry called again, it had to be right … and it was. The bull glanced in Terry’s direction and then walked toward Rick. He stopped 8 yards from Rick … a little to the right, and still looking at him.

Terry knew what to do now and used hand movements to add a little hocus-pocus on his cow call; the perfect sound, at the perfect volume, and the bull did what both he and Rick wanted it to do. He looked in Terry’s direction and then shifted his attention and turned his long, dark body toward the nearby sound of a cow moaning for him.

Slowly, purposely, the Bull Moose slow-walked in front of Rick, now 7 yards away. Rick knew exactly what to do, too.

Rick was done with his waiting game, and he had already used a tree to hide the movement of his draw. Rick’s arrow popped through the Bull Moose’s vitals. The bull spun half around and ran … and suddenly stopped … and dropped … in 25 yards!

The first bowhunt for moose was over for my friend Rick Philippi. And it was a big success. Terry called outfitter Ryk Vischer on the smartphone to let him know that Rick had his bull. Although this hunting area is limited to walking only the game department allows an outfitter to use an ATV and trailer to bring out moose. And that’s what Ryk did.

CONTINUED…

My long time bowhunting buddy Rick Philippi had this hunt in Alberta Canada, near Edmonton and he bowhunted Moose with Ryk Vischer. Sound like something exciting to do? You bet it is.

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Nosler Introduces 115-Grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

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Nosler Introduces 115gr 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet

Serious competition shooters will be pleased to hear about the new 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet in 115-grain that Nosler just unveiled.

Just like the name states, the Nosler Reduced Drag Factor (RDF) Bullet is designed for match shooters who want high ballistic coefficient bullets with the flattest trajectory and the least wind drift possible at long range.

Well, shooters who use 6mm cartridges just got some great news when Nosler, Inc announced that a 115-grain 6mm Reduced Drag Factor Bullet is the newest addition to their RDF line.

Designed specifically for use in rifles with a barrel twist rate of 1:7.5″ or faster, the new 115-grain Reduced Drag Factor bullet has a ridiculously high BC of .634 (G1). This is a significant improvement over the only previous 6mm RDF option, which was a 105-grain and had a G1 BC of .571.

Like all the other Nosler RDF bullets, the new 6mm bullet incorporates several key design factors that result in a sleek form factor with one of the highest BCs available anywhere for a bullet of that size.

First, the bullet has a long, drag reducing boattail. It also has a compound ogive along with what Nosler advertises as the smallest and most consistent meplats of any hollow point match bullet line, which they claim eliminates the need to trim tips.

Add it all up and you’ve got a very sleek, accurate, and easy to load hollow point boat tail (HPBT) bullet that’s perfect for rifle tournaments, like Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.

With the introduction of this bullet, the entire RDF bullet line now includes 70-, 77-, and 85-grain bullets in .22 caliber, 105- and 115-grain bullets in 6mm (.243 caliber), 130- and 140-grain bullets in 6.5 mm (.264 caliber), 185 grain bullets in 7mm (.284 caliber), 168-, 175-, and 210-grain bullets in .30 caliber, and 300-grain bullets in .338 caliber.

Note that Nosler’s RDF bullets are designed for long range efficiency during competition rifle matches, not for big game hunting. If you want a good long range hunting bullet, then consider the Nosler AccuBond Long Range Series instead.

But if you want match grade accuracy, flat trajectories, and great resistance to wind drift when using your 6mm Creedmoor to bang steel or punch paper, then check out the Nosler 6mm 115 grain RDF bullet.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on The Big Game Hunting Blog. Follow him on FacebookYouTube, & Instagram.

NEXT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NOSLER E-TIP AMMUNITION

WATCH: THE BEST NEW PISTOLS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Keanu Reeves Shows Shooting Prowess Training for John Wick Movie

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Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

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YouTube: Taran Tactical
john wick training

Who knew Keanu Reeves could shoot like this?

At this point, Keanu Reeves has already staked his claim as an American badass. After two heart-pounding action franchises in “John Wick” and “The Matrix” alone, he’s earned a spot on the Mount Rushmore of action movies.

However, who knew he could actually shoot? He’s not only capable with a firearm; he could shoot competitively!

You won’t believe your eyes when you see him wield a wide variety of firearms, which includes an AR-15, a shotgun and handguns.

Watch the video below:

If you haven’t already seen “John Wick 3: Parabellum,” chances are you probably want to after watching this, right? The franchise has gained somewhat of a cult-like following after its first two acts, which appear to correlate with how Reeves spends his free time.

Shooting competitively on a course like this is no easy task, as quick shooting scenarios challenge your instincts behind the sights of a rifle, and requires elite discipline from your trigger finger.

It’s clear after watching this tactical training video from Taran Tactical that Reeves has put in a ton of work to prepare for these movies, molding himself into an unbelievable shooter.

Another cool element to the new movie and Reeves’ shooting abilities is the clear lack of a stunt double. In a lot of action movies, Hollywood actors use stunt doubles to do some of the technical work, such as shooting.

It’s exciting to know you’ll actually be watching Reeves in action.

NEXT: SAVAGE ROLLS OUT GUNS WITH NRA’S OFFICIAL CAMOUFLAGE MOSSY OAK OVERWATCH

WATCH

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Rifle Review: The Nosler Mountain Carbon, Part Two

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Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon

There’s no doubt about how good this rifle is. Are you good enough to get the most from it?

If you want to you know whether a rifle is any good, look at the little stuff. When I get a test gun whose Weaver-style bases are not screwed tight, that means there was…

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Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon

There’s no doubt about how good this rifle is. Are you good enough to get the most from it?

If you want to you know whether a rifle is any good, look at the little stuff. When I get a test gun whose Weaver-style bases are not screwed tight, that means there was…

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