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Remington HTP Copper Ammo Review

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Stalking down a high-country game trail I caught movement to my right that quickly turned into the chocolate brown legs of a bull elk. He kept coming, closing the distance and when he stepped out at around 15 yards he locked on to me standing in the same opening he had just stridden into. Good thing for me I had seen him first and was ready.

The 30-06 roared and the bull crumpled as the 168 gr. Barnes TSX smacked him through the facing shoulder at about 2700 fps. Chalk up more meat in the pot and antlers on the wall for the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition.

Remington’s HTP Copper ammunition features Barnes TSX bullets, long known for their sturdy construction, deep penetration and enormous energy transfer on game. The HTP stands for High Terminal Performance and in the hunt above that’s exactly what I experienced. The Barnes slug smashed the bull’s facing shoulder, destroyed his lungs, severed the vessels above his heart, punched a hole in his diaphragm, ruptured his liver and exited just behind his last rib leaving a spray of blood and hair on the aspen tree behind him.  

When hunting elk your shots can range from right up close to way over yonder and you need a bullet that can handle either situation as this isn’t just the case in elk hunting but big game hunting in general. For “up close” shots a bullet needs to be able to expand violently to transfer maximum energy for quick, clean kills but it also needs to penetrate deeply to destroy as many vital organs and break as much bone as possible. An awful lot of bullets do this well at longer distances but fail miserably at spitting distance, leaving animals savagely wounded but alive and prone to escape. Other bullets smash through bone and tissue at close range very effectively but “pin-hole” at longer ranges, failing to impart sufficient energy to an animal to afford an ethical harvest. This has NOT been my experience with the Barnes TSX featured in the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition. The Barnes TSX has provided me with DRT kills on everything from pronghorns and whitetails to elk at ranges from inside 20 yards to over 500.

The HTP Copper lineup for the .223 Rem., .270 Win., 7mm Rem Mag., .300 AAC Blackout, .30-30 Win., .30-06 Springfield, and the .308 Win., delivers performance across a broad spectrum of ranges and being offered in seven popular chamberings is sure to bring you a devastating round in your preferred cartridge. Whether you’re hunting pronghorns, deer or elk, the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition will leave you with an animal on the ground and a smile on your face.

So, we began this review with an in your face elk harvest, to illustrate the punishing efficacy of the HTP Copper loads in the 168 gr. 30-06 load. It’s only fair then that we highlight the ammunition’s long-range capabilities. The rifle this time was a .270 Win. and the load was the 130 gr. HTP Copper.

It had been a long season looking for “the right buck” and I was perched on a favorite vantage point when a nice whitetail trotted out of a draw following a doe. I knew he was “out there” but looked to be within my maximum effective range. The rangefinder gave me a reading of 503 yards. I took my time getting a solid rest and making sure I had everything perfect. The trigger broke and the Barnes TSX zipped across the expanse of Wyoming real estate hitting the buck a tad lower than what I was aiming for but still in the breadbasket. He buckled and went down, never to regain his feet and the Remington HTP Copper had proven its worth once again.

If you’re looking for a load that will perform across a variety of ranges and effectively handle any animal you’re chosen caliber is prudent for then you should be considering Remington’s HTP Copper featuring Barnes TSX bullets. To learn more about this great line of factory ammunition visit:  https://www.remington.com/ammunition/centerfire-rifle/htp-copper-high-terminal-performance .

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Stalking down a high-country game trail I caught movement to my right that quickly turned into the chocolate brown legs of a bull elk. He kept coming, closing the distance and when he stepped out at around 15 yards he locked on to me standing in the same opening he had just stridden into. Good thing for me I had seen him first and was ready.

The 30-06 roared and the bull crumpled as the 168 gr. Barnes TSX smacked him through the facing shoulder at about 2700 fps. Chalk up more meat in the pot and antlers on the wall for the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition.

Remington’s HTP Copper ammunition features Barnes TSX bullets, long known for their sturdy construction, deep penetration and enormous energy transfer on game. The HTP stands for High Terminal Performance and in the hunt above that’s exactly what I experienced. The Barnes slug smashed the bull’s facing shoulder, destroyed his lungs, severed the vessels above his heart, punched a hole in his diaphragm, ruptured his liver and exited just behind his last rib leaving a spray of blood and hair on the aspen tree behind him.  

When hunting elk your shots can range from right up close to way over yonder and you need a bullet that can handle either situation as this isn’t just the case in elk hunting but big game hunting in general. For “up close” shots a bullet needs to be able to expand violently to transfer maximum energy for quick, clean kills but it also needs to penetrate deeply to destroy as many vital organs and break as much bone as possible. An awful lot of bullets do this well at longer distances but fail miserably at spitting distance, leaving animals savagely wounded but alive and prone to escape. Other bullets smash through bone and tissue at close range very effectively but “pin-hole” at longer ranges, failing to impart sufficient energy to an animal to afford an ethical harvest. This has NOT been my experience with the Barnes TSX featured in the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition. The Barnes TSX has provided me with DRT kills on everything from pronghorns and whitetails to elk at ranges from inside 20 yards to over 500.

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The HTP Copper lineup for the .223 Rem., .270 Win., 7mm Rem Mag., .300 AAC Blackout, .30-30 Win., .30-06 Springfield, and the .308 Win., delivers performance across a broad spectrum of ranges and being offered in seven popular chamberings is sure to bring you a devastating round in your preferred cartridge. Whether you’re hunting pronghorns, deer or elk, the Remington HTP Copper line of ammunition will leave you with an animal on the ground and a smile on your face.

So, we began this review with an in your face elk harvest, to illustrate the punishing efficacy of the HTP Copper loads in the 168 gr. 30-06 load. It’s only fair then that we highlight the ammunition’s long-range capabilities. The rifle this time was a .270 Win. and the load was the 130 gr. HTP Copper.

It had been a long season looking for “the right buck” and I was perched on a favorite vantage point when a nice whitetail trotted out of a draw following a doe. I knew he was “out there” but looked to be within my maximum effective range. The rangefinder gave me a reading of 503 yards. I took my time getting a solid rest and making sure I had everything perfect. The trigger broke and the Barnes TSX zipped across the expanse of Wyoming real estate hitting the buck a tad lower than what I was aiming for but still in the breadbasket. He buckled and went down, never to regain his feet and the Remington HTP Copper had proven its worth once again.

If you’re looking for a load that will perform across a variety of ranges and effectively handle any animal you’re chosen caliber is prudent for then you should be considering Remington’s HTP Copper featuring Barnes TSX bullets. To learn more about this great line of factory ammunition visit:  https://www.remington.com/ammunition/centerfire-rifle/htp-copper-high-terminal-performance .

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This is What it's Like to Decapitate a Gobbler with The Judge Revolver

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This close encounter with The Judge revolver gives turkey hunting a new look.

Fan hunting for turkeys, also known as reaping, has gained popularity in the past half decade. However, not many hunters choose the Judge revolver as their shotgun of choice.

This close encounter for Culpepper will give most hunters an adrenaline rush. Can you guess how many yards this shot is taken at?

I’ve personally never shot the Judge before, but from what I understand, it’s a revolver-turned-shotgun, typically loaded with a .410 cartridge. Because the .410 is a smaller shotgun shell size one would have to get closer than if they were hunting with a .12 or .20 gauge.

It apparently is possible to take out a turkey with a .410 if the shot is just right.

WARNING: Turkey reaping, while fun, is only recommended on private land where it is certain there are no other hunters. I hope it’s obvious after this video why that is the case. When you’re hiding behind a real turkey fan, hunters could get confused.

Like what you see here? You can read more awesome hunting articles by Nathan Unger at the Bulldawg Outdoors blog. Follow him on Twitter @Bulldawgoutdoor and on Instagram @Bulldawgoutdoors.

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This close encounter with The Judge revolver gives turkey hunting a new look.

Fan hunting for turkeys, also known as reaping, has gained popularity in the past half decade. However, not many hunters choose the Judge revolver as their shotgun of choice.

This close encounter for Culpepper will give most hunters an adrenaline rush. Can you guess how many yards this shot is taken at?

I’ve personally never shot the Judge before, but from what I understand, it’s a revolver-turned-shotgun, typically loaded with a .410 cartridge. Because the .410 is a smaller shotgun shell size one would have to get closer than if they were hunting with a .12 or .20 gauge.

It apparently is possible to take out a turkey with a .410 if the shot is just right.

WARNING: Turkey reaping, while fun, is only recommended on private land where it is certain there are no other hunters. I hope it’s obvious after this video why that is the case. When you’re hiding behind a real turkey fan, hunters could get confused.

Like what you see here? You can read more awesome hunting articles by Nathan Unger at the Bulldawg Outdoors blog. Follow him on Twitter @Bulldawgoutdoor and on Instagram @Bulldawgoutdoors.

NEXT: Now This is Turkey Fan Hunting Done Right

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Cooking: Wild Turkey Breakfast Sausage

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Wild Turkey Apple Sausage Recipe

Ingrediants: 2 pounds skinless, boneless turkey legs (or a mix of legs and breast), cut into 1½-inch cubes 14 ounces thick-sliced bacon, cut into large pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed 1 large onion, diced 2 medium sweet and tart apples, such as Honeycrisp, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 to 2½ tablespoons packed brown sugar, or to taste 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Zest of 1 lemon

Freeze the turkey meat and bacon on a baking sheet for 30 to 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the apples and continue to cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Transfer to a large plate, spread in a thin layer, and let cool in the refrigerator.

Grind the turkey and bacon into a large bowl set over a large bowl of ice. Add the cooled onions and apples, the sugar, thyme, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Mix well with your hands.

Pinch off a small bit of the sausage mixture and cook in a little oil in a skillet to test for seasoning. Adjust seasonings as necessary.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Form patties with a slightly wet hand. I like to make them 3 inches in diameter because they’re easy to throw on the grill or in a pan, but you can make them any size you want.

Cooking: Preheat a cast-iron pan over medium heat and put a little oil in the pan. Working in batches, sear the sausage patties until browned on both sides and cooked throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Note: To freeze, stuff sausage into poly meat bags in ½-pound or 1-pound quantities, depending on how many people you typically serve. You can find all the special equipment used for this recipe at Weston Cooking Game: Wild Turkey Apple Sausage brought to you by Weston.

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By MeatEater

Wild Turkey Apple Sausage Recipe

Ingrediants: 2 pounds skinless, boneless turkey legs (or a mix of legs and breast), cut into 1½-inch cubes 14 ounces thick-sliced bacon, cut into large pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more as needed 1 large onion, diced 2 medium sweet and tart apples, such as Honeycrisp, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 2 to 2½ tablespoons packed brown sugar, or to taste 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Zest of 1 lemon

Freeze the turkey meat and bacon on a baking sheet for 30 to 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the apples and continue to cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Transfer to a large plate, spread in a thin layer, and let cool in the refrigerator.

Grind the turkey and bacon into a large bowl set over a large bowl of ice. Add the cooled onions and apples, the sugar, thyme, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Mix well with your hands.

Pinch off a small bit of the sausage mixture and cook in a little oil in a skillet to test for seasoning. Adjust seasonings as necessary.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Form patties with a slightly wet hand. I like to make them 3 inches in diameter because they’re easy to throw on the grill or in a pan, but you can make them any size you want.

Cooking: Preheat a cast-iron pan over medium heat and put a little oil in the pan. Working in batches, sear the sausage patties until browned on both sides and cooked throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Note: To freeze, stuff sausage into poly meat bags in ½-pound or 1-pound quantities, depending on how many people you typically serve. You can find all the special equipment used for this recipe at Weston Cooking Game: Wild Turkey Apple Sausage brought to you by Weston.

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Disabled Vets Can Get a Free National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

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In case you didn’t know, here’s how disabled veterans can get a National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass completely free.

There are more than 300 million people who visit and enjoy our country’s National Parks, and gaining a Lifetime Pass is on the wish lists of outdoorsmen and women in every corner. And thanks to the VA’s VAntage Point blog, we were tipped off to a pretty sweet deal for a subgroup that’s deserving of having a wish like that granted.

In a sign of respect and a way to say thanks, the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Parks Service has granted entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation areas for those who have served and sacrificed for their country.

The Access Pass program makes them available for any U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability

Veterans who have a Veteran’s Administration disability rating (10 percent or higher) can get the free lifetime Access Pass, and it isn’t even that difficult to obtain. It allows for the Pass owner and anyone inside their vehicle (for vehicle fee areas) or in their group (up to three other adults for per-person entrance fees) to get in without charges.

There are also discounts on expanded amenity fees like camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours for Access Pass holders.

Here’s how to apply:

In person at any participating federal recreation site. Present your photo identification (Drivers license, State ID, or Passport) and documentation proving a permanent disability (VA awards letter, VA ID with service connected annotation, VA summary of benefits, or receipt of Social Security disability income). The pass will be given to you then and there.

By mail with a completed Access Pass application form, proof of residency, and one of the following: a VA disability award letter, a VA summary of benefits, or proof of SSDI income. Send the acceptable documentation and a $10 processing fee to the United States Geological Survey (for full address and details, visit the link above). The pass will show up in the mail 10-12 weeks after receipt.

After that, you’ll just need to show a photo ID with the Access Pass, and you’re set to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, or any number of other, beautiful outdoor places. There are millions of acres of Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Reclamation lands, plus U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and USDA Forest Service lands to experience the greatness of our country’s historic and wild places. Our federal recreational lands really give meaning to “America the Beautiful.”

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In case you didn’t know, here’s how disabled veterans can get a National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass completely free.

There are more than 300 million people who visit and enjoy our country’s National Parks, and gaining a Lifetime Pass is on the wish lists of outdoorsmen and women in every corner. And thanks to the VA’s VAntage Point blog, we were tipped off to a pretty sweet deal for a subgroup that’s deserving of having a wish like that granted.

In a sign of respect and a way to say thanks, the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Parks Service has granted entry into 400+ National Parks and over 2,000 recreation areas for those who have served and sacrificed for their country.

The Access Pass program makes them available for any U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability

Veterans who have a Veteran’s Administration disability rating (10 percent or higher) can get the free lifetime Access Pass, and it isn’t even that difficult to obtain. It allows for the Pass owner and anyone inside their vehicle (for vehicle fee areas) or in their group (up to three other adults for per-person entrance fees) to get in without charges.

There are also discounts on expanded amenity fees like camping, swimming, boat launching, and guided tours for Access Pass holders.

Here’s how to apply:

In person at any participating federal recreation site. Present your photo identification (Drivers license, State ID, or Passport) and documentation proving a permanent disability (VA awards letter, VA ID with service connected annotation, VA summary of benefits, or receipt of Social Security disability income). The pass will be given to you then and there.

By mail with a completed Access Pass application form, proof of residency, and one of the following: a VA disability award letter, a VA summary of benefits, or proof of SSDI income. Send the acceptable documentation and a $10 processing fee to the United States Geological Survey (for full address and details, visit the link above). The pass will show up in the mail 10-12 weeks after receipt.

After that, you’ll just need to show a photo ID with the Access Pass, and you’re set to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, or any number of other, beautiful outdoor places. There are millions of acres of Bureau of Land Management or Bureau of Reclamation lands, plus U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and USDA Forest Service lands to experience the greatness of our country’s historic and wild places. Our federal recreational lands really give meaning to “America the Beautiful.”

NEXT: HISTORIC OUTDOOR PEOPLE: JOHN MUIR, ‘FATHER OF THE NATIONAL PARKS’

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