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The 5 Most Popular Hunting Shows of All Time

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Hunting shows have come a long way over the years.

We all love watching some of the greats go out there and do it big. Whether we’re watching Steven Rinella trekking across Alaska or Brian Quaca exterminating feral hogs in Texas, it’s fun to visualize what a big-time hunt would look like.

While there a number of shows that have had long runs, there are some that’ve especially resonated with American viewers. These shows typically either travel all over the world, or stick to one general area. However, they all have their own, unique appeal.

How would you rank these shows?

5. Winchester & Drury’s Natural Born

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Drury Outdoors

The Drury Outdoors team joined forces with Winchester years ago to form a show that merged a “natural-born passion” for hunting with the American tradition carried by Winchester. The show developed an audience impressive in both size and loyalty, and it’s still a household name in hunting entertainment. In this show, you’ll see big-time turkey hunts in Wisconsin and Texas, as well as heart-stopping deer hunts in the plains of Iowa. These guys travel all over to bring you the best hunts!

4. Archer’s Choice With Ralph & Vicki

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ArchersChoiceMedia.com

There are many who firmly believe archery is the only way to approach deer hunting. And, those people have more than likely heard of Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. This show brings fair-chase hunting to a new level, focusing on the different challenges of bowhunting without the help of high fences. These two actually got their start in the industry with an archery store, coincidentally called Archer’s Choice Pro Shop in Berwyn, Illinois. While they were right in the middle of Midwest deer country, they also outfitted for elk and black bear.

3. Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector

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BoneCollector.com

Over the years, Waddell has steadily become one of the most popular deer hunters in the industry. His laid-back, humorous personality is one that keeps viewers coming back. With co-hosts Nick Mundt and Travis “T-Bone” Turner by his side, Waddell tries to tackle every method of hunting, using rifles, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders.

When the show premiered in 2009, its premise was to reinvent outdoor television. Looking back, it’s safe to say it did just that and then some.

2. MeatEater

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There are few people in the hunting industries as easy to watch as Steven Rinella. Not only is this guy a great hunter, but he’s a world-class cook. After each of his harvests, he always shares another cooking tip about how to get the most out of the meat. Similarly, he dedicates full episodes to cooking segments, where he’ll give an entire rundown on how to turn your harvest into five-star table fare.

Where Rinella really stands out, however, is in his wisdom. No matter how successful he is with each episode, he seemingly always finds away to make it worth the viewer’s time. You’ll never leave an episode feeling shortchanged, yet it shows the reality of hunting. If every episode was basically part of a highlight reel, you wouldn’t get the rawness that makes this show so addicting.

Having three seasons on Netflix certainly helps with publicity!

1. Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures

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Jim Shockey has been on the forefront of the hunting community for decades. He’s known for embarking on some of the most rugged backcountry hunts the world has to offer.

He’s written three books and published more that 1,000 articles in some of the industry’s most popular magazines, such as American Hunter and Outdoor Life. His work in writing, guiding and wildlife videography and photography alone have won him awards, but his time on television is what elevates his career to another level. He’s won a ton of awards with his television productions, claiming 15 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-15.

He’s produced more than 50 DVDs, and also hosts “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted” on the Outdoor Channel. However, “Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures” has become the engine powering his enormous brand.

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Hunting shows have come a long way over the years.

We all love watching some of the greats go out there and do it big. Whether we’re watching Steven Rinella trekking across Alaska or Brian Quaca exterminating feral hogs in Texas, it’s fun to visualize what a big-time hunt would look like.

While there a number of shows that have had long runs, there are some that’ve especially resonated with American viewers. These shows typically either travel all over the world, or stick to one general area. However, they all have their own, unique appeal.

How would you rank these shows?

5. Winchester & Drury’s Natural Born

hunting shows
Drury Outdoors

The Drury Outdoors team joined forces with Winchester years ago to form a show that merged a “natural-born passion” for hunting with the American tradition carried by Winchester. The show developed an audience impressive in both size and loyalty, and it’s still a household name in hunting entertainment. In this show, you’ll see big-time turkey hunts in Wisconsin and Texas, as well as heart-stopping deer hunts in the plains of Iowa. These guys travel all over to bring you the best hunts!

4. Archer’s Choice With Ralph & Vicki

hunting shows
ArchersChoiceMedia.com

There are many who firmly believe archery is the only way to approach deer hunting. And, those people have more than likely heard of Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. This show brings fair-chase hunting to a new level, focusing on the different challenges of bowhunting without the help of high fences. These two actually got their start in the industry with an archery store, coincidentally called Archer’s Choice Pro Shop in Berwyn, Illinois. While they were right in the middle of Midwest deer country, they also outfitted for elk and black bear.

3. Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector

hunting shows
BoneCollector.com

Over the years, Waddell has steadily become one of the most popular deer hunters in the industry. His laid-back, humorous personality is one that keeps viewers coming back. With co-hosts Nick Mundt and Travis “T-Bone” Turner by his side, Waddell tries to tackle every method of hunting, using rifles, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders.

When the show premiered in 2009, its premise was to reinvent outdoor television. Looking back, it’s safe to say it did just that and then some.

2. MeatEater

hunting shows

There are few people in the hunting industries as easy to watch as Steven Rinella. Not only is this guy a great hunter, but he’s a world-class cook. After each of his harvests, he always shares another cooking tip about how to get the most out of the meat. Similarly, he dedicates full episodes to cooking segments, where he’ll give an entire rundown on how to turn your harvest into five-star table fare.

Where Rinella really stands out, however, is in his wisdom. No matter how successful he is with each episode, he seemingly always finds away to make it worth the viewer’s time. You’ll never leave an episode feeling shortchanged, yet it shows the reality of hunting. If every episode was basically part of a highlight reel, you wouldn’t get the rawness that makes this show so addicting.

Having three seasons on Netflix certainly helps with publicity!

1. Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures

hunting shows

Jim Shockey has been on the forefront of the hunting community for decades. He’s known for embarking on some of the most rugged backcountry hunts the world has to offer.

He’s written three books and published more that 1,000 articles in some of the industry’s most popular magazines, such as American Hunter and Outdoor Life. His work in writing, guiding and wildlife videography and photography alone have won him awards, but his time on television is what elevates his career to another level. He’s won a ton of awards with his television productions, claiming 15 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-15.

He’s produced more than 50 DVDs, and also hosts “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted” on the Outdoor Channel. However, “Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures” has become the engine powering his enormous brand.

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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.

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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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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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

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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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