Consider the fall hunt for moose. Why autumn? Winter driven hunt for prey, more profitable to hold after the establishment of stable snow cover. It is easier to find animals, get around them and expose them to shooters. In the fall and early spring, the same operations have to be done “blindly”. However, late autumn and early winter do not always spoil hunters with snow (say, the last two seasons), and by the middle of the corral hunt, most bull moose have already shed their horns. It can be very frustrating to put a huge bull at the end of December and find only rosettes on its head instead of horns. The exit suggests itself: summer and autumn hunting “on the roar” or autumn hunting with a dog. We will focus on them in more detail. Continue reading
Oh, and it’s a thankless business to compare any of the hunting dogs with other breeds. I did not intend to do this, if not for the case: with a difference of a few days, I lost a one-year-old wolf cub, and I myself received a severe injury that completely deprived me of mobility. So there was time for reflection, and then a reason.
Just after a week of forced idleness, a brown Dachshund appeared in the apartment-a three-year-old, the first bitch in my life. Having heard about the double trouble, a familiar breeder was blessed with a gift (once with one of her Pets, who later became the ancestor of the line, we reached high titles among juniors, we managed to fight off the further path in this direction-well, not mine). Continue reading
«Paradox». In fact, this is a rifled chock that does not exceed, according to the law, 140 millimeters. Guns with such a combined type of drilling do not stand out for any unique qualities, especially when the comparative availability of modern ammunition with high ballistic characteristics for smoothbore weapons. And yet they have a certain “zest”. At least the ability to have an almost rifled barrel without the mandatory five-year experience. But not only that.
At the October exhibition “Weapons and Hunting-2015”, VPO “Molot” presented its joint development with JSC “Techkrim” -the VPO-208 rifle. Continue reading