Open and collimator hunting sights: a short course
Conventionally, hunting sights can be divided into two categories: purely mechanical devices and devices based on effects in optical glass – prisms and lenses. The first includes open and diopter…

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I exchange a boar for a deer. Possible options…
The history of a very controversial experience of acclimatization of animals that are not characteristic of the country is very old. The last time it excited the public five years…

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Practice of using pneumatic and throwing weapons
In large cities, the immobilization of stray animals is carried out by professionals from various "special vehicles". If a "stray" bear or elk appears on the Avenue, hunters are involved…

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Monthly Archives: November 2018

VPO-208: non-standard ” paradox»

«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

Traps for marten

A marten is a small animal whose habitat is a forest. The length of the body of this mammal belonging to the family of weasels, on average, is about fifty centimeters. The animal has a fairly valuable fluffy fur, which is slightly inferior only to sable.

The basis of the diet is rodents (including rats). They also feed on small birds, as well as eggs of both wild and domestic birds. The marten is able to crush several laying hens, laying them at the scene of the” crime ” of the victim. During its hunt, the predator breaks the victims ‘ neck vertebrae, and then drinks their still warm blood, rolling up the tongue. Continue reading

Passions around the VPO-208 self-loading carbine
Two seasons have been left behind since the publication of the article "VPO-208: non-standard "paradox". Smoothbore SCS with a 14-centimeter rifled part of the barrel caused a mixed reaction among…

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The autumn moose hunting
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,…

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With a rifle on a grouse
Unfortunately, the once extremely common 5.6 mm ring-fired rifles are included in the review mainly for comparison of technical characteristics. Now they are completely in the pen, sometimes inexplicable restrictions…

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Weapons for remote immobilization (euthanasia)
This article is mainly for shooters who for some reason do not want to join the ranks of organized hunters, but the desire to join something like this occasionally occurs.…

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