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TBR, Marching On

Written by Nathan Foster on February 17th, 2011.      0 comments

Hi everyone, I hope this blog finds you well. 

The TBR knowledge base has now been live for one month and I would like to say thanks to all of you who have sent in emails of support.  The one aspect of these emails that I am thrilled with, is that experienced hunters from around the world are able to correlate results.  This was so very important to me, that hunters could read about a cartridge, take that information into the field and be able to duplicate the results described in the knowledge base.  I am very pleased that highly experienced hunters have been able to read the knowledge base and find themselves nodding quietly, thinking back about a bullet that 'did exactly that'.

OK, for those of you wanting to know how we are progressing with the uploading of the knowledge base, the .300 Savage was uploaded today.  Tomorrow (Friday 18th Feb) I will start the arduous task of getting the .308 Winchester ready for uploading.  This is a very big article so please be patient, it will most likely take me a few days to work through it- we can't skimp on this most famous and very useful cartridge of our time!

I have now also established our online pictorial Wound data base which is something I have been wanting to do for many years. So, you now have homework to do. keep those digital camera's handy and after harvesting your game, take plenty of autopsy pics, I would be very grateful for these. More details can be found at the Wound data base main page.

Lastly, for New Zealand readers, please keep an eye out for the Feb/March issue of NZ guns and Hunting magazine.  This issue will have an article by writer Jule's O'rouke who meets a red neck (me), visits our research facility (farm) and undergoes a long range tutorial (is drilled the old fashioned way). I had a great time hunting with Jules (hope you are reading this Mr O'Rouke) with the hunt culminating in an intermediate long range yet somewhat difficult shot (very small target). One day we will have to get owner/editor Peter Maxwell down as I hear he likes his wild pork!

I will also be in Auckland in June for an evening tutorial sponsored by Reloaders Supplies. During this event (held at Reloaders Supplies), I will be speaking on the fundamentals of long range hunting, discussing both equipment and technique.  I want to emphasize something while on this topic, Long range hunting isn't just for young 'gadget' oriented shooters. Many older hunters can take full advantage of still hunting/sniping as it is a heck of a lot easier on the joints than walking up and down the hills all day. I find long range hunting is of great advantage to my clients over the age of 60 and particularly for guys in their 70's, suffice to say, this is a sport/hobby for all ages and walks of life.  So, if you are wanting to get into long range hunting, come along for an informative evening. Exact dates will be posted in due course.

Cheers,  Nathan.

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