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You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!

01 Jun 2021
@ 08:55 am (GMT)

Lane Salvato

I stumbled into Nathan's work several years ago now. When I made the big stumble I'd been hunting for about 45 years and guiding multiple species for probably 15 at the time. I'd seen many species hunted with multiple calibers and bullets. I had also cleaned enough animals to see how bullets behave internally as well as how animals react to different bullet types and shot placements.

What I didn't realize until I read his books and articles was why I was seeing what I was seeing. I could have written my own book on what I observed but could not have accurately indicated why. Then I read Nathan's book on killing and he basically codified and clarified everything I'd been seeing in a way that was complex enough to tell the full story but simple enough even a Texan could understand it.

As I learned more I realized that if I'd walked a thousand miles already Nathan and Steph had walked about 50,000. So if I could offer a bit of advice to those who ask questions concerning bullets, calibers, and appropriate bullet weight for species. Just listen to him. The dude knows what he's talking about. Better yet, get a book and use it as a reference. They work well.


14 Jun 2021
@ 12:34 pm (GMT)

Rob Bird

Re: You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!
Clicking the "like" button.
16 Jun 2021
@ 08:15 am (GMT)


Re: You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!
RE: "Like Button" - me too
17 Jun 2021
@ 06:03 am (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Re: You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!
That's a good word, Lane. I have the whole Practical series and the content has corrected so many misconceptions, explained so many points I simply didn't have enough data to decipher on my own, and challenged me to try to sharpen my skills of observation and learning. I've been following Nathan's work for several years now and I continue to learn through the site and the books. I continue to come to hasty conclusions only to have them challenged and corrected here. I have built a habit of revisiting the books before every reloading session and every range session. It's one of the better habits I've formed over the years. I have as much vanity and ego as the next guy, maybe more. I am grateful that when I ran across this site I had just enough humility to accept the obvious - that Nathan and Steph operate in this field at a level I am unlikely to ever attain and their commitment to sharing and educating is a blessing. "Just listen" is great advice.
20 Jun 2021
@ 09:08 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!
Thanks to each of you, Lane, Rob, Mike, Joshua. Very kind words.

This road hasn't been so easy. I could for example put a lot more time into doing podcasts and quick blog reviews etc. But there is a big difference between doing the right thing versus doing the easy thing. We are still at the coal face, researching as always and we will eventually publish this information. But for now, it is a case of head down and get on with work. If I am not mistaken, I think each of you have read The Door, so you know pretty much were I come from and what drives me.

Thanks again guys, that was highly motivating.
24 Jul 2021
@ 08:01 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: You've Got a Lot to Learn Son!
"Thanks again guys, that was highly motivating."

Says the guy who's motivated hundreds, saved them thousands, unselfishly sharing unrivaled fecal free knowledge and understanding. And all for the price of a meal and a few beers at the local pub...... Thanks for everything you both give to this community.


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