July 2012

Dangerous-Game Ammo Choices

Reader Miles wants a definition of ‘rake’ as it applies to self-protection against animals. And, Reader Ochs has worked himself around to owning a suppressed rifle for home defense.

I looked at all five definitions of “rake” in the dictionary, and I have no idea what you mean here. Later in that paragraph, the writer says to shoot “higher, above the spot the collar would normally ride.” Does he mean hit the dog in the neck or in the shoulders? If you have trouble fitting in a little more clarity in passages like this, try cutting out a few bullet box photos and add some text here. The Grizzly ammo box was worth seeing, since it is new. All the rest of those boxes I have seen in your magazine, and I would rather have a little more text on how to kill charging animals than those photos of boxes. The spent bullets are great to see, but the boxes are not needed.

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