“That Ruger FTW Hunter of yours really does like Hornady 250-grain GMX, doesn’t it!” commented Tim Fallon when I showed him two targets I had shot at the Lodge range with my .375 Ruger a few minutes before.   “Yes Sir! Three shot essentially into the same hole at 50 yards and basically the same at 100. That impresses me! From the range card you did for me, sighted dead on at 50 yards it’s dead on again at 200 yards and only 3-inches low at 250. I…

“It’s time!” said my hunting partner, Blake Barnett, who also serves as the co-host and producer of my television show.   I cast a questioning glance. “Time? Time for what? I’ve pretty well figured out what Ruger guns I’m using this fall and have them sighted in. I’ve got sufficient Hornady ammo to make it through the season and if I don’t I know where I can buy more. Not only that, I have had Travel with Guns book any flights. Got my Drake clothing packed for the…

“They running yet?” I questioned.   A snicker and then a laugh was the response I got from Chris Treiber who handles the hunts on Sandstone Mountain Ranch near Llano, Texas. “I know you’ve been in Africa for several weeks, but we’re still about four and a half months away from when whitetails will start responding to rattling horns! You getting a little anxious aren’t you!”

“Whatcha shooting?”   “Ruger Number 1 in .300 H&H Magnum using Hornady’s 180 grain InterBond ammo.”   “Whatdaya hunting?”   “Blackbuck antelope and possibly Axis deer if I run in to an old buck with extremely long main beams. The property Blake Barnett and I are hunting is low fence and based on what our friend who invited us to come hunt with him has told us, there’s no telling what we might encounter.” I responded picking up the Ruger single-shot and what was left of the box…