Roundtable on Modern Hunting Rifles & Calibers, NRLH Podcast Season 1 | Ep. 13

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On today’s episode, a Roundtable discussion takes place in Washington including hunters from various regions with their own hunting styles for different animals, using different rifle systems, and have different skillsets; together they address “What is a Hunting Rifle?”.

This Roundtable is joined by Fred Mudd of KY, Isaiah Curtis of NE MO, Seth McAnally of MT, Dave Gheriani of Canada, Brian Neace of Southern ID, Mike Lilly of Western WA, Scott Satterlee of Eastern WA, Seth Howard of Southern ID, and Travis Ishida of CA.

NRL HUNTER, a division of National Rifle League (NRL), is a series of competitions for hunters by hunters. It brings a combination of ethical hunters and conservationists together in an innovative, competitive format for new and seasoned hunters to learn about their skills, gear, overall capabilities, and about local hunting terrains.

Learn more about NRL Hunter, Modern Hunting Rifles, and more on the NRL Hunter Podcast!

00:23 – Roundtable Introductions
• Fred Mudd, Isaiah Curtis, Seth McAnally, Dave Gheriani, Brian Neace, Mike Lilly, Scott Satterlee, and Seth Howard
01:36 – Background and experience first using hunting rifles; Heritage
• 03:58 Fred Mudd:.243; Whitetail Deer
• 05:45 Brian Neace: Ruger M77 .300 Win Mag; Mainly Mule Deer, Elk, and Whitetail Deer
• 07:20 Scott Satterlee: Jack O’Connor Model 70 Winchester in .270; Mule Deer, Antelope
• 11:17 Isaiah Curtis: 22-250 to modern lightweight, short barrel, medium cartridge; Whitetail Deer
• 15:58 Dave Gheriani: M14 close range, tight woods; to modern rifles for long distance in mountains at Black-tailed Deer
• 17:14 Seth McAnally: multi-purpose rifle for short and long range
• 20:10 Seth Howard: .22 for Varmint; 30-06 Rem 700 for Big Game
• 22:45 Mike Lilly: Rem 700 Police in .308
• 25:23 Travis Ishida: Rem 700 Police in .308; LRI .300 Win Mag
26:09 – Modern Hunting Rifle; Right Tool for the Job
• Type of Animal
• Closing the Gap
• Weight of the Rifle; Right Tool for the Job
43:15 – Round Effectiveness at different ranges; Projectile’s Failure to Expand
49:15 – This hunting season, what are you hunting and what’s the rifle and caliber?
01:00:00 – If you can only have 1 caliber, what would it be?

Links –
Curtis Custom Weapons – &
Veterans Sportsman Alliance –
NRL Hunter’s New 2022 Season –

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Release date:
22 December 2021

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