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I just got the new issue and took a quick glance. Still seems to be going down hill. I saw the longrange hunting pics in the back are gone, And some of the articles are without pics also, Saw the gunsmith tools article and flipped through to see the tools, no go. I will have to read through it later. When my subscription is up im switching to precision reloading:(
 

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Did you read the readers letter taking difference to the article awhile back on the .20 Tac and then there's an article in this issue by the same guy who jumped all over the .20 Tac in his first article??
 

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VH magazine....

The member pictures of varmint safari trips was replaced by the jamboree pics this issue. I have noticed that the magazine is getting a bit more comercial. By that I mean, more advertisement and less article content. There are more articles on this rifle and that product. But, with less on varminting/hunting and the like. I will for the time being stay with VHA, but plan a pointed lette to VHA to say my piece. I was a member of the NAHC for years. Their magazine went to more ads than content. Left them after many yrs. as member. Told them, NAHC, my thoughts and that fell on deaf ears. Hope VHA does not go the same way.
 

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Precision Reloading???

Ive never heard of this magazine. I read Handloader. I googled this magazine and came up a zero. Could you tell me where to get it or a subscription please??
 

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Not quite sure what would make me happy with the magazine. The hunting stories are ok, BUT still just not there. The technical articles usually don't do much for me. Articles about this rifle or that cartridge......not so much. When I finally figure out what I'm looking for in the magazine, I'll write an article about it. Or something.
 

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I just got the new issue and took a quick glance. Still seems to be going down hill. I saw the longrange hunting pics in the back are gone, And some of the articles are without pics also, Saw the gunsmith tools article and flipped through to see the tools, no go. I will have to read through it later. When my subscription is up im switching to precision reloading:(
I don't know if it is me or the magazine, but I have been getting it from day one, and in the early years I couldn't put it down, read the whole thing from front to back. Last few years, I look thru it when it comes, see if there is anything i want to read, then usually just put it down for later, which could be a week or more later. Something is different.
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The past few issues of VHM indicates

to me that they are attempting to keep advertisers happy. In a way that is good business. "Their" bottom line business. Nothing wrong with them looking out for that bottom line. However, more and more it seems that even the hunting stories are meant to "advertise" a certain rifle, shooting bench, scope, guide service, etc. Lately, if an article doesn't have "member" in front of the name of the writer I either never read it, or read it after all my other "to do" lists are completed. Exception being if it deals with a firearm or such that I'm interested in at the time. FWIW. - Ernie
 

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MTGunner is right

They never have the hunting pics section in the issues that cover the Annual Jamboree, which include all of the pics of that event.

Any long time reader of the magazine should be aware of that.

If this magazine was half of what it normally is, it would still be the best combo hunting/shooting magazine there is.

Lance in Orygun
 

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VH Mag

I think there are less real Joe lunch bucket articles about varmint guns and
varmint hunting..a lot of articles seem like all the other mags written by professional gun writers...they go like this.... waited for this new Win,Rem,SAV Varmint rifle to arrive from the factory and mounted a new factory Zeiss-Leupold scope on it...rather than the old mag...Joe lunch bucket style...It took me a year to save up enough money to buy a good 2nd hand varmint gun in 223 cal at local gun shop..and found a 4 x 12 used scope
in the want ads...or there was in depth stories on custom varmint rifles built
by various gunsmiths...just plain more articles you could relate to with your
own shooting and varminting...Eric
 

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Rather than voice concerns...

why not submit an article and fill the void you feel is there...:D Fuzz
 

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A lot has been said and most of it is true.

The VHA mag has gone to comercialism in lieu of content. Where are the articles about average guys with average rifles. There uses to be more hunters in the articles. There were articles about how to do or make due. It seems that the only real goal is to get into the 500 yard club, the 1000 yd. club and etc. Hell, if you spend enough money on gear you can get into about any yard club. Have a rail gun built and get into the 2000 yard club. Does that make you a varminter/shooter? I got my new VHA magazine today. I thumbed thru it and put it down. Years ago I could not stop reading it until it had all tattered pages. NOT NOW! I am discouraged that this once good periodical has gone to comercialism hell. Is on the same path as the North American Hunting Club magazine has. I hope the staff of the VHA is aware of this. If not, it will be their ruin. I have said enough. My 2 cents!
 

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A couple years ago they decided not to have anymore Jamborees, I think it was later that day they changed their mind and decided to keep having them.
If they quit having the Jamborees I would have been done being a member.
 

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I was just going thru the latest issue of VHM and the first article on page 6 by Mr. Norman E. Johnson on the Rem 504 .22LR got me thinking that I had read something similar before. So, I dug out the latest issues of Precision Shooting magazine and sure enough in the Sept. 06 issue here was the same article, the words are changed around a little, but it's the same article, pics are the same. Couple of questions come to mind,

Like where does this guy get the time to do all this stuff? Bad enough he's testing factory rifles and handing out a bunch of junk, but in this article he does all the modifications to this Rem 504?? And if you read his articles he's hunting all the time.

Second, if your testing a .22lr for the ultimate accuracy at 50yds, why would you be using a Sightron 4.5x14 scope??

Ole
 

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Maybe my tastes have changed...

but like several others had said, early on I read every article sometimes more than once. Now when I get an issue, I wander though it and if I read more than a couple of feature articles, it's unusual. I do read most of the things written by us amatuers and enjoy them even if they are about a subject I care little about.

I think the ones that bother me are about the new toys and are written by the professional hacks. If I see another article by Brezny, I may just puke.

Somebody mentioned Precision Shooting. I get it and read everything, even the stuff that is over my head. I almost never get the idea that the writer is trying to sell me something. I'll keep my membership in the VHA for several reasons, but I doubt it will be for the magazine.

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just my opinion

but maybe it is not the magazine that has changed as much as you have. the articles you see are about stuff you already know about instead of being something new. I've had the same problem with magazines I've gotten in the past with other hobbies.

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If you look in Sierra's manual there are a bunch of pictures in there of Norman.
I think he does hunt all the time. Wish I could do that.
 

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but like several others had said, early on I read every article sometimes more than once. Now when I get an issue, I wander though it and if I read more than a couple of feature articles, it's unusual. I do read most of the things written by us amatuers and enjoy them even if they are about a subject I care little about.

I think the ones that bother me are about the new toys and are written by the professional hacks. If I see another article by Brezny, I may just puke.



Rick
I've got to agree. I started VHA with issue #2 (still have 'em all) and I couldn't wait for it to arrive. Now it hardly interests me - Most articles are way too wordy and (in my opinion) poorly written. Every year I say I'm not renewing --- but I always do -- It's kinda like trying to abandon an old friend because he turned into a druggie.
 

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I'll second what Fuzz said. For all those who bothered to voice a concern in this forum, get off yer butts and write an article you would like to see in the magazine and submit it.
 

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I don't....

think I'd be interested in buying a magazine that would print something I wrote :D

Seriously, that's an easy thing to say, but my guess is that they get more offerings than they can print right now. The issue isn't the articles from hunters, it's quality writing from qualified writers. Most of us just don't care for the sales pitches disguised as articles.

Rick
 
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