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Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars is a supporting editor at MeatEater who writes about firearms, conservation, and American literature. He hails from the East Texas piney woods, where he likes pursuing squirrels, whitetail, wild hogs, and sand bass (but mostly squirrels).

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What's the Future of Archery Airguns?

Firearms

What's the Future of Archery Airguns?

Is it a bow? Is it a gun? In 2016, Benjamin Airguns said, “Why not both?” The company’s Pioneer Airbow made a splash at the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show that year, and MeatEater’s Spencer Neuharth recalls getting to test drive the first-of-its kind hunting implement. “I shot one at ATA the...
Jordan Sillars Aug 10, 2022
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5 Best Antelope Cartridges

Hunting Gear

5 Best Antelope Cartridges

Reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, the pronghorn is the fastest land animal in the western hemisphere. Antelope, or “speed goats” as they’re sometimes called, developed this unique ability to escape long-extinct grassland predators, but now that velocity mostly just frustrates sweaty...
Jordan Sillars Aug 8, 2022
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Gear We Use: Best Bear-Defense Guns and Cartridges

Gear

Gear We Use: Best Bear-Defense Guns and Cartridges

It’s an age-old question most hunters will never answer from personal experience: what’s the best gun for bear defense? Selecting the right firearm requires careful consideration, but the question usually generates more uniform, strong opinions than helpful advice. Fortunately, the MeatEater crew...
Jordan Sillars Aug 4, 2022
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Caliber Battle: .220 Swift vs. .22-250 Rem.

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .220 Swift vs. .22-250 Rem.

The term “varmint” usually describes animals like woodchucks, groundhogs, prairie dogs, and coyotes. These critters are rarely harvested for meat (though they can be), so hunters are happy to shoot multiple animals from long range as an effective (and fun) form of pest control. To do that, varmint...
Jordan Sillars Jul 28, 2022
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