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Colton Bagnoli
Born and raised in Chandler, AZ, Colton was introduced to the outdoors early on by his father and grandfather. After harvesting his first deer, hunting immediately became a way of life. Colton brings a wealth of hunting and professional gunsmithing experience to Western Hunter Magazine. He now resides in Montana where his current profession as a Police Officer and SRT Sniper continues to develop his firearms training portfolio. His wife and kids support Colton in his writing and passion for the outdoors.
It's Worth Carrying

I often hear the excuses made by hunters who make the conscious decision not to carry a sidearm to defend […]

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Nightforce NX8 Riflescope Review

Nightforce Optics is an industry leader when it comes to riflescopes, and their NX8 is no different. See why.

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Mid-Power Riflescopes Review

With all the amazing mid-range rifle scopes available you might need some help figuring out which one is best for you.

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Barrel Length 101

With the advancements in custom rifles and efforts to go ultralight, here is why you should put a short barrel on your next rifle.

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Proof Research Switch Rifle Review

Colton tests out the new Proof Research Switch Rifle, a modular option which allows you to switch barrels from home.

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Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon Long Range Rifle
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Backcountry Hunters Course
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Tips for Improvised Rifle Shots

Rifle shots during a hunt are almost always spontaneous, so you should practice these tips for improvised shots.

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Swarovski Launches X5 Long-Range Riflescope

By Colton Bagnoli, originally published in the Fall 2015 Elk Hunter Magazine.  I can’t count the number of conversations I’ve […]

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