Favored Hunting Rig – The Valmet 412 12ga/30-06 O/U

JJ breaks down his favorite gun, a combination rifle/shotgun by Valmet, in this video.

Perhaps the world’s most versatile hunting tool, the Tikka-owned, Finnish-bred Valmet 412 is a break-action over/under firearm featuring a 12 ga. vent-rib barrel stacked over a venerable 30-06. The result is a gun that handles and points like a shotgun for quick snap shooting at birds with a rifle available for long-range stuff. it comes with an integral flip-up sight for medium-range distances and an integral, quick-attach scope mount for when the shot calls for really reaching out there a few hundred yards. It’s quality built all the way around and the one gun JJ chooses when he doesn’t know if he’ll see a turkey, a hog, a deer, a quail or any other critter that needs pluggin’.

At an early age Jeff was kicked in the face by an exposed hammer shotgun, stunting his growth but also sparking a passion for guns, hunting and the outdoors. Since the crack of that old gun, he's traveled the world, hunting, shooting and writing for national outdoor magazines. His Youtube page adds a bit of practicality to tacticality, dispels hunting and shooting myths, gives fairly honest reviews of guns and gear because he's not beholden to anyone, and offers real-world based tips--that might well be wrong. Rest assured, Jeff is no Navy SEAL, although he stayed at a Holiday Inn once in San Diego.