Writing Eric Conn


I currently write and photograph as a freelancer for multiple outlets, including Guns & Ammo’s Special Interest Publications, like Book of the AR-15I’ve also written for American HandgunnerGuns America, Gun Digest, and am a regular contributor at the Mossberg blog.  

In the past, I’ve served as Editor in Chief at Gun Digest and Modern Shooter magazines. I’m a bearded journalist, outdoor enthusiast, hunter, firearms aficionado, writer, photographer and lover of the backcountry. I currently live in Northwest Colorado at the foot of the White River National Forest. 

I previously worked for InterMedia Outdoors/Outdoor Sportsman Group as an online hunting editor (Petersen’s Hunting, North American Whitetail, Wildfowl, Bowhunter, Bowhunting, Gun Dog and Game and Fish magazines). I got my start as a sportswriter in Northern Colorado working for the Greeley Tribune. 

Here’s to your next adventure.




  • Nice job, Eric. Read your “10 greatest deer hunting cartridges” article and followed it to your website. Excellent, by the way. Figure I must have read a couple other articles you’ve done. Plenty of work must comes with it, but looks like you have a cool job – if your pictures say anything. Am a programmer/analyst in VA Beach. No complaints, it works, but it is hard to get out during hunting season.

    Concerning your article, maybe in another 10 years, you’ll include the 6.5 Creedmoore, right? Ha! Ha! Gotta have some controversy, don’t we?

    Ok, so you have a great Thanksgiving, and Bless!

    S C Smith

    • Stephen, thanks for the kind words, and glad you enjoyed the article. It is a lot of work, but it’s work worth doing, and I try to treasure it as much as possible.

      I think the 6.5 Creedmoor is definitely earning a spot atop that list, no question. It’s been wildly popular for a reason, and it truly is one of my favorite cartridges at present. I’ve shot the .260 Remington for years, and it is a great cartridge too—though underrated and more or less equivalent to the 6.5. Part of that is branding, and part of it is the ability to seat long, sleek bullets in the 6.5. Hornady hit a homerun with that one. Keep an eye on the 6.5 PRC, too—it’s the higher horsepower Hornady 6.5.

      Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for stopping by to comment!


  • Eric,
    I’d never heard of you until now, as I just finished reading one of your articles shared on Facebook; the one about soft men and their disdain for the rest of us. Couldn’t help but laugh out loud, as I know the type and know you’re right. I scrolled through the titles of your earlier work and knew that they were must reads as well, so, I’m now subscribed.
    I was just before sharing it with fellow church members when I got the the description of the male sex organ…ahhhh maybe not. But, I’m sure I’ll find another.

    Thanks for sharing your insights. Reading your work reminded me of Gene Hill, the last writer that I corresponded with, and a man who could teach valuable lessons, accented with humor in just the right spots. Keep ‘em coming!

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