Bullet drop can mean several things. None is good for your shooting, and one is a ballistic challenge you’ll have to overcome. More Than One Kind of Bullet Drop Let’s get the easy problems out of the way first. Dropping cartridges on the ground can break polymer tips, … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Handle Bullet Drop
The Federal 224 Valkyrie! Traditionalists will howl: “Another unnecessary creation! It doesn’t do anything a half-dozen rifle cartridges don’t already do.” They’ll be wrong. What the Valkyrie does is keep a .224 bullet stabilized and supersonic to 1,000 yards or slightly beyond. … [Read more...] about Ride the Federal 224 Valkyrie
Today's post on the 300 WSM is not located in our usual spot. You can click here to read it. We need to conduct a bit of housecleaning on the site. Sorry for the inconvenience. … [Read more...] about 300 WSM Snake Oil Blog
A quandary for many “wanna be” Alaska sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle? I’m probably not the best to ask about this because, … [Read more...] about Make Your Mountain Rifle a Bear Stopping Rifle
You might be deadly with your long range rifle at 1,000 yards, but can you spot, engage, and hit your game in a vital spot out to 300 yards, even 400 yards without a bipod, rangefinder, anemometer, turret dials, or ballistic reticle? Branded Rock Canyon shooter training can show … [Read more...] about Branded Rock Canyon Shooter Training
The 264 Winchester Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge that was ahead of its time when created in 1958. It slipped into a coma in the mid-1960s and has been at death’s door ever since. But it could revive, perhaps even thrive because it produces better ballistics than all but one or two … [Read more...] about Can 264 Winchester Magnum Rise From Dead?
A north Idaho, Flying B cougar hunt may be the ultimate, classic, anti-cabin-fever, winter, big game adventure. It's the cat's meow. And I'm not lion. If you're still with me after those pathetic puns, you must be seriously interested in hunting the western hemisphere's … [Read more...] about Flying B Cougar Hunt Challenges Biases, Endurance
Finding needles in haystacks (or mule deer under shady ledges) gets a lot easier with the Leupold BX-5 15x56 Santiam HD binocular in front of your face. Full disclosure here: I’ve never been fond of high magnification binoculars for general purpose hunting for three reasons: … [Read more...] about Leupold BX-5 15×56 Binocular Review