Hunters are always looking for the best big game rifle, that magical conglomeration of steel, aluminum, walnut or fiberglass that will carry like a wand, recoil like a rimfire and land with the precision and punch of a guided missile. Part of my job as a writer, TV host and … [Read more...] about How To Find Your Best Rifle Ever
Before you come to blows with your buddies over who has the “Best” rifle, you need to understand two acronyms: bee-cee and em-vee, more commonly seen as BC and MV. These stand for Ballistic Coefficient and Muzzle Velocity. They and they alone determine which … [Read more...] about Shoot Better! Ballistic Coefficient and MV
When it comes to hunting rifle performance, a bigger bullet aren't always better. “Bigger is better” is a common misconception and an understandable one. You look at a big bullet such as a 500-grain flat-nose atop a 470 Nitro Express and you can’t help but be impressed. How can … [Read more...] about Bigger Bullet Better?
Yes, the 7mm-08 defeats 308. Still. Again. Always. Nothing personal against the 308 Winchester. It's just that the 7mm-08 Remington a more ballistically efficient cartridge. Perhaps I should apologize for pointing this out so often (like in this blog.) It ticks people off, as … [Read more...] about 7mm-08 Defeats 308 Again
A reader recently asked about blind magazine feeding problems in bolt-action rifles. He wrote: First of all, I just want you to know how much I enjoy your writing, especially your mountain hunting trips. I am considering a Kimber Montana in .270 Winchester, for my lightweight, … [Read more...] about Blind Magazine Feeding Problems
Chicken Venison Gumbo! With rice and last season's venison sausage added, an ordinary Chicken Venison Gumbo becomes a full meal deal: Chicken and Venison SAUSAGE Gumbo. Utilizing organic, free-range wild meat -- now that's Cajun! I like my rice on the bottom and Ritz crackers on … [Read more...] about Chicken Venison Gumbo with Sausage!
The popular new kid in the rifle world is the 6mm Creedmoor. It’s winning all kinds of target competitions. It’s also dropping pronghorns, whitetails, mule deer, coyotes, and even elk — and I’m not buying one. Before I tell you why, let’s examine this magical new cartridge in … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Buying 6mm Creedmoor
Hi. I'm Tom Claycomb and this is my first article on RonSpomerOutdoors.com. Let’s go over a few ground rules before you start reading my blogs. If you want some slick, literary articles covering my latest African Safari, that’s not on the horizon. Bottomless underwear might … [Read more...] about Bottomless Underwear