In our last post we outlined suitable cartridges and bullets for hunting African plains game. In this post we’ll figure out the best plains game rifle for your inexpensive Africa safari. Remember, plains game includes all the non-dangerous game species from 2,000-pound eland down … [Read more...] about Best Plains Game Rifle for Africa
A reader recently requested a ballistic comparison between same weight bullets in a 300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. Mag. launched at maximum velocities for each. (See previous 300 WM vs. 7mm RM comparisons on this site here and here. These demonstrate there's more than one way to run … [Read more...] about 300 Win Mag Races 7mm Rem Again!
You might be a deadly field shot, but if you also wish to become a hunting guide, you must memorize this essential command: "Stop fiddling with your gear and shoot!" Too Much Gear Can Hamper a Deadly Field Shot Gear manipulation has replaced aiming as the primary occupation of … [Read more...] about Stop Fiddling: Become A Deadly Field Shot
Too many riflemen suffer under the misperception they need to spend $1,000 to $10,000 dollars on a special long range rifle in order to shoot far. You need at least a 26-inch barrel and a 20X scope and a 338 Lapua Magnum or 28 Nosler, right? Naw. Your deer rifle will … [Read more...] about Long Range Rifle on a Budget
In our last post we selected the 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge as the best, all-round compromise for handling everything from brown bears to blacktails in our perfect Alaska rifle. Now let’s select the actual rifle for igniting those cartridges. The Ideal Action for the … [Read more...] about Here’s Your Perfect Alaska Rifle, Part 2
A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
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