The Rifles, Inc. Strata stainless bolt-action rifle chambered for the 280 Ackley cartridge may not be the world’s perfect ultra-lightweight rifle, but it’s close enough. The perfect rifle would weigh, oh, say six ounces. It would steady in your hands like a gyroscope and launch … [Read more...] about Sub-MOA Rifles, Inc. Strata Just 5-Pounds
Can you shoot bullets too fast to expand when they strike game? Some folks seem to think so. Bullets Too Fast for Bears I was in bear camp where our Canadian guide, a capital fellow, was doing his best to make sure his clients were properly prepared for their hunts. He … [Read more...] about Bullets Too Fast to Expand?
You might be thinking you need to buy a short-action rifle so you can shoot one of the vastly superior short-action cartridges, especially the 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Think again. There’s nothing wrong with short-action rifles and cartridges, but … [Read more...] about Short-Action Rifle Versus Long-Action
Psst! Hey buddy! Wanna buy a 300 magnum, cheap? Just shoot some Hornady Superformance ammunition in your 30-06 Springfield. A typical 30-06 rifle should throw a 165-grain (just about the optimum weight for this round) about 2,850 fps from a 24-inch barrel. The Hornady … [Read more...] about Hornady Superformance Ammo Tested
There's a new myth starting. It says that riflemen no longer have to deal with holdover thanks to BDC reticles and turret dialing. Let's nip this one in the bud, shall we? In the shooting world, holdover is commonly understood to mean aiming over your target in order to hit … [Read more...] about Holdover, BDC Reticles or Turret Dialing
A 28-caliber might not be the wrong caliber, but a .28-caliber is way too small and the 7mm caliber isn’t really a caliber at all. Sort of. Caliber is a widely misunderstood term. I’m not convinced I fully understand it myself. I do know a 308 Winchester is not a caliber, but a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Shooting Wrong Caliber
The 25-06 Remington is a great cartridge with a small problem: obscurity. You’ve probably heard of the 25-06 Remington, but have probably never seen or shot it. More’s the pity. This 25-caliber offshoot of the 30-06 is, like its cousin the 270 Winchester, a wonderfully … [Read more...] about 25-06 Remington Beats 6.5 Creedmoor?
The safest hunting cartridges for congested areas aren't necessarily the old, heavy, slow ones. Fast and light might be right. A reader recently wrote and asked: Hello Mr. Spooner, Would like your expert advice if your have time. On my family farm two sides of farm now border … [Read more...] about Safest Hunting Cartridges for Crowded Areas