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
Fish with Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise Eddy's Kitchen: Fish with Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise Serves: 4 Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Level: Easy Stars: 4 I am pretty sure most of you have never tasted Fish with Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise, or even heard of it. … [Read more...] about Fish with Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise
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