Is a 6.5 Creedmoor a good 270 Winchester replacement? We get questions at RonSpomerOutdoors.com, and today's asks what cartridge could replace a well used, effective 270 Winchester deemed by the questioner too similar in performance to his 7mm Rem. Mag. A reader finds … [Read more...] about Reader Asks 270 Winchester Replacement?
Ballistics is the science or study of projectiles in flight. This might seem arcane and boring, but it's at the heart of how we hit or miss game. Internal ballistics refers to what goes on within the gun. External ballistics covers the projectile's flight, and terminal ballistics is all about what happens when that projectile lands. If you truly wish to become a better shot, study ballistics. Yeah, it's physics and a bit of rocket science, but we'll make it as plain, simple and useful as we can. Hey, if an old country bumpkin like Spomer can grasp this stuff, you can. Shooters who routinely put bullets on target at 300 yards and beyond know their ballistics.
Hunting travel tips have been useful ever since the first hominids walked out of Africa and their friends admonished “don’t forget your stick!” These days our hunting sticks are a lot more complex, but just as important, as I discovered yet again during my recent hunt with Fort … [Read more...] about 10 Hunting Travel Tips Save Money
The 45-70 Govt. carries a powerful mystique. Big bore. Heavy hitter. Knockdown power. A favorite of commercial bison hunters in the 1870s. So how do you think it performed on this 90-pound African warthog? Fort Richmond Safaris PH Geoffrey Wayland said "shoot that warthog" … [Read more...] about 45-70 Govt. Versus Warthog
A cape buffalo safari can lead to an expensive addiction. Thomas Wolfe famously wrote "You Can't Go Home Again." But he didn't say you couldn't go on a cape buffalo safari again. And after the first, you'll want another. And another... But it starts with a dream that builds to a … [Read more...] about Cape Buffalo Safari BlaserR8
A 270 Winchester whitetail hunt about eight years ago reinforced my opinion that knockdown energy is not what it’s cracked up to be. This Nebraska buck took a pair of 130-grain Power Max bonded bullets to the heart and kept on rutting. Here’s how it … [Read more...] about 270 Winchester Whitetail Proves Tough
A 416 Rigby Gun Test years ago proved not everything goes as planned... The truly interesting part of this video is the commentary. I can understand how/why viewers think this 416 Rigby gun test is fake. It looks it! But the confidence and vehemence with which some insist … [Read more...] about 416 Rigby Gun Test Fail
Heavy bullets win over lighter, faster bullets in our recent survey. I asked if you preferred larger calibers and heavier, slower moving bullets or smaller diameter, faster projectiles for hunting. In other words, do you think big bullets at lower velocities kill more efficiently … [Read more...] about Slow, Heavy Bullets Win!
The under-appreciated 257 Weatherby Magnum has been the heavyweight champ of the lightweight quarter-bore shooting world for 75 years. Yes, the old geezer is still fastest! Roy Weatherby once shot a cape buffalo with one. But that’s not the reason you might want to shoot one. … [Read more...] about 257 Weatherby Magnum Rides Again