Bullet drop can mean several things. None is good for your shooting, and one is a ballistic challenge you’ll have to overcome. More Than One Kind of Bullet Drop Let’s get the easy problems out of the way first. Dropping cartridges on the ground can break polymer tips, … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tricks to Handle Bullet Drop
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.
Today's post on the 300 WSM is not located in our usual spot. You can click here to read it. We need to conduct a bit of housecleaning on the site. Sorry for the inconvenience. … [Read more...] about 300 WSM Snake Oil Blog
Let's have a contest: 6.5 Creedmoor versus 270 Winchester. Which cartridge wins the race? In my ongoing campaign to shine the light of reality on the "6.5 Creedmoor revolution," I’ve decided to run this 6.5 Creedmoor versus 270 Winchester comparison. I’m not doing this because I … [Read more...] about 6.5 Creedmoor Versus 270 Winchester
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?
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
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