A reader recently asked if I think “it is possible to improve the 30-06, you know bring it into the modern day.” Great question, and it’s already been answered. Multiple times. In many ways. Alterations to 30-06 case make it faster, more powerful Alterations to bullet … [Read more...] about Antiquated 30-06 Springfield Improved!
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.
From new camouflage patterns to laser range-finding rifle scopes that illuminate the precise aiming point for any distance, all things hunting and shooting were being hawked last week at the annual Vegas bazaar known as the SHOT Show. “Hurry, hurry! Step right up! Get the world’s … [Read more...] about SHOT Show Gear 2019
My old buddy Richard Mann recently wrote an article profiling “10 Great Coyote Cartridges.” He should have just cut to the chase and picked the best coyote cartridge of all time — the 22-250 Ackley Improved. 22-250 Ackley Improved has an ideal balance between recoil, MV, … [Read more...] about Best Coyote Cartridge Revealed
Does the Optimum Game Weight formula favor the 308 Winchester over the 7mm-08 Remington? Does the Optimum Game Weight formula actually work for determining a suitable hunting cartridge? A reader, Bruce, recently asked what I thought about this. Bruce was, wisely, comparing … [Read more...] about Optimum Game Weight Formula 308 Winchester
If you want to start a fire storm, announce that the venerable 375 H&H Magnum is overrated. Okay, I will. The overrated 375 H&H Magnum is just that: overrated. Maybe. Here are possible reasons why: Too many game animals have escaped after solid hits. … [Read more...] about 375 H&H Magnum Overrated?
A 243 Winchester versus 7mm-08 Remington match-up will cause some readers to raise the "apples to oranges" red flag, but that doesn't mean this comparison is out-of-bounds. The 243 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington are often recommended as low recoil “starter” big game rifles for … [Read more...] about 243 Winchester Versus 7mm-08 Remington
We hunters often like to point out that magnum velocity and terminal projectile energy don’t matter much because the game we take can’t detect the difference. And that’s a fact. A moose shot through the heart is joining you for dinner whether hit with a 700-grain 50-caliber … [Read more...] about Magnum Velocity Bags Shooters, Not Game
A subscriber to my You Tube Channel (Ron Spomer Outdoors,) requested a 270 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington comparison. We can shorten the gentleman's wait time with a quick ballistic comparison right here, including some handling, weight, and recoil differences between these two … [Read more...] about 270 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington Race