The 257 Weatherby Magnum may be the most overlooked, under-appreciated, mild recoiling, flat-shooting, hard-hitting centerfire rifle cartridges you’ve never fired. Perhaps you should rectify that oversight. In a shooting/hunting world obsessed with flat-shooting, wind … [Read more...] about Speed Demon 257 Weatherby Magnum
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.
As a child raised in the wilderness and now a guide working in that same bear-rich environment, Tia Shoemaker has learned, first hand, a lot about Alaska's big brown bears. In this installment of her ongoing blog, she shares her extensive knowledge and a few hair raising … [Read more...] about Big Brown Bears Via Tia Alaska Guide
Brace yourself. Here comes yet another 6.5mm rifle cartridge. The 6.5 PRC. Many are saying this is what the 6.5 Creedmoor should have been in the first place! Or maybe not. 6.5 PRC muzzle velocity (2,900 fps) exceeds 6.5 Creedmoor muzzle velocity by about 200 fps and … [Read more...] about 6.5 PRC Hottest New Rifle Cartridge
Forget ties, slippers, and cologne. The manly Father's Day gifts in your immediate future should befit the rugged outdoorsman who is your Dad. Men like tools and gear they can use Outdoor gear seems endless -- because it is. But much of it is superfluous Our … [Read more...] about Twelve Manly Father’s Day Gifts
If you’re angling to fix your uphill downhill shooting dilemma, keep reading. We have a simple solution. Bullet trajectories change with the angle of the shot. Downhill shots strike higher. Uphill shots strike higher too! Uphill Downhill Shooting Phenomena … [Read more...] about Uphill Downhill Shooting Dilemma Solved!
Set up the right small-caliber, twin practice rifle to match your big game rifle and you can perfectly match its trajectory. With your twin practice rifle you can train at half the cost and half the recoil. The keys are to match muzzle velocities (MV) and ballistic … [Read more...] about Twin Practice Rifle Saves Money
Air temperature changes bullet trajectory by increasing or decreasing atmospheric density. This seems counter intuitive to some folks, but cold air makes a given load strike lower. Hot air makes the same load strike higher. Shooters can count on this: Expect to shoot … [Read more...] about How Air Temperature Changes Bullet Trajectory
The heavy bullet drift myth continues to fool many hunters. Heavier bullets do NOT always reduce wind deflection. In some cases they make it worse. Higher B.C. is the real solution. Weight is just one part of B.C. Form factor (shape) is the other critical part of high … [Read more...] about Heavy Bullet Drift Myth Busted