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
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.
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
The Bino Dock safely and securely cradles a binocular in your car, truck, boat, UTV, cabin wall, tree stand, or blind while keeping it readily accessible. Your binocular doesn't fall off the seat or dash, doesn't get lost on the floor, and doesn't get overheated by the … [Read more...] about Handy Bino Dock Protects Binoculars
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
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?