During 150 years of firearms and ammunition innovation, Winchester has created veritable icons, products that define their categories. Like the Model 94 lever-action, the 243 Winchester Cartridge, the Model 12 pump-action shotgun and the Model 70 bolt-action rifle. But of all … [Read more...] about 300 Winchester Magnum — World Beater
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.
Former military snipers at the famous FTW Ranch in Texas are wise enough to tell their students: “We don’t teach THE way, we teach A way.” That’s a realistic philosophy born of experience. The right technique for one shooter may not work perfectly for another. But I’m modifying … [Read more...] about Shooting Prone Properly
Rats! Ground squirrels still carry bubonic plague in the U.S. Various rodents destroy between 1 and 5 percent of cereal grains around the world each year, too. According to a National Park Service website, “rats have caused more economic loss and more human suffering … [Read more...] about Volquartsen 17 WSM Semi-Auto
by Ron Spomer Ron Spomer's blog on this site has been eclectic, somewhat entertaining and (I hope) educational -- but irregular. It's about to become regular. Regular as in "consistent" rather than "prunes." Regular in coverage of shooting, hunting, guns, ammo, optics, … [Read more...] about Spomer Reboots Blog!
by Ron Spomer Hunters have been shooting game with projectiles for thousands of years, yet we continue trying to improve those projectiles for one simple, honorable reason: to effect the surest, quickest kills possible. Out of respect for ourselves and the … [Read more...] about Norma Ammo’s Bonded Oryx Bullet Performs
Men have long asked the question "What do women want?" I'm not about to step into that mine field, but I can direct you to some of the answers to this question: "Why do women hunt?" In AIM: The Passion Of Pursuit several women demonstrate their shooting prowess and answer this … [Read more...] about Women AIM To Succeed At Hunting
Could This Be the All-Round Rifle for Big Game? by Ron Spomer Hunters want to be precise. One shot, one kill. We are the only of Nature's predators that shows concern for our prey. Our goal is to terminate it as quickly and cleanly as possible. … [Read more...] about Timberline 7mm All-Round Rifle
Is the 243 Winchester the “best” deer cartridge for young and recoil sensitive deer hunters? Perhaps. Shooters who have enjoyed more than 50 years on planet Earth might be surprised to hear younger folks questioning the merits of the “old 243 Winchester.” Old? Why, you young … [Read more...] about The Mild But Wild 243 Winchester