The Federal 224 Valkyrie! Traditionalists will howl: “Another unnecessary creation! It doesn’t do anything a half-dozen rifle cartridges don’t already do.” They’ll be wrong. What the Valkyrie does is keep a .224 bullet stabilized and supersonic to 1,000 yards or slightly beyond. … [Read more...] about Ride the Federal 224 Valkyrie
Rifle cartridges have a history all their own, and serious shooters want to know it. Where did the .308 Winchester come from? Can the .300 Weatherby Magnum fire a .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge? Is the .280 Remington Express the same as the .280 Remington or the 7mm-08 Remington? Is the 6mm Remington the same as the .243 Winchester?
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A quandary for many “wanna be” Alaska sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle? I’m probably not the best to ask about this because, … [Read more...] about Make Your Mountain Rifle a Bear Stopping Rifle
The 264 Winchester Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge that was ahead of its time when created in 1958. It slipped into a coma in the mid-1960s and has been at death’s door ever since. But it could revive, perhaps even thrive because it produces better ballistics than all but one or two … [Read more...] about Can 264 Winchester Magnum Rise From Dead?
An acquaintance was complaining recently that this overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor really gets his goat. I have to agree. The overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor really got my goat, too. In Spain. At 350 yards. At the risk of sounding like some kind of overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor nut job myself, I … [Read more...] about Overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor Really Gets My Goat
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
Psst! Hey buddy! Wanna buy a 300 magnum, cheap? Just shoot some Hornady Superformance ammunition in your 30-06 Springfield. A typical 30-06 rifle should throw a 165-grain (just about the optimum weight for this round) about 2,850 fps from a 24-inch barrel. The Hornady … [Read more...] about Hornady Superformance Ammo Tested
A 28-caliber might not be the wrong caliber, but a .28-caliber is way too small and the 7mm caliber isn’t really a caliber at all. Sort of. Caliber is a widely misunderstood term. I’m not convinced I fully understand it myself. I do know a 308 Winchester is not a caliber, but a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Shooting Wrong Caliber
A reader recently requested a ballistic comparison between same weight bullets in a 300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. Mag. launched at maximum velocities for each. (See previous 300 WM vs. 7mm RM comparisons on this site here and here. These demonstrate there's more than one way to run … [Read more...] about 300 Win Mag Races 7mm Rem Again!