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
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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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!
A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
When it comes to hunting rifle performance, a bigger bullet aren't always better. “Bigger is better” is a common misconception and an understandable one. You look at a big bullet such as a 500-grain flat-nose atop a 470 Nitro Express and you can’t help but be impressed. How can … [Read more...] about Bigger Bullet Better?
Yes, the 7mm-08 defeats 308. Still. Again. Always. Nothing personal against the 308 Winchester. It's just that the 7mm-08 Remington a more ballistically efficient cartridge. Perhaps I should apologize for pointing this out so often (like in this blog.) It ticks people off, as … [Read more...] about 7mm-08 Defeats 308 Again
The popular new kid in the rifle world is the 6mm Creedmoor. It’s winning all kinds of target competitions. It’s also dropping pronghorns, whitetails, mule deer, coyotes, and even elk — and I’m not buying one. Before I tell you why, let’s examine this magical new cartridge in … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Buying 6mm Creedmoor