High velocity cartridges pushing small caliber bullets can be barrel burners. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot them and extend barrel life while reaping long-range performance advantages. Don’t fire long strings through hot barrels. If a barrel is too hot to hold … [Read more...] about Top 10 Tricks Extend Barrel Life
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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“Dude, that’s a barrel burner!” Who hasn’t been warned about rifle cartridges that are barrel burners? The 264 Winchester Magnum. The 220 Swift. The 7mm RUM. Barrel burners! Beware! But why? What makes a barrel burner? And how can you minimize burning out your rifle … [Read more...] about How To Identify a Barrel Burner Rifle
Whether you hunt deer, pronghorn, feral hogs, coyotes, or even elk and moose, you might want to shoot 6.5 Creedmoor. This is the rifle cartridge version of the New England Patriots — the consistent winner that people love to hate. Creedmoor here, Creedmoor there, Creedmoor this, … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons to Shoot 6.5 Creedmoor
Why are 300 Winchester Magnums with 150-grain bullets the same length as 300 Winchester Magnums with 220-grain bullets? And why aren't all bullets accurate in all rifles? The bullet is just one part of the cartridge. Like an iceberg, most of it is hidden underwater … [Read more...] about Why All 300 Winchester Magnums Same Length?
Shooters have long wondered why seemingly superb rifle cartridges die or wither away. Remember the 244 Remington? The 284 Winchester? The 7mm WSM or 243 WSSM? How about the 5mm Remington rimfire or the 6.5 Rem. Mag? Bet you've never even heard of the 256 Winchester … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Rifle Cartridges Die
A reader wonder's if Norma Kalahari bullets are effective for hunting deer and pronghorn. Q: Hello and good day to you, Mr. Spomer. You may be too busy to answer such a minor question but if you could I would surely appreciate your time - Would you recommend the Norma - USA … [Read more...] about Norma Kalahari Bullets Performance
Where do you test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester ammunition on deer in February? Hawaii, of course. Few red-blooded American hunters think of our 50th state - tropical wonderland that it is — as a deer hunting destination. The island of Lanai, however, is an axis deer … [Read more...] about Deer Test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester
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