As sometimes happens in the world of rifle cartridges, the 280 AI (Ackley Improved) is becoming more popular than its parent, the excellent 280 Remington. Here’s why: 280 AI shoots 50 fps to 100 fps faster than the 280 Remington with the same bullets in the same … [Read more...] about 280 AI My My My!
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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The unpopular 280 Remington (ever seen or shot one?) can out-perform the highly respected 270 Winchester, the historic 7x57mm Mauser, the modern-Mauser-replacement 7mm-08 Remington, the 30-06 Springfield, the sparkling 25-06 Remington, and even that trendy of trendiness (dare I … [Read more...] about 280 Remington Amazing History Performance
A reader recently asked if I think “it is possible to improve the 30-06, you know bring it into the modern day.” Great question, and it’s already been answered. Multiple times. In many ways. Alterations to 30-06 case make it faster, more powerful Alterations to bullet … [Read more...] about Antiquated 30-06 Springfield Improved!
My old buddy Richard Mann recently wrote an article profiling “10 Great Coyote Cartridges.” He should have just cut to the chase and picked the best coyote cartridge of all time — the 22-250 Ackley Improved. 22-250 Ackley Improved has an ideal balance between recoil, MV, … [Read more...] about Best Coyote Cartridge Revealed
Does the Optimum Game Weight formula favor the 308 Winchester over the 7mm-08 Remington? Does the Optimum Game Weight formula actually work for determining a suitable hunting cartridge? A reader, Bruce, recently asked what I thought about this. Bruce was, wisely, comparing … [Read more...] about Optimum Game Weight Formula 308 Winchester
If you want to start a fire storm, announce that the venerable 375 H&H Magnum is overrated. Okay, I will. The overrated 375 H&H Magnum is just that: overrated. Maybe. Here are possible reasons why: Too many game animals have escaped after solid hits. … [Read more...] about 375 H&H Magnum Overrated?
A 243 Winchester versus 7mm-08 Remington match-up will cause some readers to raise the "apples to oranges" red flag, but that doesn't mean this comparison is out-of-bounds. The 243 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington are often recommended as low recoil “starter” big game rifles for … [Read more...] about 243 Winchester Versus 7mm-08 Remington
In case you haven’t heard, the 112-year-old 30-06 sucks. This is according to, oh, I don’t know, about 99% of shooters/hunters with less than 30 years of living under their belts. So, in pursuit of ballistic advancement -- and relegating antiquated cartridges to the dust bin of … [Read more...] about 30-06 Sucks! Shoot 308 Winchester