To be Ackley Improved or not to be Ackley Improved? With sincere apologies to the ghost of Shakespeare, that is today’s question. Or at least one of them. Which Cartridge Benefits Most from Ackley Improved Treatment? Reader K. Akins recently wrote to ask which cartridge I … [Read more...] about Best Ackley Improved Cartridge?
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?
Learn about the following: .204 Ruger & .270 Winchester & The Federal .338
"Accidental New Zealand 6.5 Creedmoor Tests" could be the title of this article. I hadn’t planned on hunting the world’s largest antlered red stags, tough mountain tahr, and “moose-antlered” fallow deer with the little 6.5mm everyone loves — or loves to hate. But it happened, so … [Read more...] about New Zealand 6.5 Creedmoor Tests
Wide, heavy bullets. Are they better at anchoring game than lighter, faster bullets? We want to know and you can help us find out. Give us your opinion based on your hunting experiences. Hunters have been debating the terminal efficacy of large caliber, wide, heavy … [Read more...] about Wide Heavy Bullets Best? Vote Here
How do you choose the ideal hunting bullet? A reader recently asked the following: Good day, I enjoy you articles Ron but I do have a question I just got a Hawkeye 7MM Mag Ruger I want to use the right bullet for this rifle, sure would like some advice on this not haveing shot … [Read more...] about Ideal Hunting Bullet: How to Choose
“Go ahead punk. Make my day.” So did Dirty Harry accelerate our magnum cartridge misconceptions. You can’t blame Clint Eastwood's character for all magnum cartridge misconceptions. They've been around for at least 100 years. And will probably remain for another hundred. But that … [Read more...] about Magnum Cartridge Magnum Bullet? Go Ahead Punk
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!
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!