Too few guns. Could that be possible? I don’t know. I’m just thinking out loud here (Can you hear me now?) I’m wondering if our firearms manufacturers are giving us enough choices. Do we Americans suffer from too few options in firearms? Not Too Few Guns, But Too Many … [Read more...] about Too Few Guns?
America has long been a country of rifleman. It began with the flintlock rifle and self-sufficient mountain men like Daniel Boone. Rebels with Pennsylvania deer and squirrel rifles helped defeat the mighty British regiments with their inaccurate, close-range smooth bore muskets. Rifles are more than mere tools for bringing home the bacon. They can become passionate pursuits in and of themselves, luring otherwise sane men and women into a never-ending search for precision perfection. Let's discuss rifles here, their history and their pedigree, their performance and their promise. What makes them work and what makes them fail. What’s new and what’s old.
Dear Ron: Can I hunt elk with a 6.5 Creedmoor? I can't handle the heavy recoil of my 300 Win. Mag. I get letters like that because guns kick. And that surprises us, alarms us, sometimes frightens us, occasionally hurts us, and often makes us lousy shots. It doesn't have to be … [Read more...] about How to Moderate Heavy Recoil Rifles
We are back in Namibia with Werner von Seydlitz of Immenhof Hunting Safaris and discovering our Savage AccuFit rifles can handle it for three reasons: M110 bolt-action Savage rifles with AccuFit stocks are tough, MOA accurate, and inexpensive Savage AccuFit rifles … [Read more...] about Savage AccuFit Rifles Working Africa
My new Savage Africa rifles are ready to go. For most of us, an African safari seems a dream, one we are unlikely to take. Too exotic. Too far away. Too dangerous. Too expensive. Or maybe not. The truth is you can fly round trip to southern Africa for around $1,500 to … [Read more...] about Savage Africa Rifles Ready
Set up the right small-caliber, twin practice rifle to match your big game rifle and you can perfectly match its trajectory. With your twin practice rifle you can train at half the cost and half the recoil. The keys are to match muzzle velocities (MV) and ballistic … [Read more...] about Twin Practice Rifle Saves Money
“What would such a small gal want with such a big gun?” “That thing is gonna knock you over.” “Can you even hold onto that rifle?” “That gun is going to rock you!” These are the reactions I hear with each increasing rifle caliber I choose. Not one of these doubtful … [Read more...] about Wrong Bear and Bullet Inspire New Rifle
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
“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