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
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?
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
We hunters often like to point out that magnum velocity and terminal projectile energy don’t matter much because the game we take can’t detect the difference. And that’s a fact. A moose shot through the heart is joining you for dinner whether hit with a 700-grain 50-caliber … [Read more...] about Magnum Velocity Bags Shooters, Not Game
A subscriber to my You Tube Channel (Ron Spomer Outdoors,) requested a 270 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington comparison. We can shorten the gentleman's wait time with a quick ballistic comparison right here, including some handling, weight, and recoil differences between these two … [Read more...] about 270 Winchester and 7mm-08 Remington Race
The 257 Weatherby Magnum may be the most overlooked, under-appreciated, mild recoiling, flat-shooting, hard-hitting centerfire rifle cartridges you’ve never fired. Perhaps you should rectify that oversight. In a shooting/hunting world obsessed with flat-shooting, wind … [Read more...] about Speed Demon 257 Weatherby Magnum