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
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
The 264 Winchester Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge that was ahead of its time when created in 1958. It slipped into a coma in the mid-1960s and has been at death’s door ever since. But it could revive, perhaps even thrive because it produces better ballistics than all but one or two … [Read more...] about Can 264 Winchester Magnum Rise From Dead?
The 6.5mm (264-caliber) revolution is well underway, so let’s meet the baby of the bunch, the 6.5 Grendel. Last summer I had a chance to work with a prototype Howa 6.5 Grendel Mini Action rifle designed specifically to optimize this diminutive 6.5mm cartridge in a bolt-action. I … [Read more...] about 6.5 Grendel Deer Hunting Surprise
How Much Performance Do You Lose to a Short Barrel on Your Hunting Rifle? Short barrels bother some hunters. They shouldn’t. It’s true that short barrels usually cost you some velocity. A cartridge/bullet fired through a 24-inch tube will generate more speed than the same … [Read more...] about Short Barrel Performance Loss