Bullet drop can mean several things. None is good for your shooting, and one is a ballistic challenge you’ll have to overcome. More Than One Kind of Bullet Drop Let’s get the easy problems out of the way first. Dropping cartridges on the ground can break polymer tips, … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tricks to Handle Bullet Drop
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Can you shoot bullets too fast to expand when they strike game? Some folks seem to think so. Bullets Too Fast for Bears I was in bear camp where our Canadian guide, a capital fellow, was doing his best to make sure his clients were properly prepared for their hunts. He … [Read more...] about Bullets Too Fast to Expand?
A reader recently requested a ballistic comparison between same weight bullets in a 300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. Mag. launched at maximum velocities for each. (See previous 300 WM vs. 7mm RM comparisons on this site here and here. These demonstrate there's more than one way to run … [Read more...] about 300 Win Mag Races 7mm Rem Again!
In our last post we selected the 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge as the best, all-round compromise for handling everything from brown bears to blacktails in our perfect Alaska rifle. Now let’s select the actual rifle for igniting those cartridges. The Ideal Action for the … [Read more...] about Here’s Your Perfect Alaska Rifle, Part 2
Way back in the late 1400s an inventive gun maker added a new twist to firearms — rifling. And shooters have been confused about rifling twist rates ever since. Primitive blackpowder firearms spit balls from smooth bores and the words “accuracy” and “gun” weren’t used in the … [Read more...] about How To Choose the Right Rifling Twist
The 300 Remington Ultra Magnum (RUM) is a monster. But it's attracting a lot of attention and gaining a lot of fans. Why? Because this is America where bigger is better! And in cartridges throwing .308-inch bullets, you don't get much bigger than the 300 Remington Ultra … [Read more...] about Five Reasons For 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
In a previous blog we investigated the subtle differences between the 7mm Rem. Mag. and 300 Win. Mag. when firing optimum bullets in each. In this update, we’re going to investigate real-world performance differences among some readily available factory loaded … [Read more...] about Factory 7mm Rem. Mag. vs. 300 Win. Mag.
During 150 years of firearms and ammunition innovation, Winchester has created veritable icons, products that define their categories. Like the Model 94 lever-action, the 243 Winchester Cartridge, the Model 12 pump-action shotgun and the Model 70 bolt-action rifle. But of all … [Read more...] about 300 Winchester Magnum — World Beater