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?
#7mm Rem. Mag.
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!
The old 30-06 Springfield seems to have become the Rodney Dangerfield of centerfire rifle cartridges. If you are one of the many who "don't give it no respect," you might want to study its potential and reconsider. Recently a young hunter in camp shot a mule deer at … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why 30-06 Springfield Is Best
How do you choose the perfect hunting bullet? A reader recently asked: 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 it yet. … [Read more...] about How to Choose Your Perfect Hunting Bullet
All my life I’ve heard tales of mighty magnums flinging deer and elk “ten feet backwards,” flipping them onto their backs, spinning them 180 degrees and otherwise flooring them like the Hammer of Thor. Impressive. Where can I experience this? Strangely, … [Read more...] about Why Knockdown Isn’t
This is Part 3 of our elk rifle performance review. The first two installments detail hunts from 1985 through 2009. The intent is to compare effectiveness of various cartridges, bullets and rifles. I'll wrap up this series with a few opinions I've "earned" … [Read more...] about Bull Elk, Bullets and Rifles, Part 3
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.
Could This Be the All-Round Rifle for Big Game? by Ron Spomer Hunters want to be precise. One shot, one kill. We are the only of Nature's predators that shows concern for our prey. Our goal is to terminate it as quickly and cleanly as possible. … [Read more...] about Timberline 7mm All-Round Rifle