A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
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
Here is part four and the final installment of our performance review of elk rifles, cartridges and bullets I’ve worked with over the years. Our intent is to determine if there are any clear differences in killing efficiency among the variety I’ve used. General … [Read more...] about Bull Elk, Bullets and Rifles, Part 4
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 my last blog I detailed four elk hunts to explain how various rifles and bullets performed. Let's continue the reminiscing research so readers can learn from my mistakes -- or at least judge the performance of my gear against their own … [Read more...] about Elk Rifles, Cartridges and Bullets: Part 2
The 6.5-284 Norma is the best balanced, all-round, do-everything, short-action centerfire rifle cartridge on the shelf. You can sell your 308 Winchester’s now. Your 7mm-08 Rem. and 7x57 Mauser, too. 6.5-284 Norma shoots flatter, deflects less in wind, and retains more … [Read more...] about 6.5-284 Norma Best All-Round Cartridge?
In a recent blog, manly man Richard Mann indulged in a weak embrace of the 308 Winchester as his choice for all-round, do-everything rifle cartridge. Like the groom at a shotgun wedding, he says “I do” more out of a sense of self preservation than conviction. Well, I can’t blame … [Read more...] about 7mm-08 Beats 308 Win!
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.