“Dude, that’s a barrel burner!” Who hasn’t been warned about rifle cartridges that are barrel burners? The 264 Winchester Magnum. The 220 Swift. The 7mm RUM. Barrel burners! Beware! But why? What makes a barrel burner? And how can you minimize burning out your rifle … [Read more...] about How To Identify a Barrel Burner Rifle
Before you come to blows with your buddies over who has the “Best” rifle, you need to understand two acronyms: bee-cee and em-vee, more commonly seen as BC and MV. These stand for Ballistic Coefficient and Muzzle Velocity. They and they alone determine which … [Read more...] about Shoot Better! Ballistic Coefficient and MV
Mossberg 375 Ruger is affordable, accurate. So what is a Mossberg 375 Ruger and how do it’s ballistics compare with that famous 375 H&H Magnum? Pretty darn well. American’s have always had access to budget priced hunting rifles, but rarely big bore, dangerous game, … [Read more...] about Affordable Mossberg 375 Ruger!
A reader recently asked this question: 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. Thanks Well, if I’m going to … [Read more...] about Ten Steps to Perfect Hunting Bullet
What exactly are controlled expansion bullets? Darned useful missiles for taking big, big game -- and smaller game when applied properly. Traditional cup-core big game bullets (detailed in this previous blog) work well at “standard” impact velocities. Cup-and-core bullets are … [Read more...] about Controlled Expansion Bullets Explained
The most important tool in the rifle hunter’s kit is the one most of us pay the least attention to — the bullet -- and cup-core bullets are the most common, yet misunderstood. Your $500 scope and $1,200 rifle are spear carriers in this drama, just a launchpad for the bullet. … [Read more...] about How Bullets Work: Cup-Core Bullets Explained
Norma USA 22 rimfire ammunition might not eliminate our seemingly chronic 22 Long Rifle shortage, but it could solve some accuracy problems. Norma, the famous Swedish premium ammunition manufacturer, has introduced 22 rimfire cartridges to the U.S. market. If you like parking … [Read more...] about Norma USA 22 Rimfire Ammunition Accuracy
Ruger's New American Rifle Bargain I was wrong. When I saw the new Ruger American rifle I thought it was a cheap step down for this venerable American rifle maker. But now I've shot the thing – and I'm impressed. Really impressed. In .30-06 … [Read more...] about Ruger’s New American Rifle a Winner