After reading my blog about the Best Whitetail-Pronghorn Cartridge, a reader asked this about cartridge/bullet performance: When discussing BC, is there something special about the 6.5mm other than there are already bullets made in the 140gr+ range? If there was a 130gr .257 … [Read more...] about Four Keys to Ballistic Performance Exposed
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
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
Any fair-minded shooter interested in clever cartridge design and efficient performance must respect the rarely seen 284 Winchester. This “short-fat” case pushing high B.C. bullets was decades ahead of its time. In practical terms, the 284 Winchester is no … [Read more...] about Mysterious, Magical, Disappearing 284 Winchester
The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the Sandhills. Flashing tails, leaping legs, long necks and there! Antlers! Wide, tall, … [Read more...] about 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 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.