Whether you hunt deer, pronghorn, feral hogs, coyotes, or even elk and moose, you might want to shoot 6.5 Creedmoor. This is the rifle cartridge version of the New England Patriots — the consistent winner that people love to hate. Creedmoor here, Creedmoor there, Creedmoor this, … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons to Shoot 6.5 Creedmoor
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
The Federal 224 Valkyrie! Traditionalists will howl: “Another unnecessary creation! It doesn’t do anything a half-dozen rifle cartridges don’t already do.” They’ll be wrong. What the Valkyrie does is keep a .224 bullet stabilized and supersonic to 1,000 yards or slightly beyond. … [Read more...] about Ride the Federal 224 Valkyrie
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
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?
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.