Rats! Ground squirrels still carry bubonic plague in the U.S. Various rodents destroy between 1 and 5 percent of cereal grains around the world each year, too. According to a National Park Service website, “rats have caused more economic loss and more human suffering … [Read more...] about Volquartsen 17 WSM Semi-Auto
by Ron Spomer Ron Spomer's blog on this site has been eclectic, somewhat entertaining and (I hope) educational -- but irregular. It's about to become regular. Regular as in "consistent" rather than "prunes." Regular in coverage of shooting, hunting, guns, ammo, optics, … [Read more...] about Spomer Reboots Blog!
by Ron Spomer Hunters have been shooting game with projectiles for thousands of years, yet we continue trying to improve those projectiles for one simple, honorable reason: to effect the surest, quickest kills possible. Out of respect for ourselves and the … [Read more...] about Norma Ammo’s Bonded Oryx Bullet Performs
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
Is the 243 Winchester the “best” deer cartridge for young and recoil sensitive deer hunters? Perhaps. Shooters who have enjoyed more than 50 years on planet Earth might be surprised to hear younger folks questioning the merits of the “old 243 Winchester.” Old? Why, you young … [Read more...] about The Mild But Wild 243 Winchester
When you're talking hunting cartridges, it's a family affair. Nepotism at its best. Practically Old Testament. Begat begat and begat again... Variations on a theme is what they are. While hunters persist in imagining different cartridges possess magical … [Read more...] about Shooting’s Family Affair. Hunting Cartridges
The red-tipped cartridges peeking from this tray are the leading edge of Winchester's new, just-released, ground-breaking rimfire, the 17 Win Super Magnum. At 3,000 fps, this is the fastest rimfire ever produced. For perspective, contrast the 17 Win Super Mag … [Read more...] about The 17 Winchester Super Magnum