My wife’s new Swift bullets Kimber Adirondack combo is swift and deadly for all the reasons hunters care about — field proficiency. Chambered for the short-action 7mm-08 Remington and spitting 150-grain Swift Sciroccos, this rig is light, short, fast and deadly. Darn near … [Read more...] about Swift Bullets Kimber Adirondack — Ideal Hunting Rig
The Rifles, Inc. Strata stainless bolt-action rifle chambered for the 280 Ackley cartridge may not be the world’s perfect ultra-lightweight rifle, but it’s close enough. The perfect rifle would weigh, oh, say six ounces. It would steady in your hands like a gyroscope and launch … [Read more...] about Sub-MOA Rifles, Inc. Strata Just 5-Pounds
Can you shoot bullets too fast to expand when they strike game? Some folks seem to think so. Bullets Too Fast for Bears I was in bear camp where our Canadian guide, a capital fellow, was doing his best to make sure his clients were properly prepared for their hunts. He … [Read more...] about Bullets Too Fast to Expand?
You might be thinking you need to buy a short-action rifle so you can shoot one of the vastly superior short-action cartridges, especially the 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Think again. There’s nothing wrong with short-action rifles and cartridges, but … [Read more...] about Short-Action Rifle Versus Long-Action
Psst! Hey buddy! Wanna buy a 300 magnum, cheap? Just shoot some Hornady Superformance ammunition in your 30-06 Springfield. A typical 30-06 rifle should throw a 165-grain (just about the optimum weight for this round) about 2,850 fps from a 24-inch barrel. The Hornady … [Read more...] about Hornady Superformance Ammo Tested
A 28-caliber might not be the wrong caliber, but a .28-caliber is way too small and the 7mm caliber isn’t really a caliber at all. Sort of. Caliber is a widely misunderstood term. I’m not convinced I fully understand it myself. I do know a 308 Winchester is not a caliber, but a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Shooting Wrong Caliber
The safest hunting cartridges for congested areas aren't necessarily the old, heavy, slow ones. Fast and light might be right. A reader recently wrote and asked: Hello Mr. Spooner, Would like your expert advice if your have time. On my family farm two sides of farm now border … [Read more...] about Safest Hunting Cartridges for Crowded Areas
In a previous post we outlined suitable cartridges and bullets for hunting African plains game. In this post we’ll figure out the best Africa safari rifle. Versatile enough to handle 2,000-pound eland down to 10-pound dik dik antelope. Light enough to carry yet heavy … [Read more...] about Identify Your Best Africa Safari Rifle