Shooters have long wondered why seemingly superb rifle cartridges die or wither away. Remember the 244 Remington? The 284 Winchester? The 7mm WSM or 243 WSSM? How about the 5mm Remington rimfire or the 6.5 Rem. Mag? Bet you've never even heard of the 256 Winchester … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Rifle Cartridges Die
A reader wonder's if Norma Kalahari bullets are effective for hunting deer and pronghorn. Q: Hello and good day to you, Mr. Spomer. You may be too busy to answer such a minor question but if you could I would surely appreciate your time - Would you recommend the Norma - USA … [Read more...] about Norma Kalahari Bullets Performance
Where do you test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester ammunition on deer in February? Hawaii, of course. Few red-blooded American hunters think of our 50th state - tropical wonderland that it is — as a deer hunting destination. The island of Lanai, however, is an axis deer … [Read more...] about Deer Test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester
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
A quandary for many “wanna be” Alaska sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle? I’m probably not the best to ask about this because, … [Read more...] about Make Your Mountain Rifle a Bear Stopping Rifle
You might be deadly with your long range rifle at 1,000 yards, but can you spot, engage, and hit your game in a vital spot out to 300 yards, even 400 yards without a bipod, rangefinder, anemometer, turret dials, or ballistic reticle? Branded Rock Canyon shooter training can show … [Read more...] about Branded Rock Canyon Shooter Training
The 264 Winchester Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge that was ahead of its time when created in 1958. It slipped into a coma in the mid-1960s and has been at death’s door ever since. But it could revive, perhaps even thrive because it produces better ballistics than all but one or two … [Read more...] about Can 264 Winchester Magnum Rise From Dead?
Finding needles in haystacks (or mule deer under shady ledges) gets a lot easier with the Leupold BX-5 15x56 Santiam HD binocular in front of your face. Full disclosure here: I’ve never been fond of high magnification binoculars for general purpose hunting for three reasons: … [Read more...] about Leupold BX-5 15×56 Binocular Review