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?
Don’t tell your friends what I’m about to tell you because they’ll just be jealous, but… you probably own the world’s deadliest deer rifle. What I mean by this is that your current deer rifle, if it is legal in the jurisdictions where you hunt, is potentially perfect for … [Read more...] about World’s Deadliest Deer Rifle
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
In our last post we selected the 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge as the best, all-round compromise for handling everything from brown bears to blacktails in our perfect Alaska rifle. Now let’s select the actual rifle for igniting those cartridges. The Ideal Action for the … [Read more...] about Here’s Your Perfect Alaska Rifle, Part 2
Gauging the age of a wild buck deer isn’t as easy as counting antler tines. As detailed in this article on this website, you can't depend solely on antler size when visually aging bucks. A 4x4 rack does not indicate a 4-year-old buck. Neither does a wide, tall rack. Bucks … [Read more...] about Aging Bucks by Body Traits
The old 30-06 Springfield seems to have become the Rodney Dangerfield of centerfire rifle cartridges. If you are one of the many who "don't give it no respect," you might want to study its potential and reconsider. Recently a young hunter in camp shot a mule deer at … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why 30-06 Springfield Is Best
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