“Dude, that’s a barrel burner!” Who hasn’t been warned about rifle cartridges that are barrel burners? The 264 Winchester Magnum. The 220 Swift. The 7mm RUM. Barrel burners! Beware! But why? What makes a barrel burner? And how can you minimize burning out your rifle … [Read more...] about How To Identify a Barrel Burner Rifle
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
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
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
A reader recently requested a ballistic comparison between same weight bullets in a 300 Win. Mag. and 7mm Rem. Mag. launched at maximum velocities for each. (See previous 300 WM vs. 7mm RM comparisons on this site here and here. These demonstrate there's more than one way to run … [Read more...] about 300 Win Mag Races 7mm Rem Again!
The rifle was Sauer, my wife was sweet and the Leica optics were sharp, but none was waterproof during a windy, rainy Highlands red stag hunt. That didn’t seem to matter. Sauer (pronounced “sour” by most Americans, “tzauer” by Germans) is a German gun maker that has been at it … [Read more...] about Sauer, Leica & Betsy Get Stag
A reader recently asked this question: Good day,I enjoy you articles Ron but I do have a question I just got a Hawkeye 7MM Mag Ruger I want to use the right bullet for this rifle, sure would like some advice on this not haveing shot it yet. Thanks Well, if I’m going to … [Read more...] about Ten Steps to Perfect Hunting Bullet
One of the best rifle targets for zeroing any rifle quickly and easily is white paper overlain with one-inch square grid lines. Many manufacturers and organizations sell or give away rifle “sighting-in” targets. It’s a smart form of advertising because it’s also useful. You … [Read more...] about Best Rifle Targets Have One-Inch Grids