An acquaintance was complaining recently that this overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor really gets his goat. I have to agree. The overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor really got my goat, too. In Spain. At 350 yards. At the risk of sounding like some kind of overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor nut job myself, I … [Read more...] about Overhyped 6.5 Creedmoor Really Gets My Goat
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
Most hunters are a mite confused about the advantages and disadvantages of a short rifle barrel. You might say they are long on fear and short on information. Maybe we can fix that. We detailed short rifle barrel ballistic performance loss in an earlier article on RSO. You can … [Read more...] about Short Rifle Barrel Performance Advantages
A Mossberg Patriot vs. a Brown Bear? The Mossberg Patriot bolt-action in this story sells for MSRP of just $384. Would you risk hunting dangerous game with such an inexpensive rifle? Tom did. Hunters have been wrestling with this question for decades, often taking … [Read more...] about Mossberg Patriot vs. Brown Bear
Mossberg 375 Ruger is affordable, accurate. So what is a Mossberg 375 Ruger and how do it’s ballistics compare with that famous 375 H&H Magnum? Pretty darn well. American’s have always had access to budget priced hunting rifles, but rarely big bore, dangerous game, … [Read more...] about Affordable Mossberg 375 Ruger!
If you still believe Gore-Tex can’t keep you dry, stop reading because this all about Simms Gore-Tex Pro Shell waterproof garments, the best rainwear I’ve worn in 50 years of hunting. It beat southeast Alaska! I’ve journeyed to the Alaska wilderness 19 times. Each time I … [Read more...] about Simms Gore-Tex Beats Alaska
This is Part 3 of our elk rifle performance review. The first two installments detail hunts from 1985 through 2009. The intent is to compare effectiveness of various cartridges, bullets and rifles. I'll wrap up this series with a few opinions I've "earned" … [Read more...] about Bull Elk, Bullets and Rifles, Part 3
On the odd chance you don't already know animal rights activists are hopelessly delusional, their latest proposals for Staten Island's urban deer population should convince you. They want to capture this New York City island's whitetail bucks, snip them at a cost of … [Read more...] about Activists Plot Whitetail Vasectomies