The 6.5mm (264-caliber) revolution is well underway, so let’s meet the baby of the bunch, the 6.5 Grendel. Last summer I had a chance to work with a prototype Howa 6.5 Grendel Mini Action rifle designed specifically to optimize this diminutive 6.5mm cartridge in a bolt-action. I … [Read more...] about 6.5 Grendel Deer Hunting Surprise
The dreaded whitetail lockdown. If you hunt whitetails you’ve probably heard whitetail lockdown used to describe the sudden disappearance of whitetails during the rut. Your daily sightings drop precipitously because the bucks are supposedly “locked down” with does. Really? … [Read more...] about Whitetail Lockdown Explained
The 300 Remington Ultra Magnum (RUM) is a monster. But it's attracting a lot of attention and gaining a lot of fans. Why? Because this is America where bigger is better! And in cartridges throwing .308-inch bullets, you don't get much bigger than the 300 Remington Ultra … [Read more...] about Five Reasons For 300 Remington Ultra Magnum
What exactly are controlled expansion bullets? Darned useful missiles for taking big, big game -- and smaller game when applied properly. Traditional cup-core big game bullets (detailed in this previous blog) work well at “standard” impact velocities. Cup-and-core bullets are … [Read more...] about Controlled Expansion Bullets Explained
What’s faster than a speeding bullet, able to zip over windy prairies in a single bound and more powerful than a pachyderm? Swift cartridges! Okay, I stretched the truth a bit about that “faster than a speeding bullet” part. The new Swift Cartridge Company produces … [Read more...] about Swift Cartridge High Grade Ammunition
A war’s been raging since 1963. That’s the year Winchester brought to market its now famous 300 Winchester Magnum. That introduction was, I’m guessing, retaliation against Remington’s 1962 release of its equally famous 7mm Remington Magnum. Each cartridge … [Read more...] about 7mm Rem. Mag. vs. 300 Win. Mag.
by Ron Spomer You've probably heard Marlin is dead. (The firearms manufacturer, not that kid you knew in high school.) File that misinformation with Elvis living in Argentina and Sasquatch stealing hogs in Arkansas. "Dead" Marlin just published a 2016 catalog … [Read more...] about Marlin Death Exaggerated