The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the Sandhills. Flashing tails, leaping legs, long necks and there! Antlers! Wide, tall, … [Read more...] about 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 Win.
We're shooting ourselves in the foot. Political anti-gun hysteria in this country is inspired, in at least some measure, by… shooters. Not just criminals who threaten, rob, steal and kill with firearms, but also productive, non-violent, recreational shooters who … [Read more...] about Shooters to be Banned From Public Lands
During 150 years of firearms and ammunition innovation, Winchester has created veritable icons, products that define their categories. Like the Model 94 lever-action, the 243 Winchester Cartridge, the Model 12 pump-action shotgun and the Model 70 bolt-action rifle. But of all … [Read more...] about 300 Winchester Magnum — World Beater
Former military snipers at the famous FTW Ranch in Texas are wise enough to tell their students: “We don’t teach THE way, we teach A way.” That’s a realistic philosophy born of experience. The right technique for one shooter may not work perfectly for another. But I’m modifying … [Read more...] about Shooting Prone Properly
Rimfire shooters have been asking for better performance since at least 1960, a year after the 22 Winchester Magnum hit the streets. Hornady provided it in 2002 when they introduced a necked down 22 Win. Mag. case called the 17 HMR. It was an immediate hit. Fast forward a … [Read more...] about Ruger’s M77/17 in 17 WSM A Winner
Is the 243 Winchester the “best” deer cartridge for young and recoil sensitive deer hunters? Perhaps. Shooters who have enjoyed more than 50 years on planet Earth might be surprised to hear younger folks questioning the merits of the “old 243 Winchester.” Old? Why, you young … [Read more...] about The Mild But Wild 243 Winchester
A reader writes: I have been looking at some of your YouTube videos and I am in the market for a Leupold riflescope. My shots are about about 400 yards max and as close as 20 yards. What size objective lens would you recommend for that application? I hunt as close to dark … [Read more...] about We Get Letters — Scope Advice, Please
Ruger's New American Rifle Bargain I was wrong. When I saw the new Ruger American rifle I thought it was a cheap step down for this venerable American rifle maker. But now I've shot the thing – and I'm impressed. Really impressed. In .30-06 … [Read more...] about Ruger’s New American Rifle a Winner