Air temperature changes bullet trajectory by increasing or decreasing atmospheric density. This seems counter intuitive to some folks, but cold air makes a given load strike lower. Hot air makes the same load strike higher. Shooters can count on this: Expect to shoot … [Read more...] about How Air Temperature Changes Bullet Trajectory
High velocity cartridges pushing small caliber bullets can be barrel burners. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot them and extend barrel life while reaping long-range performance advantages. Don’t fire long strings through hot barrels. If a barrel is too hot to hold … [Read more...] about Top 10 Tricks Extend Barrel Life
“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
The heavy bullet drift myth continues to fool many hunters. Heavier bullets do NOT always reduce wind deflection. In some cases they make it worse. Higher B.C. is the real solution. Weight is just one part of B.C. Form factor (shape) is the other critical part of high … [Read more...] about Heavy Bullet Drift Myth Busted
Whether you hunt deer, pronghorn, feral hogs, coyotes, or even elk and moose, you might want to shoot 6.5 Creedmoor. This is the rifle cartridge version of the New England Patriots — the consistent winner that people love to hate. Creedmoor here, Creedmoor there, Creedmoor this, … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons to Shoot 6.5 Creedmoor
Why are 300 Winchester Magnums with 150-grain bullets the same length as 300 Winchester Magnums with 220-grain bullets? And why aren't all bullets accurate in all rifles? The bullet is just one part of the cartridge. Like an iceberg, most of it is hidden underwater … [Read more...] about Why All 300 Winchester Magnums Same Length?
Shooters have long wondered why seemingly superb rifle cartridges die or wither away. Remember the 244 Remington? The 284 Winchester? The 7mm WSM or 243 WSSM? How about the 5mm Remington rimfire or the 6.5 Rem. Mag? Bet you've never even heard of the 256 Winchester … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Rifle Cartridges Die
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