Where do you test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester ammunition on deer in February? Hawaii, of course. Few red-blooded American hunters think of our 50th state - tropical wonderland that it is — as a deer hunting destination. The island of Lanai, however, is an axis deer … [Read more...] about Deer Test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester
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
The Federal 224 Valkyrie! Traditionalists will howl: “Another unnecessary creation! It doesn’t do anything a half-dozen rifle cartridges don’t already do.” They’ll be wrong. What the Valkyrie does is keep a .224 bullet stabilized and supersonic to 1,000 yards or slightly beyond. … [Read more...] about Ride the Federal 224 Valkyrie
A quandary for many “wanna be” Alaska sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle? I’m probably not the best to ask about this because, … [Read more...] about Make Your Mountain Rifle a Bear Stopping Rifle
You might be deadly with your long range rifle at 1,000 yards, but can you spot, engage, and hit your game in a vital spot out to 300 yards, even 400 yards without a bipod, rangefinder, anemometer, turret dials, or ballistic reticle? Branded Rock Canyon shooter training can show … [Read more...] about Branded Rock Canyon Shooter Training
The 264 Winchester Magnum is a 6.5mm cartridge that was ahead of its time when created in 1958. It slipped into a coma in the mid-1960s and has been at death’s door ever since. But it could revive, perhaps even thrive because it produces better ballistics than all but one or two … [Read more...] about Can 264 Winchester Magnum Rise From Dead?
Finding needles in haystacks (or mule deer under shady ledges) gets a lot easier with the Leupold BX-5 15x56 Santiam HD binocular in front of your face. Full disclosure here: I’ve never been fond of high magnification binoculars for general purpose hunting for three reasons: … [Read more...] about Leupold BX-5 15×56 Binocular Review
Let's have a contest: 6.5 Creedmoor versus 270 Winchester. Which cartridge wins the race? In my ongoing campaign to shine the light of reality on the "6.5 Creedmoor revolution," I’ve decided to run this 6.5 Creedmoor versus 270 Winchester comparison. I’m not doing this because I … [Read more...] about 6.5 Creedmoor Versus 270 Winchester