The popular new kid in the rifle world is the 6mm Creedmoor. It’s winning all kinds of target competitions. It’s also dropping pronghorns, whitetails, mule deer, coyotes, and even elk — and I’m not buying one. Before I tell you why, let’s examine this magical new cartridge in … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Buying 6mm Creedmoor
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
The most important tool in the rifle hunter’s kit is the one most of us pay the least attention to — the bullet -- and cup-core bullets are the most common, yet misunderstood. Your $500 scope and $1,200 rifle are spear carriers in this drama, just a launchpad for the bullet. … [Read more...] about How Bullets Work: Cup-Core Bullets Explained
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.