To be Ackley Improved or not to be Ackley Improved? With sincere apologies to the ghost of Shakespeare, that is today’s question. Or at least one of them. Which Cartridge Benefits Most from Ackley Improved Treatment? Reader K. Akins recently wrote to ask which cartridge I … [Read more...] about Best Ackley Improved Cartridge?
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As sometimes happens in the world of rifle cartridges, the 280 AI (Ackley Improved) is becoming more popular than its parent, the excellent 280 Remington. Here’s why: 280 AI shoots 50 fps to 100 fps faster than the 280 Remington with the same bullets in the same … [Read more...] about 280 AI My My My!
The unpopular 280 Remington (ever seen or shot one?) can out-perform the highly respected 270 Winchester, the historic 7x57mm Mauser, the modern-Mauser-replacement 7mm-08 Remington, the 30-06 Springfield, the sparkling 25-06 Remington, and even that trendy of trendiness (dare I … [Read more...] about 280 Remington Amazing History Performance
Does the Optimum Game Weight formula favor the 308 Winchester over the 7mm-08 Remington? Does the Optimum Game Weight formula actually work for determining a suitable hunting cartridge? A reader, Bruce, recently asked what I thought about this. Bruce was, wisely, comparing … [Read more...] about Optimum Game Weight Formula 308 Winchester
If you want to start a fire storm, announce that the venerable 375 H&H Magnum is overrated. Okay, I will. The overrated 375 H&H Magnum is just that: overrated. Maybe. Here are possible reasons why: Too many game animals have escaped after solid hits. … [Read more...] about 375 H&H Magnum Overrated?
In case you haven’t heard, the 112-year-old 30-06 sucks. This is according to, oh, I don’t know, about 99% of shooters/hunters with less than 30 years of living under their belts. So, in pursuit of ballistic advancement -- and relegating antiquated cartridges to the dust bin of … [Read more...] about 30-06 Sucks! Shoot 308 Winchester
We hunters often like to point out that magnum velocity and terminal projectile energy don’t matter much because the game we take can’t detect the difference. And that’s a fact. A moose shot through the heart is joining you for dinner whether hit with a 700-grain 50-caliber … [Read more...] about Magnum Velocity Bags Shooters, Not Game
Magnum rifle cartridges extend reach, minimize wind deflection, and produce lots of kinetic energy. But magnums suck for training. And if you don’t train adequately, magnums suck for hunting, too. Heavy recoil leads to flinching Barrels overheat too … [Read more...] about Magnums Suck For Practice and Training