Posts Tagged: hunting calibers

Ron Spomer

The .223 Remington versus the 5.56x45mmNATO…is There a Difference?


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Many shooters are confused about the common .223 Remington cartridge and the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge, which are the same thing, aren’t they? Well, sort of… The 5.56x45mm cartridge is the military version of the .223 Remington or, more precisely, the .223 Rem. is the civilian version of the 5.56x45mm. Here’s how it all came down… […]

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Is The .243 A Good Deer Rifle?


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Hunters often question the suitability of the .243 Winchester as a deer rifle. Not me. Over the years I’ve taken at least two dozen whitetails plus a few mule deer and pronghorns with the .243 Win., and it hasn’t let me down yet. With today’s high-velocity ammunition, accurate rifles and superior bullets, the .243 is […]

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Just Pick One – Just One


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Which caliber is best for whitetails? Which cartridge will knock them ten ways to Sunday, drop them in their tracks every time and guarantee a kill every time? None. There is no perfect cartridge, no perfect deer rifle or bullet. But there are plenty of great ones. From .243 Winchester to .30-30 Winchester to .270 […]

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Caliber is Diameter of the Bullet


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Shooters and hunters get a little lazy about terminology, causing caliber and cartridge confusion. In this video Ron Spomer cuts to the chase and sets the record straight on four of the most popular 30 caliber hunting rounds in America.

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How To Shop For Caliber, Cartridge and Bullet


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Whether you’re shopping for a deer, bear or elk rifle, you need to know what to look for, right? You wouldn’t shop for a truck without knowing about engine size, torque, rpms, mpg, 4WD, hauling capacity and other terms, so why do it with a rifle? Saying you want “a deer rifle” is like saying […]

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