Posts Tagged: hunting calibers

Ron Spomer

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


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…bullet moving faster than the speed of sound (supersonic) at 500 yards. The 5.56×45 did. It fired a 55-grain spitzer boattail bullet 3,250 fps and was officially adopted by the Brass as the 5.56 Ball cartridge M193 in 1964. That same year the same cartridge was released to the civilian market as the .223 Remington. […]

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Ron Spomer

Is The .243 A Good Deer Rifle?


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Next he shot it standing, then sitting with portable bipod support, and finally lying prone with a backpack supporting the forend. On opening morning he shot his first deer ever with one 95-grain Winchester Ballistic Silvertip to the heart from 318 yards. That might seem a ridiculously long way for a first deer, but the […]

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Ron Spomer

Just Pick One – Just One


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So will the .257 Roberts and the .45-70 Govt. Some will shoot flatter than others, some will hit harder than others but they’ll all kill whitetails. The same goes for bullets. From cup-and-core Power Points to Monolithic Power Core 95/5s there are many bullets that will do the job. Some will usually shoot through, leaving […]

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How To Shop For Caliber, Cartridge and Bullet


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To simplify this, let’s just concentrate on calibers and cartridges here, because that’s ultimately what you’re picking. You can find all kinds of guns to fire the right cartridge. First (you probably already know this, but bear with me for the new shooters), a caliber is just the diameter of the bore of bullet, and […]

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