Posts Tagged: hunting cartridges

Ron Spomer

A Tip to Ensure You’re Never Without a Cartridge


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  Well, most pockets. One in each front pant pocket, one in each side jacket pocket and one in each shirt pocket. Then I put a round in several small pouches in my pack. Why? So I can find one in a panic. I don’t know about you, but anytime I’ve shot my way through […]

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The BEST Deer Cartridge – Could This Be?


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That’s what kills the deer. Everything else is what I like to call the launch pad. Yeah, it’s important to have a launch pad (rifle action, barrel, stock, trigger, cartridge, primer, powder) that is comfortable, convenient, stable, smooth and pretty, but plenty of uncomfortable, rough, ugly launch pads are capable of killing deer, too. IF […]

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Flat Enough for 300


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…aim dead-center on game to about 300 yards, sometimes as far as 350 yards without needing to worry about a few inches of drop. It’s only after 300 yards that subtle differences in velocity, ballistic coefficient and subsequent trajectory begin to really matter. While everyone talks about long-range shooting, I’m betting you, like me, shoot […]

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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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Rethinking The .338 Lapua


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  American hunters tend to think of .300 magnums as hard-kicking cartridges near the top of the recoil tolerance list, but African hunters consider the .300 Win. Mag. a pleasant shooting, light cartridge for “small game.”For “big game,”they start with the .375 H&H Magnum and step up quickly to the .416 Rigby, .416 Rem. Mag., […]

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Variety is the Spice of Life


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A .243 Win. for the ultimate coyote rifle. A .30-30 Win. for heavy woods deer and black bear hunting. A .458 Win. Mag. for that ornery Cape buffalo of your dreams… Yes, we do have many cartridges —like the .270 Win. and .280 Rem. and .284 Win. —that are peas in a pod, but there […]

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