Posts Tagged: hunting cartridges

Ron Spomer

A Tip to Ensure You’re Never Without a Cartridge


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How much spare ammo do you carry on a hunt and where do you keep it? Who cares? You should because how you carry could spell the difference between success and failure. Traditionally hunters throw a few spare rounds in a pant or jacket pocket. The more tailored among us wear ammo wallets on our […]

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The BEST Deer Cartridge – Could This Be?


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Good news. If you own a deer rifle, you are shooting the BEST deer rifle for the job. This may surprise some of you because you’ve heard arguments and read articles about THE BEST all-round deer rifle/cartridge in the world. These “discussions” have been going on ever since Grog flung a round stone and Rock […]

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Cartridge History


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Two of the most popular 30 caliber hunting rounds in the world have a long history right here in the USA. Ron Spomer explains where, when, why and how the 30-06 and 308 Win. got their start and their names.

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Flat Enough for 300


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Age old arguments over which cartridge shoots flatter, the .270 Winchester, .30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., etc. are so much wasted breath. They all shoot such remarkably similar trajectories out to 300 yards that for big game hunting it doesn’t matter. So what if one drops 6 inches and another drops 7.3 inches? […]

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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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Rethinking The .338 Lapua


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  Few cartridges in recent years have intrigued shooters quite like the .338 Lapua. Launching a 300-grain bullet at 2,650 fps, it has earned a solid reputation as an extreme-range sniper round for the military and a superior steel target round in the civilian world. It is usually chambered in heavy rifles with massive stocks […]

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Variety is the Spice of Life


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It’s been said with justification that the .30-06 Springfield can do everything a hunting cartridge needs to do. It’s also been said we have too many cartridges, many of them redundant. I say variety is the spice of life. If you’re wholly pragmatic, get a .30-06 and head to the wilds. But if you enjoy […]

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