Posts Tagged: trajectory

Ron Spomer

Flat-Shooting…Reality or Myth?


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“Man, that 270 Winchester shoots flat!” How many times have you heard that? Plenty, I’ll bet. Winchester created this famous, flat-shooting cartridge way back in 1925, loading to a rated muzzle velocity of 3,140 fps with a 130-grain bullet. That was later throttled back to 3,060 fps, but the 270’s reputation for shooting far and […]

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Ron Spomer

100 Yard Zero a Waste


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If you like inefficiency and a more complicated hunting experience, zero your centerfire rifle at 100 yards. That maximizes your opportunities to use a laser rangefinder, dial a scope turret, select from a cluster of ballistic reticles, adjust scope magnification —and miss. By the time you’ve done all these contortions, your quarry could have walked […]

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