Tag: Ammunition

John does not like the .243

I’ve tried, but I can’t warm to the .243. It’s billed as having three great attributes: it’s death on varmints, it’s adequate for deer-sized big game and it is a great cartridge for young hunters because of its moderate recoil. I think it [Read More…]

How much ammo is enough?

Jovian Thunderbolt’s take on the subject: 1800 rounds isn’t even gun-nut categories yet. I gotta work harder at this. If the world as I knew it, does end, I’m going to wish I had 18,000 rounds or more. Ooo, definitions. That last scenarios has an [Read More…]

Shotgun slug hunting

Slaton @ Gun Shots discusses long distance (100-200 yard) slug hunting: I started deer hunting with a slug gun. Well, let me qualify that. It was actually an old side-by-side Stevens, and back in college, just before the deer opener my buddy and I would drive to an [Read More…]

Life of a cartridge

Here is the opening sequence from the movie Lord of War showing the life of a cartridge from a Soviet factory to use in an African conflict. The movie tells the story of the fictional character Yuri Orlov who loosly is based on real life arms dealer Viktor Bout. I [Read More…]

Light load for .30-06

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son: My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with. [Read More…]

Spiraling air gun pellets!

A very interesting article at the Pyramyd Air Reprt. I do not shoot competitively with air guns nor do I hunt with them but I do enjoy knocking about a soda can once in a while. During my plinking I have never noticed the spiriling pellet phenomenon which is explained [Read More…]

Slug Comparison

A a very interesting article from the American Hunter Magazine comparing different slug designs including various sabot slugs. In the days of my youth, we transformed rabbit guns into deer guns by simply changing the fodder; you bought slugs from a hardware store bin at [Read More…]