23 02, 2016
  • buckshot vs slug featured

Buckshot vs Slug: Choosing The Right Hunting Load

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Read the rest of the article to learn my take on the buckshot vs slug for hunting debate. For those who hunt big game with a shotgun, it is important to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of using buckshot or a slug. The buckshot vs slug debate has been raging for many years. While I won’t settle that question

7 07, 2015
  • How To Convert Caliber To MM (And Vice Versa)

How To Convert Caliber To MM (And Vice Versa)

Ever wonder how to convert caliber to mm and vice versa? Caliber is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel on a particular firearm or the diameter of a bullet and is usually expressed in inches or millimeters. In addition to using different units of measurement, different countries sometimes use different methods of measuring caliber.

17 06, 2015
  • .577/450 martini henry featured

.577/450 Martini–Henry: The Right Arm Of The British Empire

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Keep reading to learn about the history and recommended uses of the .577/450 Martini-Henry. Adopted by the British Army in 1871, the .577/450 Martini-Henry was modification of the .577 Snider Cartridge that was reduced down to .45 caliber. Specifically designed to be used in the new Martini-Henry rifle, the .577/450 Martini-Henry cartridge was used by

26 04, 2015
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What Is The Taylor KO Factor?

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Keep reading to learn all about the Taylor KO Factor. Developed by the legendary ivory hunter/poacher John "Pondoro" Taylor in the mid-1900s, the Taylor KO (Knock Out) Factor is one of many methods used for comparing the relative stopping power of big game hunting cartridges. While not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, the

9 04, 2015
  • 7 best deer hunting calibers

7 Best Deer Hunting Calibers

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Keep reading to find out my choices for the 7 best deer hunting calibers of all time. Deer are the most sought after big game animal in North America and many hunters take the sport very seriously. Discussions about the best deer hunting calibers have been occurring around campfires all over the world for decades.

1 02, 2015
  • .30 Carbine Featured

The .30 Carbine: A Light, But Useful Cartridge

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Continue reading to find out all about the history and recommended uses of the .30 Carbine. Designed by Winchester for the military in the early 1940s, the .30 Carbine cartridge (and the firearm it was originally designed for: the M1 Carbine), was designed to be "more than a pistol, but less than a rifle." Used

14 01, 2015
  • PowerBelt Bullet Review: 250gr AeroLite vs 270gr Platinum featured

PowerBelt Bullet Review: 250gr AeroLite vs 270gr Platinum

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Check out this PowerBelt bullet review comparing the 250gr AeroLite to the 270gr Platinum bullets. Over the past year, I've tried many different bullets and powder loads in my CVA Wolf Northwest muzzleloader to see what works the best. In this test (courtesy of Muzzle-Loaders.com), I decided to conduct a PowerBelt bullet review where I

11 09, 2014
  • CVA Wolf Northwest Bullet Review featured

CVA Wolf Northwest Bullet Review

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Updated 6 December 2014 Check out this CVA Wolf Northwest bullet review comparing the Hornady SST, Barnes Spit Fire TMZ, & Barnes Spit Fire T-EZ bullets in the CVA Wolf Northwest. Click here to my review of the CVA Wolf Northwest muzzleloader. As hunting season has gotten closer, I've done more testing to determine the

19 08, 2014
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What is a Wadcutter Bullet?

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Ever asked the question: what is a wadcutter bullet? Continue reading to learn all about the wadcutter and semi-wadcutter bullets. Today I'll discuss another relatively uncommon bullet type: the wadcutter. Designed specifically for competitive shooting, the wadcutter excels in that role. But how does it do in other applications, particularly for hunting and self-defense? Wadcutter

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