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Shoot better! BC & MV by Ron Spomer

Before you come to blows with your buddies over who has the “Best” rifle, you need to understand two acronyms: bee-cee and em-vee, more commonly seen as BC and MV. These stand for Ballistic Coefficient and Muzzle Velocity. They and they alone determine which rifle/cartridge/bullet combination will yield the best trajectory. They also contribute significantly to POWER, more accurately referred to as terminal kinetic energy.

Make Your Mountain Rifle A Bear Stopping Rifle, By Ron Spomer

A quandary for many would be Alaska and Canada bound sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle?

So You Want A Custom Turret?

At least a couple times a day I answer a question that goes something like this. “Should I just chronograph my loads and give you the bullet speed and ballistic coefficient?” I look at my watch and wonder if I should get into it or just say yes to the chronograph. So far I have never said yes to that question, but rather have taken the time to explain a better way.

Lead Bullets: Hunting for Clarity in a Controversy, By Mike McTee

Tanner and I descended into an alpine bowl after a group of white-tailed deer hidden just below treeline. He skirted around the bottom of the timber, hoping to get a shot. Instead, he bumped a

7MM-08 BEATS 308 WIN! By Ron Spomer

We’d like to thank Ron Spomer of Ron Spomer Outdoors for allowing us to re-publish this piece that originally appeared on his website www.ronspomeroutdoors.com. Ron’s experience in this industry is bar none and their web

Well Crap, Now What? By Jeremy Winters

Have you ever been there? A fall, trip, slip, broken piece of equipment sends your rifle into the mud, dirt or rocks. It happened to me years back and I decided that I needed a

Lock and Reload Part 4 – Ultimate Ammo through Advanced Brass Prep, By Darin Cooper

Consistent precision is the foundation for accurately putting rounds on target. Basic reloading practices help you get there by custom tailoring your ammunition to your particular firearm. Over the past few installments, we’ve covered the

Lock and Reload Part 3 – Group Therapy – Load Testing & Evaluation A 12-Step Process, By Darin Cooper

Testing different ammunition in your firearm is one of the better ways to improve its capabilities. Even factory ammo from different manufacturers will produce varying degrees of accuracy. When you reload, you have a lot