Bullet Selection

In my opinion, there aren’t many guns cooler than a short bolt action rifle.  I think my fascination started back in the 90s, before the proliferation of precision rifles, with an advertisement in the Shotgun News showing a Steyr SSG69 PIV with its 16.1″ barrel.  I …

223 Ackley Improved: A better 223? Whether it’s simple curiosity or a desire to increase performance, exploring different cartridges is part of being a shooter.  One way to accomplish this is to purchase a new firearm.  Another, more economical option, is to convert a rifle you …

I worked up some loads for my custom 6.5 Creedmoor precision rifle with a 22″ barrel using Sierra’s 142 Grain MatchKing (SMK) HPBT and Hodgdon H4350 powder.     According to Sierra, the 142 grain SMK has a sectional density .291, and G1 bc of …

The .300 WSM – – The End of History?

July 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rifleshooter.com’s Classic Series- Select timeless articles republished for today The .300 WSM – – The End of History? by  Dave@rifleshooter.com The tracker spotted them first.  The PH looked with his binoculars for awhile then motioned me over.   As he pointed down over the edge and into …

35 Whelen: That Whelen Fellin’ Again

June 23, 2011 // 2 Comments

Rifleshooter.com’s Classic Series- Select timeless articles republished for today 35 Whelen: That Whelen Feelin’ Again by Dave@rifleshooter.com Once in a while, after you’ve played with all the new rifles long enough, a wave of nostalgia washes over you and leaves you beached by an old Mauser …

The 270 in Africa

June 23, 2011 // 1 Comment

Rifleshooter.com’s Classic Series- Select timeless articles republished for today The .270 in Africa by Dave@rifleshooter.com We had been hunting Waterbuck for three days and my mind was recollecting magazine photos of happy hunters with dead Waterbuck.  Which was in stark contrast to my own magnificent chagrin. …