Cartridge Selection

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

6X47 Lapua (6-6.5×47 Lapua) Review

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

6×47 (6-6.5×47) Lapua Review 6mm (.243″) cartridges are popular among target shooters in various disciplines.  Low recoil  and excellent external ballistics offer shooters the ability to use a flat shooting cartridge without getting beat up on long strings of fire. The 6×47 Lapua (6-6.5×47 Lapua) is …

6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review I am a big fan of 6.5 mm (.264″) cartridges and the idea of a new 6.5mm wildcat for the AR15/M-16 quickly caught my attention.  Known as the 6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC), it utilizes a 223 …

Designed to bridge the gap between 308 Winchester/7.62 NATO and 50 BMG, the 338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70) has developed an impressive following with long range shooters.  When I built mine, I settled on a 22″ barrel, which is short for this cartridge.  Accuracy International does offer …

6.5 X 47 Lapua Range Report

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Designed to work in short action rifles with a standard .308 bolt face, feed reliably from detachable box magazines and utilize small rifle primers, the 6.5 X 47 Lapua has been an absolute pleasure to shoot.  Low recoil, excellent exterior ballistics and quality brass make …

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