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The 300 Winchester Magnum

By Mark on March 15, 2015

My Grandpa is an incredible hunter and an amazing shot. He hunted for many years with a 300 Win Mag so I thought I would get his opinion on this classic caliber. When I asked him what should be said about the 300 Win Mag he said without hesitation, “It kicks like a mule.” Although this is true, he and many others would not have used it for so long if it did not have so many desirable qualities as well. Over the years since its conception in 1963 it has become a staple not only in the hunting world, but also in target shooting and military use as well. In the context of long range shooting, the 300 Win Mag is often the standard that we measure all other cartridges against. The ...

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The 6.5 Creedmoor

By Mark on August 25, 2014

If you go searching for information about the 6.5 Creedmoor, you will find a myriad of articles that all start out telling about the birth of the cartridges as a discussion between Dave Emary of Hornady and Dennis DeMille of Creedmoor sports. Dennis, who is also a world-renowned long range shooter, was asked what his ideal long range cartridge would be. He listed off 10 or 15 features that he imagined this perfect cartridge would have including low recoil, high ballistic coefficient, and a cartridge length to fit in a short action. He wanted factory ammunition to be available, affordable and good enough to compete in long range competitions.

I could go into further detail about ...

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