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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Ron Spomer

Buying a 9mm? Here’s what to consider with America’s most popular handgun cartridge

Searching for the top options in 9mm handguns is like seeking the best cold cereal breakfast food – too many options!
But, because 9mm Luger is the most popular handgun chambering in the United States, if not the world, let’s see if we can break things down to narrow the field. First, 9mm pistols come in two major “flavors” – striker-fired and hammer-fired.

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Top black bear hunting cartridges for 2024

Black bear hunters are endlessly trying to figure out which rifle/cartridge/bullet is best, and we have the simple answer: most all of them.
I’m being facetious here, but to make a point: black bears are not tanks. Most whitetail cartridges suffice for terminating black bears. The bullets, however, sometimes leave much to be desired, specifically having adequate expansion, coupled with penetration.

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To become a better shooter, take the time to understand “minute of angle”

If you’ve got a minute, I might be able to help you understand – and appreciate – MOA. But be forewarned: I’m going to beat this dead horse several ways because not all of us easily comprehend this stuff.

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A guide to understanding your long-range hunting rifle options

Shooting beyond 300 yards is fun. Hitting targets beyond 300 yards is even more fun. And you don’t need expensive rifles and scopes to do it.

Tricked out PRS-style rifles (Precision Rifle Series) and 6-30X56mm scopes are not mandatory. The old 1903 Springfield bolt action military rifle from World War I was fitted with an iron rear sight adjustable to 2,800 yards! It was chambered for the .30-06 and a 150-grain spire point, flat-base bullet.

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Bullets: Describing performance goals behind all shapes and sizes

Bullets come in all shapes and sizes designed to achieve specific performance goals. To use them most effectively, hunters should understand how bullet shapes and sizes contribute to performance.

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A primer on buying and selling ‘historic’ firearms

But every once in a while someone stumbles upon what looks like just another old cowboy rifle and it turns out to be a rare Winchester chambered for an even rarer cartridge and it ends up fetching tens of thousands of dollars on the collectors’ market.

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