Everyone agrees the 9.3X62 is an effective, authoritative cartridge at short to moderate range. It kills cleanly, conserves venison, and can be managed and shot well. However, when it comes to extending the range, much less is known about this wonderful caliber. [Read more…] about 9,3×62 effective range
The best long range hunting bullet
Comparing bullets is almost as difficult as comparing rifles so don’t expect from me to tell you which brand or weight is better. What I will try to explain is how to find the perfect bullet for your specific combination.
There are a few thing that we should know before choosing a bullet:
- caliber and barrel twist rate
- game size
- drop compensation
- hunting distance
Terminal Ballistics of Long Range Bullets
I thought I would start a dialog on the effects of long range bullets and how they go about doing their job up close or far away. There are three areas to consider for this assuming the bullet is accurate enough to place it in the vital organs of the intended game at the intended distance. Those areas are, killing the animal, immobilizing the animal, leaving a blood trail to aid in recovery if mobilization is not achieved. [Read more…] about Terminal Ballistics of Long Range Bullets
Headspace is a really important factor while resizing our brass. Resizing can be done in a few different ways however I prefer the full length sizing better than neck sizing. Before going into the process I would like you to understand what actually happens to the case when it is fired so you will better understand what happens with the case headspace.
Lead bullets vs Non-Lead Bullets
I have been giving the issue of non-lead bullet performance a lot of thought lately, since a lot of my hunting is in California where the ban on lead bullets will be near absolute in the early 2020’s. I had and still have a lot of questions. Do they perform as well on game animals? What are the trade-offs? What do I need to know in making my decisions? I hope that this article will give you some guidance and food for thought on these questions. [Read more…] about Lead bullets vs Non-Lead Bullets