Tag Archives: Ammunition development

Past Wildcats Revisited

6.5-Creedmoor-ammo-match-pkg-072816A few months ago, I committed a faux pas. Writing about the 6.5 Creedmoor, a cartridge I admire very much, I was imprudent enough to compare it to an ancient wildcat, the 6.5-.250 Savage Improved. Continue reading Past Wildcats Revisited

Puzzling Over Performance

Early-bullets-8x57-030316George Santayana is credited with the observation that those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. Put another way, those who do not remember the snake oil of 50 years ago are more than likely to buy it today, if the seller is loud enough, and can back up his claims with a glossy website and some DVDs. Continue reading Puzzling Over Performance

The 7mm Magnum Evolution

Hornady's 7mm Remington Magnum
Hornady’s 7mm Remington Magnum

Most of us measure the longevity of the various 7mm magnums from 1962, the year Remington unveiled both its Model 700 rifle and the 7mm Remington Magnum. There had been other big sevens before, but none ever made an impact like this.

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