The hard hitting .300 Savage

.300 Savage A side-by-side size comparison between the .308 Winchester (left) and the .300 Savage (right) Type Rifle cartridge Place of origin United States Production history Designer Savage Arms Manufacturer Savage Arms Produced 1920 Specifications Parent case .250-3000 Savage Case type Rimless, bottleneck Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter .339 in (8.6 mm) Shoulder diameter .446 in (11.3 mm) Base diameter .471 in (12.0 mm) Rim diameter .473 in (12.0 mm) Case length 1.871 in (47.5 mm) … Continue reading “The hard hitting .300 Savage”

The .300 H&H Magnum one of the Great Things that come from the British Empire!

.300 H&H Magnum .300 H&H Magnum (Left) .30-06 Springfield (Right) Type Rifle Place of origin United Kingdom Production history Designer Holland & Holland Designed 1925 Manufacturer Holland & Holland Produced 1925 Specifications Parent case .375 H&H Magnum Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter .338 in (8.6 mm) Shoulder diameter .450 in (11.4 mm) Base diameter .513 in (13.0 mm) Rim diameter .532 in (13.5 mm) Rim thickness .220 in (5.6 mm) Case length 2.850 in (72.4 mm) Overall length 3.600 in … Continue reading “The .300 H&H Magnum one of the Great Things that come from the British Empire!”

The .35 Whelen, when you need something that can kill just about anything in North or South America

 One of my Favorite Rounds for the Big Boys! .35 Whelen .30-06 Springfield parent cartridge on the left, .35 Whelen on the right Type Rifle Place of origin USA Production history Designer Col. Townsend Whelen / James Howe Designed 1922 Specifications Parent case .30-06 Case type Rimless, bottleneck Bullet diameter .358 in (9.1 mm) Neck diameter .385 in (9.8 mm) Shoulder diameter .441 in (11.2 mm) Base diameter .472 in (12.0 mm) … Continue reading “The .35 Whelen, when you need something that can kill just about anything in North or South America”

The .303 British, It settled the Hash of a lotta folks in its day!

.303 British (7.7×56mm Rimmed) Left to right: .303 British, 6.5×50mmSR Arisaka and .30-06 Springfield soft point ammunition Type Rifle Place of origin United Kingdom Service history In service 1889–present Used by United Kingdom and many other countries Wars Second Boer War Boxer Rebellion World War I Various Colonial conflicts Irish War of Independence Irish Civil War World War II Indonesian National Revolution Indo-Pakistani … Continue reading “The .303 British, It settled the Hash of a lotta folks in its day!”

The .577/450 Martini–Henry of the Film Zulu fame!

 The Strong Right Arm of the late 19th Century Empire .577/450 Martini–Henry (From left to right): A .577 Snider cartridge, a Zulu War-era rolled-brass-foil .577/450 Martini–Henry cartridge, a later drawn-brass .577/450 Martini–Henry cartridge, and a .303 British Mk VII SAA ball cartridge. Type Military Place of origin  United Kingdom Service history Used by British Empire Wars Anglo-Zulu War Production history Designed 1871 … Continue reading “The .577/450 Martini–Henry of the Film Zulu fame!”

The .17 HMR

.17 HMR 17-grain (1.1 g) A Sellier and Bellot .17 HMR round with a light green plastic tip. Type Rifle Place of origin United States Production history Designer Hornady Designed 2002 Manufacturer CCI, Federal, Hornady, PMC,[1]Remington, Winchester Produced 2002–present Specifications Parent case .22 WMR Bullet diameter .172 in (4.4 mm) Neck diameter .190 in (4.8 mm) Shoulder diameter .238 in (6.0 mm) Base diameter .238 in (6.0 mm) Rim diameter .286 in (7.3 mm) Case length 1.058 in (26.9 mm) Overall length 1.349 in … Continue reading “The .17 HMR”

Classic Ammo – The 7mm Remington Magnum

7mn Remington Magnum Left to right: .308 Winchester, .284 Winchester and 7mm Remington Magnum Type Rifle Place of origin  United States Production history Designer Remington Arms Company Designed 1962 Manufacturer Remington Produced 1962–Present Specifications Parent case .375 H&H Magnum Bullet diameter .284 in (7.2 mm) Neck diameter .315 in (8.0 mm) Shoulder diameter .491 in (12.5 mm) Base diameter .512 in (13.0 mm) Rim diameter .532 in (13.5 mm) Case length 2.5 in (64 mm) Overall length 3.29 in (84 mm) Case … Continue reading “Classic Ammo – The 7mm Remington Magnum”

The .223 Remington, One of the Most Accurate rounds that I have ever used!

.223 Remington A variety of .223 Remington cartridges and a .308 Winchester (right) for comparison. Bullets in .223 cartridges (left to right): Montana Gold 55 grain full metal jacket, Sierra 55 grain Spitzer boat tail, Nosler/Winchester 55 grain combined technology, Hornady 60 grain V-Max, Barnes 62 grain Tipped Triple-Shock X, Nosler 69 grain hollow point boat tail, … Continue reading “The .223 Remington, One of the Most Accurate rounds that I have ever used!”