The .25-06 Remington

This round is very popular in Texas. Where I have found that those Old Boys are very savvy about their guns. So take that  for what it is worth! I found it to be a very flat shooting, low recoil round myself. .25-06 Remington .25-06 Remington cartridge Type Rifle, Hunting Production history Designer Remington Arms … Continue reading “The .25-06 Remington”

The .30-30 Winchester, A mighty Slayer of deer

 (Redirected from .30 WCF) .30-30 Winchester A .30-30 cartridge (center) between 5.56×45mm NATO(left), and 7.62×51mm NATO (right) Type Rifle Place of origin United States Production history Designer Winchester Designed 1895 Manufacturer Winchester Produced 1895–present Variants .25-35 Winchester, .219 Zipper, .30-30 Ackley Improved, 7-30 Waters Specifications Case type Rimmed, bottlenecked Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter .330 in (8.4 mm) Shoulder diameter .401 in (10.2 mm) Base diameter .422 in (10.7 mm) Rim diameter .506 in (12.9 mm) Rim thickness … Continue reading “The .30-30 Winchester, A mighty Slayer of deer”

The .30-40 Krag, An Old School round that still has the right stuff!

.30-40 Krag Type Rifle Place of origin United States Service history In service Army Used by United States Production history Designed 1892 Specifications Case type Rimmed, bottleneck Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter .338 in (8.6 mm) Shoulder diameter .423 in (10.7 mm) Base diameter .457 in (11.6 mm) Rim diameter .545 in (13.8 mm) Rim thickness .064 in (1.6 mm) Case length 2.314 in (58.8 mm) Overall length 3.089 in (78.5 mm) Case capacity 58.0 gr H2O (3.76 cm3) Maximum pressure (C.I.P.) … Continue reading “The .30-40 Krag, An Old School round that still has the right stuff!”

The .30-06 Springfield, The World Champion and still runnin

The “30.06” redirects here. For the “30.06 sign” in Texas gun law, see Gun laws in Texas § 30.06 signage. .30-06 Springfield .30-06 Springfield cartridge with soft tip Type Rifle round Place of origin United States Service history In service 1906–present Used by USA and others Wars World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, to present Production history Designer … Continue reading “The .30-06 Springfield, The World Champion and still runnin”

The .300 AAC Blackout, a new Kid on the Block

7.62×35mm / 300 AAC Blackout The 300 AAC Blackout plastic tipped, left, compared to 300 AAC BLACKOUT 125 gr match, 300 AAC BLACKOUT 220 gr subsonic, 5.56×45mm NATO, and 7.62×39mm. Type Rifle Place of origin United States Specifications Parent case 221 Fireball/.223 Rem Case type Rimless, Bottleneck Bullet diameter 0.308 in (7.8 mm) Neck diameter 0.334 in (8.5 mm) Base diameter 0.376 in (9.6 mm) Rim diameter 0.378 in (9.6 mm) Case length 1.368 in (34.7 mm) Overall length 2.26 in … Continue reading “The .300 AAC Blackout, a new Kid on the Block”

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!”