November 8th, 2019

Recoil Comparison — .223 Rem vs. 6mmBR vs. .308 Win

6mmBR NormaMany visitors to the site ask us, “I’ve got a .223 and .308. What will a 6mmBR Norma (6BR) give me that I’m not getting already?” Well first you may well average somewhat smaller groups than your current .223 or .308 rifle (assuming the 6BR has a quality barrel and trigger). A good .308 Winchester can be superbly accurate, no question about that, but the lesser recoil of the 6BR works in the shooter’s favor over a long string of fire. Even with a Rem 700 or Savage action factory action, a 6BR with a benchrest stock, premium barrel, and a high-quality chambering job should deliver 5-shot groups in the high twos to mid-threes, provided you do your job. We have one 6BR rifle that shoots Lapua factory-loaded 6BR ammunition in the low twos and high ones. That’s exceptional, we admit, but it still shows how the 6BR is an inherently accurate cartridge, even with factory loads.

Compared to a .223, the 6BR offers a better selection of high-BC projectiles and small-maker match projectiles (such as Bart Sauter’s “Hammer” and the Vapor Trail line). The 6BR will also deliver considerably more power on the target. Compared to the .308 shooting 168gr MatchKings, a 6BR shooting 105-107gr bullets offers better ballistics all the way out to 1000 yards. (The story changes with .308s with very long barrels pushing the 180-210 grain projectiles). Plus, for most people, the 6BR is just easier to shoot than a .308. Recoil is less than half of the .308 Win cartridge. Both the .308 and 6BR chamberings offer good barrel life, but the 6BR uses 15-18 grains less powder, saving you money. Here’s how the 6BR stacks up vs. a number of popular calibers:

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November 8th, 2019

Hunter’s Library — Ten Great Books About Hunting

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Recommended Books about Hunting
There’s no shortage of good hunting-related reading material. Here are some of the best books written about hunting. You can find all these titles on Amazon.com. Many are offered in eBook format as well as printed versions. Click on the link(s) below to preview a sample from each book.


Favorite Hunting books Hemingway Roosevelt Leopold Hunter Amazon.comHemingway on Hunting by Ernest Hemingway.

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold.

Beyond Fair Chase: The Ethic and Tradition of Hunting by Jim Posewitz.

Meditations on Hunting by Jose Ortega y Gasset.

Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail by Theodore Roosevelt.

Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told by Lamar Underwood (Editor).

It’s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It by Bill Heavey.

The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food by Jackson Landers.

American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America by Willie Robertson and William Doyle.

Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck by Peter Bodo.

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November 8th, 2019

Rebate Central — Save Money with End-of-Year Rebates

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There are some good rebate programs going on right now, but most conclude in just a few weeks. To take advantage of these deals you’ll need to start your shopping soon. Here are some current Rebate Programs for rifles, loading equipment, ammunition, and shooting accessories. Some of these offers can save $100 on a new firearm. Other deals can deliver free bullets, or cash-back for your ammo and powder purchases.

Vihtavuori Powder Rebate Program 2019
Buy Vihtavuori reloading powder and earn $5.00 back per 1-pound bottle, $10.00 per 4-pound bottle, and $20.00 back per 8-pound bottle. Stock up now!
Expires: 1/1/2020

SK Ammo Ammunition Rebate

SK Ammunition Holiday Rebate 2019
Purchase SK Rimfire Ammo and earn $5.00 back per brick (500 rounds). Maximum 20 bricks for $100 total. Rebates issued via prepaid Giftcards.
Expires: 1/1/2020

Remington Cash Back
Save $50-$75 on select Remington rifles, including popular Rem 700 varmint rifles. Get Cash Back via Mail-in Rebate.
Expires: 12/31/2019

CCI First Shot Savings Rimfire Rebate
Buy a new rimfire rifle or handgun PLUS two boxes of CCI rimfire ammunition, and get Rebate for ammo up to $20.00.
Expires: 12/31/2019

Youth Shooting Rebates
Browning supports 4-H, AIM, SCTP and Youth Shooting Organization Athletes. Buy a new Browning firearm, get up to $100 in Cashback Rebates.
Expries: 12/31/2019

Hornady Get Loaded 2019
Receive 500 or 100 Free Bullets with Purchase of select Hornady reloading products. NOTE: Read terms VERY carefully and keep copies of receipts.
Expires: 12/31/2019

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