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Sometimes What You “Know” is Wrong

July 17, 2013

Keith Wood didn't necessarily set out to disprove any myths, but sometimes it just happens. That's life as a BullShooter.

How Much Does Temperature Effect Bullet Impact?

June 28, 2013

The Background I got an email from a reader who was looking to order a CDS dial from Leupold, which requires certain information (including altitude, temperature, etc.).  He was concerned about what temperature to provide them. What if his dial said 80 degrees Fahrenheit and he was hunting in 40-degree weather? The Question What effect does temperature have on a bullet’s impact at reasonable hunting distances? The Data We’ll take a fairly common hunting round, the .270 Winchester with a 130 gr.

Can a Rifle's Accuracy be More Consistent at Long Range than it is at Short Range?

June 13, 2013

The Summary I’ve heard more than one rifleman say that its possible for a rifle to be more accurate at long range than it is at short range. On first hearing this, I assumed they were talking about MOA, rather than actual group size.

Drinking and Riding?

May 31, 2013

The Unforeseen Problem Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’ve been up since 3 a.m. You spent a few hours in the saddle in the darkness before hiking 1,500 or so vertical feet and then side-hilling and glassing all day. You then descended the aforementioned 1,500 feet, which included tripping and falling on your face on a rock slide.

How Do You Break In Your Barrels, and Should You Bother?

May 23, 2013

How do you break in your barrels? Is it even worth it? The BullShooters investigate.

Clip or Magazine?

May 09, 2013

The Correction Gun people are happy to jump all over the poor novice who calls his new handgun's magazine a “clip”, but should they? The Background In order to explore this question we must consider a few sources.

Does a Barrel’s Twist Rate Affect Bullet Expansion?

April 29, 2013

The Background Online forums are like Vegas buffet lines for The BullShooters, lots of meat to choose from. Not too long ago, I saw this question posed on a hunting site and some credible folks believed it to be true. I had to find out for myself. The Theory According to the proponents of this concept, a faster rifling twist causes a bullet to spin faster (which is correct) causing the bullet to expand more violently upon impact (this is suspect). The Expert Deferral In order to truly test this theory, some very sophisticated equipment would be necessary- the kind of stuff found in bullet makers’ test labs.

Should Lion Hunting be Banned?

April 03, 2013

The Background There is an effort underway to list the African Lion as an endangered species in the U.S. As the nation that produces the most lion hunters (60 percent according to African officials), such a designation would have a tremendous effect on the safari industry in Africa.

Is Joe Biden's Home-Defense Advice Dangerous?

March 22, 2013

VP Joe Biden advises people to "just fire the shotgun through the door." At least one expert disagrees. Here's why...

Lead for Glocks?

March 15, 2013

Can you shoot lead bullets in a Glock, and is it safe to do so? The BullShooters investigate.