Whether trying to hold your turkey shotgun steady for those interminable moments as a tom warily closes the distance into shooting range, or for trying to overcome the excitement of having the bull elk of your dreams in the crosshairs, a solid rest just makes sense. Find the system that works for you and you’ll fast become a better shot.
Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.
Between the .280 Remington and the .280 Ackley Improved, which better suits a hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
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If you want something a bit unique with a definite cool factor, give the .280 Ackley Improved a long look. While it doesn’t have the popularity of the .30-06 Sprg. or .270 Win., it blends the best attributes of the two, with better velocities than the .30-06 can offer, and heavier bullet choices than are available in the .270.
What is it about the .30-06 that makes it fare so well against all other designs? If the history of all .30-caliber cartridges were erased, would the '06 still hold a position at the top? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.