The recent introduction of new .17 caliber cartridges has brought with it a rebirth of interest in this often misunderstood,…
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This story actually started way back in 1960 with an article by Dr. Wendell G. Swank from Michigan State College which was in the Sports Afield Gun Annual. He and a fellow doctor took their old pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .30-06 Springfield rifles with Sierra bullets to Uganda to harvest game for research.
The basic design for a Dangerous Game Rifle (DGR) was finalized by English gun makers such as Holland and Holland, Rigby, Jeffrey, et al. before the start of WWI. Drawing on the experiences of big game hunters in their African colonies and using the new smokeless propellant, Cordite, these custom gun smiths could now build relatively light weight rifles that surpassed the stopping power of the earlier 4 to 10 gauge black powder rifles.
In part one of this article, several issues associated with barrels and iron front sights were discussed at length. Now…
In Part I of this article I talked about new ideas and advanced concepts relating to barrels and iron sights.…
The farmer went by the name “Boats.” I never learned his family name and his Christian name kept me baffled, but that wasn’t important.
What we have here in the .416 Remington is a relatively flat shooting cartridge, fully capable of making a distant shot on a kudu or gemsbok, yet perfectly able to confidently drop a buffalo or elephant when things get up close and personal.