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4 weeks ago

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Modern day Scout Rifles have barrels from between 16 and 18 inches. Only the Steyr Scout has a 19-inch barrel like Jeff Cooper suggested. Additionally, many new compact 308 Winchester rifles-like the new Model Seven from Remington-also have short barrels.

If you're looking for a high performance load for these short barrel rifles-one that will equal the original ballistics of the 30-06-check out this video about two Supercharged loads from Buffalo Bore Ammunition . youtu.be/oI_gn19T3Go
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1 month ago

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In the final episode (#10) of the first season of the Empty Cases Podcast, I talk with my friend Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat fame.

Bill talks about Wilson Combat's new SIG SAUER P320 project, handguns for everyday carry, cartridges for hunting, the tactical suitability of the 300 HAMR, and how you can turn your AR15 in 223 in to a 300 HAMR for less than $400.

In this soundbite, Bill talks about the best shot he ever made.

Listen to the full episode on Apple Podcasts. Rate the Empty Cases Podcast and leave a review. And, if you screen shot your review and post to social media tagging Empty Cases, we'll get some cool Wilson Combat swag headed your way.
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2 months ago

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Looking for a photo I stumbled across this one and it reminded me of what a splendid hunt this was. My plan was to shoot the reedbuck with the XS Sights on my Marlin Firearms 1985, but we could only get to within about 125 yards.

After making a bad decision on a shot at a buffalo two days prior, I was not confident, so elected to use the scout scope. It turned out to be a good decision. I put a 430-grain hardcast bullet from Buffalo Bore Ammunition through the ram's chest and he went about 60 yards and piled up.

This was seven years ago and I still have the rifle, the scope, the binoculars, the boots, and what is left of the box of ammo.

That hat? Well, I gave that to the son of my good friend and best African PH I've hunted with, Geoffrey Wayland of Fort Richmond Safaris. I figured that boy needed a little infusion of cowboy; that's always an entertaining thing for daddy's to deal with.
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2 months ago

Empty Cases

The Easter Bunny brought me an orange.
Turkey season opens in one week, and you know how much I dislike shotguns.
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