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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Jan 27, 2023

This episode dives into the cutting-edge 7mm PRC and the legendary .280 Ackley Improved. We compare accuracy potential, long-range capability, recoil levels, efficiency and barrel life, versatility with various bullets, downrange potency, appropriate rifle actions, magazine capacity and follow-up shots, ammunition and...

Jan 20, 2023

What does it take to cleanly kill an elk? This episode, we sit down with professional western guide Colton Heward, who has seen hundreds of elk shot. Colton shares his opinion on the useful minimum energy required to kill big bulls quickly, and details the cartridges and bullets that work best. 

We also swap stories...

Jan 19, 2023

Browning knocked my socks off with two surprise introductions at SHOT 2023!

First is an X-Bolt chambered in .270 Winchester—with a fast rifling twist rate in the barrel! You can shoot all traditional .270 ammo in it, plus handloaders can use all the modern, heavy-for-caliber, high-BC bullets. It's terrific. 

Second is...

Jan 18, 2023

This brief new-product segment is a first look at Remington's new Premier Long Range ammo. This ammo is loaded with heavy-for-caliber, high-BC bullets, built by Speer, using the same molecular plating/bonding construction used in Federal's excellent Fusion bullets. 

As a result, it's a tough, deep-penetrating bullet...

Jan 16, 2023

Thanks to a listener's request, we're bringing the grand old .270 Winchester some love. This episode dives into how to get the best ballistic and terminal performance out of the cartridge. 

We talk rifle accuracy, factory load options and selection, handloading the .270, and some bullets that have provided...