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–Fred Zink, 12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese
New Cartridge: The 6.8 Western is a Versatile Hunting Round from Browning and Winchester
If you want to introduce a successful new big-game cartridge these days, it’s got to be the fastest, hottest, hardest-hitting, new load ever created, right? Well, actually, no. Browning and Winchester’s new 6.8 Western works off the concept that if you take a long, sleek, heavy bullet and fire it at a reasonable velocity, you’ll get just as good (or better) down-range performance as ultra-fast bullets that are less streamlined.
Field Test of the Savage Impulse Straight-Pull Rifle
There’s a lot to unpack with the new rifle from @savagearms—13 pending patents worth in fact—but the keystone is that the Impulse is the first American-made straight-pull rifle and includes a unique feature set, locking mechanism, and price-point. Savage’s goal with this effort is, unsurprisingly, to make straight-pull rifles popular in the U.S. market.