Welcome to the Ron Spomer Outdoors Podcast! In this episode, I will answer your listener questions about the 270 Winchester, AR15s, 7mm Handguns, and provide some deer hunting tips for beginners.
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Who is Ron Spomer?
For 44 years, Ron Spomer has had the good fortune to photograph and write about his passion – the outdoor life. Wild creatures and wild places have always stirred his soul – from the first flushing pheasant that scared him in his grandpa’s cornfield to the last whitetail that waved goodbye with its tail. Ron has explored and connected with nature by photographing, hiking, hunting, birding, and fishing across the world. While he may not have conquered the tallest mountains or caught the largest fish, he has tried his best. And perhaps, you have too. That’s what matters – being an active participant in our outdoor world.
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All loading, handloading, gunsmithing, shooting, and associated activities and demonstrations shown in our videos are performed by trained, certified, professional gun handlers, instructors, and shooters. These activities are for instructional and entertainment purposes only, with a strong emphasis on safety and responsible gun handling. Always refer to at least three industry handloading manuals for handloading data and consult two or three online ballistic calculators for ballistic data. Do not make any modifications to cartridges or firearms beyond what the manufacturer recommends. Do not attempt to duplicate or mimic anything you see in our videos. Firearms, ammunition, and their components can be extremely dangerous if not used safely. In this episode of the Ron Spomer Outdoors Podcast, Ron Spomer will be addressing listener questions on a variety of topics, including the 270 Winchester, AR15s, 7mm Handguns, and deer hunting tips for beginners. Ron Spomer is a seasoned outdoor photographer and writer with 44 years of experience, fueled by his passion for the natural world and its creatures. Throughout his career, he has embarked on various adventures across the globe, indulging in activities such as hunting, hiking, birding, and fishing. Ron places great emphasis on safety and responsible gun handling, ensuring that all activities showcased in his videos are conducted by trained professionals. Viewers are strongly encouraged to consult reliable industry handloading manuals and online ballistic calculators for accurate data, as well as to avoid unauthorized modifications to firearms.
Episode: Ron Spomer’s Answers to Listener Questions
In this episode of the Ron Spomer Outdoors Podcast, Ron Spomer answers various listener questions on topics such as the 270 Winchester, AR15s, 7mm Handguns, and deer hunting tips for beginners.
Ron Spomer’s Background
Ron Spomer has been involved in outdoor photography and writing for 44 years. He has a deep passion for the natural world and its creatures. Throughout his career, he has experienced adventures across the globe, including hunting, hiking, birding, and fishing.
Safety and Responsible Gun Handling
In his videos, Ron Spomer emphasizes safety and responsible gun handling. All activities depicted are conducted by trained professionals who prioritize safety. Ron encourages viewers to consult multiple industry handloading manuals and online ballistic calculators for accurate data. It is also important to avoid modifying firearms beyond manufacturer recommendations to ensure safe use.
Loading a 357 Magnum Handgun
When loading a 357 Magnum handgun, it is crucial to determine the appropriate pressure for the cartridge. The pressure signs for the 357 Magnum are similar to those of a standard bottleneck cartridge. The average pressure for the 357 Magnum is 35,000 PSI. To ensure safe pressure levels, it is best to stick to hand loading manual recipes. Signs of excessive pressure include crated primers and marks on the back of the cartridge from the bolt face. Additionally, it is important to note that lever action rifles like the Henry X can handle more pressure than revolvers.
Comparison of 30-06 and 308 Winchester
The effectiveness of the 30-06 with modern bullets and powder is compared to the effectiveness of the 308 Winchester today. The 30-06 cartridge between 1906 and the 1950s showcased its capabilities with modern bullets and powder. The reputation of the 308 Winchester was built using bullets and powders from an earlier time. However, the 308 Winchester has caught up to the performance of the 30-06 from the mid-20th century. The 308 Winchester now has increased velocity, averaging about 100 feet per second faster than before. With modern bullets and powders, both the 30-06 and 300 Win Mag can match the capabilities of the 308 Winchester.
Fast Twist Option for the 270 Winchester
Browning recently introduced a fast twist option for the 270 Winchester. This development allows the cartridge to shoot longer, high BC bullets for improved long-range performance. However, the fast twist 270 Winchester hasn’t generated much hype due to its status as an old cartridge. Despite lacking buzz, this option can enhance the performance of the 270 Winchester.
Powder Selection for Reloading
Caution should be exercised when using Accurate 4064 powder for 45-70 loads as it may be too slow burning. Different powders have varying burning rates, even if they have the same numbers. It is crucial to pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations when selecting powder for reloading.
Sighting in a Rifle
When sighting in a rifle, it is important to remember that there will be a loud noise, so ear protection is essential. Additionally, considerations should be made for clean shots and minimizing animal suffering during hunting. Zeroing the rifle for maximum point-blank range, approximately two and a half inches high at 100 yards, can optimize accuracy.
Suitability of 6.5 Creedmoor for Hunting
The 6.5 Creedmoor is suitable for hunting whitetail and other game of deer size. However, limitations arise beyond 500 yards due to velocity loss in the shorter barrel. With precise shot placement, lighter cartridges like the 6.5 Creedmoor can be effective for larger game such as moose and elk.
In conclusion, Ron Spomer addresses various listener questions on topics ranging from the 270 Winchester to powder selection for reloading. Through his expertise and experience, he provides valuable insights and tips for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Remember to prioritize safety, consult reliable sources, and follow manufacturer recommendations for a successful and responsible hunting experience.