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By Nathan Foster You can find matchgrade products and pricing here! ...
Below, the a section of the skin (shield) of a 4.5 year old boar sitting on my o...
By Nathan Foster You can find Matchgrade products and pricing here! ...
Below are pictures of the 75 grain A-max, fired from a .223 rifle which yielded ...
By Nathan Foster The subject of breaking in a rifle barrel is one of the most...
Below, wounding from a .223 caliber rifle using Winchester 55gr soft point ammun...
Nathan Foster After many years of research and having had many clients take a...
Spiker Whitetail deer, rifle a Model 7 caliber .243. This was a snap shot in woo...
All though ballistics studies may appear to be a relatively new field of researc...
Below are pictures of a European (Czechoslovakia) Red Stag shot with a .243 Tikk...
As a hunting guide the biggest problem I am faced with (besides locating game) i...
Below is the violent wounding 95gr SST. MV 3050fps, range 180 yards, feral goat ...
Developed by American wildcatters in the 1920's, the .22 Hornet was adopted ...
This Sika spiker was taken with a .243, using a 100 grain Sierra GameKing. Muzzl...
Below is a look at the 87 grain Berger VLD. Joseph Peter used this bullet in his...
Long before Roy Weatherby developed his high velocity ethos, the Savage Company ...
Below we have a young hunter with his first wild hog. Our young hunter took his ...
First introduced by Remington in 1950, the .222 Remington was designed primarily...
Below is one of my favorites, the 140gr A-Max. Impact velocity here is 2650fps, ...
By the end of the Second World War, the effectiveness of the German MP43 assault...
Below are the results of a 120gr Nosler BT at at impact velocity of approximatel...
Based on the 6mm Lee Navy case necked down to .224 the 220 Swift was released by...
Below is the result of a 139gr lapua Scenar used on a feral goat, shot placement...
Although Roy Weatherby's cartridges have been extremely successful as well a...
Below is look at the 140 grain VLD. Muzzle velocity was 2950fps from a very fast...
Prior to the advent of smokeless powder the most effective calibers were those o...
Below, a spiker Red Deer shot with the 150 grain Hornady SP. Impact velocity app...
The .243 Winchester cartridge released in 1955 was without a doubt, an immense s...
Pictures that follow are of a Roe Deer taken at a range of 70 meters by a Spanis...
Introduced in 2003 the .223 and .243 WSSM cartridges were created by Winchester ...
Not something you see every day, a bear taken with a .270WSM loaded with the 160...
By Nathan Foster Although I have a passion for hunting medium game and studyi...
This spike-fork immature bull Moose was taken in the interior of British Columbi...
Introduced in 1953 the .243 Winchester is based on the 7.62x51 military (.308 Wi...
Here we have pictures that show the result of a Australian Fallow deer that has ...
In the early 1950’s, Remington engineers began research towards a 6mm cart...
Below is the result of a 110gr Barnes TSX, used on a Mule deer, body weight appr...
Introduced in 1968 for the Weatherby Mark V rifle, the .240 Weatherby was yet an...
Below is a fox shot by a Spanish hunter. The fox was shot with a .270 running th...
The first ever short but wide cased 6mm cartridge to be developed was the 6mm Be...
Below is a Red deer stag, harvested with a 7mm Rem Mag loaded with the 162 grain...
The .250 Savage was designed by U.S wildcatter and cartridge designer Charles Ne...
These pics show a 165 lb white tail deer, shot at 170 yards with 139gr Hornady I...
The history of the .257 Roberts dates back to the 1920's, when a wildcatter ...
This 13 year old hunter tagged his first big game animal, a very nice bull Elk, ...
By the end of the 1920's Arthur Savage’s .250-3000 had become a popula...
Below: Wound channel created by the original Berger 180gr 7mm VLD "Hunting&...
The .257 Weatherby was one of Roy Weatherby’s earliest creations and quick...
A black bear taken at 70 yards by Hazel Murray using the 7mm Practical with a 19...
The .25-303 first appeared in the 1930's when Australian wildcatters began l...
Below is a young porker pig, shot by Scott Osbourne with a 7mm08 rifle and 140 g...
The .25-08 wildcat first appeared in the mid to late 1950's. Its creation wa...
The next series of pictures show a South Island, New Zealand Chamois Buck. This ...
In 2004 Winchester announced the introduction of a third cartridge to be added t...
Below is a Canadian Grizzly Bear shot with a .300 WSM. Hazel used the 180 grain ...
During the muzzle loading era, the most common bore diameters in Europe ranged b...
Hazel, so far our .30 cal champion provides us with more to view. Below is the r...
Like the 7x57, the 6.5x57 Mauser is based on the M/88 8x57mm case. Information r...
300 Win Mag, 208gr A-Max, MV 2875fps, impact velocity 2466fps (340 yards) Entry...
Charles Newton has often been described as the father of high velocity. As a car...
The pictures below are of a 90 pound boar shot at a range of 30 yards with a .30...
With the popularity of the 6.5 caliber in Europe it is no wonder that the first ...
Below is a Grizzly bear autopsy. Animal weight was 100-120kg (220-264lb) Rifle w...
The 6.5 Remington Magnum was introduced in 1966 for the Remington Model 600 shor...
Below is an African Oryx taken on safari in Namibia on Orua Ranch. This animal w...
When Sweden upgraded their military service rifle, thousands of surplus 6.5x55 S...
The below pictures are a Red yearling shot with a .308, hunter used 130gr Barnes...
When Winchester released the .284 Winchester in 1963, primarily for hunting, man...
Below we have a series of pictures of an Australian mature Hereford scrub bull a...
The .270 has proven itself as one of the most versatile and effective medium gam...
This Kudu Antelope was shot with a .338 Winchester Magnum, using a 225gr Barnes ...
Shown below is wounding created by a .35 Whelen utilizing Hornady's 200 grai...
Following the immediate success of the .300 WSM in 2001, the .270 and 7mm WSM we...
Below, an Impala shot with the South African made Spartan 300 grain Frontier bul...
The 7x57 was designed during 1892 by the brothers Wilhelm and Paul Mauser of Ger...
One of my own photos - from my poor quality (hardly took any photos) - photo tak...
First experimented with by Wildcatter’s, the 7mm08 is based simply on the ...
The 225 grain Interlock was designed for taking light game such as the Impala. A...
Developed by wildcatter Ken Waters for lever action rifles, the 7-30 Waters is b...
This 60lb pig was shot from 60 yards with a 300gn Hornady hollow point projectil...
The .280 Remington was introduced in 1957. Various sources suggest that Remingto...
Introduced in 1963, the .284 was Winchester’s answer to the .280 Remington...
Introduced in 1917, the 7x64 was created by the famous German cartridge and proj...
The original introduction date of the 7mm Weatherby is unclear, however its appe...
Released in 1953 Americans, Phil Sharpe and Richard Hart designed the 7x61 S&...
When the Mauser brothers designed the 7x57 cartridge for use in their M93 milita...
The 7mm Practical is a cartridge of my own design developed between the years 20...
The 7mm STW was developed by Layne Simpson, gun writer for the Shooting Times We...
The 7mm SAUM was released in 2002 based on a shortened version of Remington'...
In 1963, Winchester introduced the .284, giving hunters optimum power in a short...
Inspired by the Lazzeroni proprietary cartridges, Remington introduced the 7mm R...
In 1886 France adopted the 8mm Lebel, the world’s first smokeless military...
When the .30-30 was introduced in 1895, it was considered a major step forwards ...
The son of the British Commissioner to the West Indies, Arthur William Savage wa...
Toward the end of his second term as President of the United States, George Wash...
Following European trends of the mid to late 1880’s and after exhaustive t...
When the invention of smokeless powder led to France’s adoption of the 8mm...
Designed by the British firm Holland & Holland, the .300 H&H magnum was ...
Based on the .300 H&H case blown out to maximum capacity, the .300 Weatherby...
Although the .300 H&H magnum introduced the American shooting public to the ...
In 1958 Winchester released the .338 Winchester Magnum, a potent, well balanced ...
In 1913 Charles Newton introduced the world’s first high capacity .30 cali...
The .300 WSM was the first of Winchesters short magnum family, released in 2001....
Following the release of the giant .300 Remington Ultra magnum in 1999, Remingto...
Based on the giant .378 Weatherby case, the .30-378 Weatherby was designed as a ...
Over a period of 35 years the British military underwent major technological adv...
Contrary to Hollywood’s portrayal of a culture bound by tradition and unwi...
In 1882, the Russian chief artillery administration opened a commission to explo...
During the 1890’s military powers of the world abandoned single shot infan...
8x57JS Mauser, 7.92x57 Mauser, 7.9mm, 8x57IS Mauser. History At a time of ...
Long before western hunters experimented with the 8mm bore size, Germanic hunter...
During the 1930’s the popularity of the 8mm bore reached an all-time high ...
In 1978, 39 years after RWS released the 8x68 S to the European market, Remingto...
Following the introduction of the .300 Winchester Short Magnum (.300WSM) in 2000...
Few cartridges have retained such long lived popularity as the .45-70 U.S Govern...
The Marlin M1895 in .45-70, released in 1972 has without a doubt been a major su...
The term proprietary cartridge is used to describe a cartridge design that is ow...
(Note: some of these cartridges are or will be explored in full, in the knowledg...
The use of large heavy bullets for precision long range shooting is a fascinatio...
Species Height at wither Chest depth Vitals depth Weight ...
By Nathan Foster You can find Matchgrade products and pricing here! Rifle ...
As part of our ongoing research, we are inviting viewers to contribute autopsy p...
This is a basic drop chart generated for a client. Sample was requested on the f...
The following video details how to anneal an SST or Interbond projectile as desc...
By Nathan Foster The word meplat is a term used in ballistics terminolo...
The below video details the annealing of a Berger VLD to promote fragmentation a...
This article was written in response to a reader asking how to find his COAL wit...
The below tests were performed privately and independently in New Zealand, 2012....
This research has been completed but has yet to be uploaded. Please understand t...
The following downloadable PDF targets are of my own design. I have been using t...
By Nathan Foster You can find matchgrade products and pricing here! ...
By Nathan Foster You can find Matchgrade products and pricing here! ...
By Nathan Foster The subject of breaking in a rifle barrel is one of the most...
Nathan Foster After many years of research and having had many clients take a...
As a hunting guide the biggest problem I am faced with (besides locating game) i...
By Nathan Foster Although I have a passion for hunting medium game and studyi...
By Nathan Foster You can find Matchgrade products and pricing here! Rifle ...
This is a basic drop chart generated for a client. Sample was requested on the f...
This article was written in response to a reader asking how to find his COAL wit...
The below tests were performed privately and independently in New Zealand, 2012....
The following downloadable PDF targets are of my own design. I have been using t...
All though ballistics studies may appear to be a relatively new field of researc...
Developed by American wildcatters in the 1920's, the .22 Hornet was adopted ...
Long before Roy Weatherby developed his high velocity ethos, the Savage Company ...
First introduced by Remington in 1950, the .222 Remington was designed primarily...
By the end of the Second World War, the effectiveness of the German MP43 assault...
Based on the 6mm Lee Navy case necked down to .224 the 220 Swift was released by...
Although Roy Weatherby's cartridges have been extremely successful as well a...
Prior to the advent of smokeless powder the most effective calibers were those o...
The .243 Winchester cartridge released in 1955 was without a doubt, an immense s...
Introduced in 2003 the .223 and .243 WSSM cartridges were created by Winchester ...
Introduced in 1953 the .243 Winchester is based on the 7.62x51 military (.308 Wi...
In the early 1950’s, Remington engineers began research towards a 6mm cart...
Introduced in 1968 for the Weatherby Mark V rifle, the .240 Weatherby was yet an...
The first ever short but wide cased 6mm cartridge to be developed was the 6mm Be...
The .250 Savage was designed by U.S wildcatter and cartridge designer Charles Ne...
The history of the .257 Roberts dates back to the 1920's, when a wildcatter ...
By the end of the 1920's Arthur Savage’s .250-3000 had become a popula...
The .257 Weatherby was one of Roy Weatherby’s earliest creations and quick...
The .25-303 first appeared in the 1930's when Australian wildcatters began l...
The .25-08 wildcat first appeared in the mid to late 1950's. Its creation wa...
In 2004 Winchester announced the introduction of a third cartridge to be added t...
During the muzzle loading era, the most common bore diameters in Europe ranged b...
Like the 7x57, the 6.5x57 Mauser is based on the M/88 8x57mm case. Information r...
Charles Newton has often been described as the father of high velocity. As a car...
With the popularity of the 6.5 caliber in Europe it is no wonder that the first ...
The 6.5 Remington Magnum was introduced in 1966 for the Remington Model 600 shor...
When Sweden upgraded their military service rifle, thousands of surplus 6.5x55 S...
When Winchester released the .284 Winchester in 1963, primarily for hunting, man...
The .270 has proven itself as one of the most versatile and effective medium gam...
Following the immediate success of the .300 WSM in 2001, the .270 and 7mm WSM we...
The 7x57 was designed during 1892 by the brothers Wilhelm and Paul Mauser of Ger...
First experimented with by Wildcatter’s, the 7mm08 is based simply on the ...
Developed by wildcatter Ken Waters for lever action rifles, the 7-30 Waters is b...
The .280 Remington was introduced in 1957. Various sources suggest that Remingto...
Introduced in 1963, the .284 was Winchester’s answer to the .280 Remington...
Introduced in 1917, the 7x64 was created by the famous German cartridge and proj...
The original introduction date of the 7mm Weatherby is unclear, however its appe...
Released in 1953 Americans, Phil Sharpe and Richard Hart designed the 7x61 S&...
When the Mauser brothers designed the 7x57 cartridge for use in their M93 milita...
The 7mm Practical is a cartridge of my own design developed between the years 20...
The 7mm STW was developed by Layne Simpson, gun writer for the Shooting Times We...
The 7mm SAUM was released in 2002 based on a shortened version of Remington'...
In 1963, Winchester introduced the .284, giving hunters optimum power in a short...
Inspired by the Lazzeroni proprietary cartridges, Remington introduced the 7mm R...
In 1886 France adopted the 8mm Lebel, the world’s first smokeless military...
When the .30-30 was introduced in 1895, it was considered a major step forwards ...
The son of the British Commissioner to the West Indies, Arthur William Savage wa...
Toward the end of his second term as President of the United States, George Wash...
Following European trends of the mid to late 1880’s and after exhaustive t...
When the invention of smokeless powder led to France’s adoption of the 8mm...
Designed by the British firm Holland & Holland, the .300 H&H magnum was ...
Based on the .300 H&H case blown out to maximum capacity, the .300 Weatherby...
Although the .300 H&H magnum introduced the American shooting public to the ...
In 1958 Winchester released the .338 Winchester Magnum, a potent, well balanced ...
In 1913 Charles Newton introduced the world’s first high capacity .30 cali...
The .300 WSM was the first of Winchesters short magnum family, released in 2001....
Following the release of the giant .300 Remington Ultra magnum in 1999, Remingto...
Based on the giant .378 Weatherby case, the .30-378 Weatherby was designed as a ...
Over a period of 35 years the British military underwent major technological adv...
Contrary to Hollywood’s portrayal of a culture bound by tradition and unwi...
In 1882, the Russian chief artillery administration opened a commission to explo...
During the 1890’s military powers of the world abandoned single shot infan...
8x57JS Mauser, 7.92x57 Mauser, 7.9mm, 8x57IS Mauser. History At a time of ...
Long before western hunters experimented with the 8mm bore size, Germanic hunter...
During the 1930’s the popularity of the 8mm bore reached an all-time high ...
In 1978, 39 years after RWS released the 8x68 S to the European market, Remingto...
Following the introduction of the .300 Winchester Short Magnum (.300WSM) in 2000...
Few cartridges have retained such long lived popularity as the .45-70 U.S Govern...
The Marlin M1895 in .45-70, released in 1972 has without a doubt been a major su...
The term proprietary cartridge is used to describe a cartridge design that is ow...
(Note: some of these cartridges are or will be explored in full, in the knowledg...
The use of large heavy bullets for precision long range shooting is a fascinatio...
The following video details how to anneal an SST or Interbond projectile as desc...
By Nathan Foster The word meplat is a term used in ballistics terminolo...
The below video details the annealing of a Berger VLD to promote fragmentation a...
This research has been completed but has yet to be uploaded. Please understand t...
Below, the a section of the skin (shield) of a 4.5 year old boar sitting on my o...
Below are pictures of the 75 grain A-max, fired from a .223 rifle which yielded ...
Below, wounding from a .223 caliber rifle using Winchester 55gr soft point ammun...
Spiker Whitetail deer, rifle a Model 7 caliber .243. This was a snap shot in woo...
Below are pictures of a European (Czechoslovakia) Red Stag shot with a .243 Tikk...
Below is the violent wounding 95gr SST. MV 3050fps, range 180 yards, feral goat ...
This Sika spiker was taken with a .243, using a 100 grain Sierra GameKing. Muzzl...
Below is a look at the 87 grain Berger VLD. Joseph Peter used this bullet in his...
Below we have a young hunter with his first wild hog. Our young hunter took his ...
Below is one of my favorites, the 140gr A-Max. Impact velocity here is 2650fps, ...
Below are the results of a 120gr Nosler BT at at impact velocity of approximatel...
Below is the result of a 139gr lapua Scenar used on a feral goat, shot placement...
Below is look at the 140 grain VLD. Muzzle velocity was 2950fps from a very fast...
Below, a spiker Red Deer shot with the 150 grain Hornady SP. Impact velocity app...
Pictures that follow are of a Roe Deer taken at a range of 70 meters by a Spanis...
Not something you see every day, a bear taken with a .270WSM loaded with the 160...
This spike-fork immature bull Moose was taken in the interior of British Columbi...
Here we have pictures that show the result of a Australian Fallow deer that has ...
Below is the result of a 110gr Barnes TSX, used on a Mule deer, body weight appr...
Below is a fox shot by a Spanish hunter. The fox was shot with a .270 running th...
Below is a Red deer stag, harvested with a 7mm Rem Mag loaded with the 162 grain...
These pics show a 165 lb white tail deer, shot at 170 yards with 139gr Hornady I...
This 13 year old hunter tagged his first big game animal, a very nice bull Elk, ...
Below: Wound channel created by the original Berger 180gr 7mm VLD "Hunting&...
A black bear taken at 70 yards by Hazel Murray using the 7mm Practical with a 19...
Below is a young porker pig, shot by Scott Osbourne with a 7mm08 rifle and 140 g...
The next series of pictures show a South Island, New Zealand Chamois Buck. This ...
Below is a Canadian Grizzly Bear shot with a .300 WSM. Hazel used the 180 grain ...
Hazel, so far our .30 cal champion provides us with more to view. Below is the r...
300 Win Mag, 208gr A-Max, MV 2875fps, impact velocity 2466fps (340 yards) Entry...
The pictures below are of a 90 pound boar shot at a range of 30 yards with a .30...
Below is a Grizzly bear autopsy. Animal weight was 100-120kg (220-264lb) Rifle w...
Below is an African Oryx taken on safari in Namibia on Orua Ranch. This animal w...
The below pictures are a Red yearling shot with a .308, hunter used 130gr Barnes...
Below we have a series of pictures of an Australian mature Hereford scrub bull a...
This Kudu Antelope was shot with a .338 Winchester Magnum, using a 225gr Barnes ...
Shown below is wounding created by a .35 Whelen utilizing Hornady's 200 grai...
Below, an Impala shot with the South African made Spartan 300 grain Frontier bul...
One of my own photos - from my poor quality (hardly took any photos) - photo tak...
The 225 grain Interlock was designed for taking light game such as the Impala. A...
This 60lb pig was shot from 60 yards with a 300gn Hornady hollow point projectil...
Species Height at wither Chest depth Vitals depth Weight ...

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