Hunting Bullets Frederick MD

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Wal-Mart Supercenter #2233
301631080
7400 Guilford Dr
Frederick, MD
 
Creager,Richard Allen Jr
(301) 631-9048
5733 Buckeyetown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Creager, Richard Allen Jr
5733 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
 
Gunrunners
47 E Patrick St #2
Frederick, MD
 
Cresap Rifle Club (Linganore Range)
(301) 662-6669
6420 Plant Road
Frederick, MD
 
3 R Gun Shop
(240) 529-4936
7311 Grove Rd Ste O
Friderick, MD
 
Mid Maryland Outfitters Inc
301662821
7700 Grove Rd
Frederick, MD
 
Kmart #3131
301662723
1003 W Patrick
Frederick, MD
 
Mid-Maryland Gun Repair
301898756
11103 Hessong Bridge Rd
Frederick, MD
 
Wal-Mart Store #2756
301644244
1811 Momocacy Blvd
Frederick, MD
 

Choosing a Hunting Bullet

Thinking back several decades, I remember one of my early visits to a gun shop. I was hoping to buy some ammunition for a new hunting rifle. Leaning over the gun counter, I was confused. Subconsciously scratching my head, I wasn't sure what to do next. I scanned from left to right, then back and forth several times. The first thing I noticed was the labeling.

"Fine," I thought to myself, "I'll start with a popular brand."

Names like Winchester, Federal, and Remington were familiar. As a neophyte hunter, it was all so new and, frankly, a bit overwhelming.

"A bullet is a bullet," I thought to myself, "why are there so many different ones on the shelf?"

Fast forward over 25 years, and the decisions are even more daunting today. Specialized ammunition is tailor-made for specific applications. I frequently enter into discussions with new, and even experienced, hunters about how to go about choosing a hunting bullet. I've watched guys do exactly what I did so many years ago; they stand at the counter with a blank look in their eye wondering how in the world they'll make the right decision. Rest assured, while choosing a bullet can be a dizzying endeavor, there are some basic academics that can help you in narrowing your choices.

If you're a new hunter, it often starts like this. You just bought that shiny new 270 WSM deer rifle you've been dreaming about but now you have to decide which ammunition to shoot. Do you go with a 150 grain Winchester Supreme Elite XP3, a 130 grain Federal Trophy Bonded bullet in their Vital Shok line, or perhaps a 130 grain Remington Core-Lokt PSP bullet? Then suddenly, as you continue to gaze across the shelves, that the choices are virtually endless. How in the world does a person make sense of it all?

Few hunters have a clear understanding of the immense range of bullets on the market today. Terminology like X-bullet, Partition, Ballistic Tip, Bonded, Core-Lokt, A-Frame, Fail Safe, Soft Point, Solid Point and a lot more are common in today's ammunition marketplace. Frankly it makes my head spin just thinking about it. The decision always comes down to which one is best suited for you? Most importantly consider application, caliber, design, and weight, then ultimately - how it performs.

Ballisticians favor certain terminology when describing bullet performance. For most of us that terminology can be confusing. In lay terms, bullets are designed for specific applications. Some are made to minimize dispersion (retain their mass). Others are made to maximize speed. Still others are designed to minimize cross wind sensitivity and others are designed to minimize ballistic drop, retain kinetic energy, or maximize penetration. In my ongoing quest for the perfect bullet, I've learned that no single manufacturer has been able to design a bullet that optimizes all of these parameters equally. The trick lies in finding the best-matched bullet with an acceptable balance of these attributes.

High tech is the name of ...

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