Well whilst in town the other day I wandered into Smiths and took a look at the rack and there was the July 2010 #53 issue. Had a flick through and though Oh well we will give it a go. Now on reflection I wish that I had not wasted the money. The only thing I can really say in it's favour is the quality of a lot of the photos. The last article in this issue was one I wanted to read. Should have done it in the shop in on the 25-06 and Oh deary me. According to the writer the 25-06 uses the same heads as the 250 savage, 257 Weatherby and the .257 roberts. Of course he says Bullet head of which we know there is no such thing. No wonder some new shooters don't know the proper terminology .
Then he is biased towards the 25-06 against the 270 Winchester completly avoiding the fact that the .270 also uses 150 grain bullets. According to him there is only a 130 grain loading
Carr is up to his usual diatribe of advertising in his write ups. I guess we are supposed to be suitably impressed at the prices he pays for his stuff and wonders upon wonders it seem that Carr has discovered that a telescope is useful in stalking on low ground after other species than Reds. I'll wager he is the first to ever do so
And horror amongst horrors the tester on the new Ruger Hawkeye discovered it has a pressure point bedding in the fore stock. Seems he has never heard of this and assummes it was just not relieved enough in production. Luckily he didn't take a rasp or sand paper to it. He also has a quite dig at Ruger for their trigger implying it's not a high quality one or was he implying that unless we swop it out immediaitly upon purchase we are not doing it right not sure on that one. However it was refreshing to see actual precision of grouping reported which was 1 1/2" -2" depending upon the ammunition it was fed. There was a little light glimmering in the distance. A bit of factual reporting. I had to have a lie down with the faint feeling the shock brought on.
Oh well at least I know once again not to buy the magazine. I do try once every year or so to see if it's improved but sadly it's got an awful long way to go.
Sorry Selena you have you work cut out there girl.