Within the hunting community, few topics are as hotly debated as is use of .22-cal., center-fire rifles for hunting deer. Regardless of opinions, the reality is that, each and every hunting season, countless head of big game fall to the petite projectiles where allowed, and likely there’s some unaccounted for, too. That’s no different than larger calibers. A robust, controlled-expansion, high-weight-retention projectile will help maximize the effectiveness of .22-cal. center-fires on deer-size game. Nosler’s 64-gr. Bonded Solid Base PPT fits the bill perfectly. Featuring Solid Base construction and a tapered jacket that’s bonded to the lead-alloy core to prevent jacket/core separation, the protected-point projectile offers high-retained weight for deep penetration. If you exercise due diligence—refraining from questionable shots and accurately placing the bullet—this recipe will help you notch a deer tag.
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The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
The American Civil War was the first conflict in our nation’s history in which telescopic-sighted rifles were employed in combat to any appreciable extent. These muzzleloading, percussion rifles were fabricated by a number of civilian gunsmiths and gunsmithing firms, primarily for benchrest shooting matches.