Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Duane Siercks
Last time I started a post concerning the cartridges that once were very popular and often times outstanding performers that have all but disappeared. I listed three cartridges then, and would now I would like to continue that list. The cartridges that I mentioned before were the 222 Remington, 6mm Remington, and the 257 Roberts. These three are excellent cartridges that give very good performance and accuracy.
Some others that are certainly worth mentioning at this time would be the all but obsolete 222 Remington Magnum. The Triple Deuce Mag was an extremely accurate round that lost out to the 223 Remington. One can read the history in most reloading manuals. My goal is to remember these cartridges. The next that I would mention would be the twin cartridges namely the 250-3000 Savage and its larger brother the 300 Savage. In their day they were top of the line performers and excellent cartridges in their own right. Even today, any of the cartridges that I have mentioned will certainly not limit your capability in the field or on the range. Get them out and dust them off. Let’s enjoy these old troopers again.