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The Advantages of Mild Calibres

By Jeff Brown

Sporting interests are supposed to be enjoyable. When I'm running I much prefer to be in the forest under the shelter of the trees and on a softer surface than pounding the tarmac where I find it boring and harder on my ageing body.


Likewise, with my shooting I much prefer cartridge and firearm combinations that are easy on the ears, shoulder and pocket; in essence, I like mild cartridges. I prefer combinations that don’t bark with horrendous muzzle blast, don’t inflict spine-rattling recoil and don’t cost a king’s ransom each time I squeeze the trigger!


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