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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:22 pm

From the May/June 2019 RIFLESHOOTER magazine article “Separated at Birth” (Craig Boddington):

“Veterans like Jack O’Connor instantly saw it (.264 Win Mag) wasn’t significantly superior to the .270 Win., which had propelled a 130-grain .277-inch bullet at 3,060 fps since 1925.”

“As judged by Jack O’Connor 50 years ago, perhaps the ultimate in damning with faint praise, I don’t believe the .264 can do anything the .270 Win can’t do. I don’t see it making a major comeback, but it’s still a useful hunting cartridge. I’ll use it now and again and reminisce about bygone days, when I believed everything I read and thought the .264 had magical power.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:18 pm

From the April-May 2019 FIELD & STREAM magazine column “Rifles” (David Petzal):

“A Big Game Rifle Should Weigh 8 Pounds With Scope

Both Jack O’Connor and Warren Page agreed on this, and they agreed on very little else, so if I got a rifle that weighed 8 1/2 pounds, I fretted and obsessed and lost weight and watched my hair fall out.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm

From the June 2019 GUNS magazine article “Best Elk Cartridge?” (Wayne van Zwoll):

“But doubts vanished as sportsmen of stature used the .270 — most notably Jack O’Connor. He liked it and said so.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Thu May 23, 2019 6:11 pm

From the May 2019 SHOOTING TIMES magazine article “Five Great .270 Cartridges” (Layne Simpson):

“The .270 was introduced in the Winchester Model 54, but it was not an instant success. In those days the few firearms writers working regularly were big fans of the .30-06, and little positive mention was made of the new upstart. Some figured the .270 was too small for use on anything but deer. Others opined that its high velocity would be too destructive on steaks and chops.
Then a college professor by the name of Jack O’Connor bought a Model 54 in .270 and later had a number of custom rifles built around it as well. O’Connor proved to the hunting world that the .270 was capable of cleanly taking game as large as moose and elk.
I became a big O’Connor fan during my youth, but I did not get around to hunting with the .270 until the 1960s. I eventually shot enough game with the cartridge to learn a thing or two about its performance. O’Connor was right about it being big enough medicine for elk, but even he admitted that the .30-06 is a better elk cartridge.
O’Connor was also right about powder and bullet weight. H4831 is still the powder to beat, although it has plenty of competition today. Everything considered, 130 grains has proven to be the ideal bullet weight.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Mon May 27, 2019 1:23 pm

The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of SPORTING CLASSICS magazine contains the Jack O’Connor article “New York was Far Away” about his 1956 Canadian Yukon hunt for White Ram (with pictures of the hunt).
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