Ask Uncle Nick

"7.62" is the metric diameter of the bore of the barrel and "51" is the length of the brass case without the bullet.

What is your opinion of the .221 Fireball?

I would strongly advise you get your rifle checked out by a competent gunsmith.

The cartridge head is enclosed by the barrel, bolt and extractor, making the Model 1924 a very strong, safe design.

Ballistically, the 6.5 Rem. Mag. is the equal of the 6.5-284 Norma and 6.5-06. It offers flat trajectories and deep penetration for hunting all deer species.

With two cans of Lil Gun you have the right propellant for the K- Hornet.

Are there any warning signs for overlong cases before you get a faceful of gas and maybe miss the stag of a lifetime?

Spurting blood means an artery has been hit and dragging marks are the sign of a broken leg.

I'd recommend the Adler lever-action with the synthetic stock and 20 inch barrel for handiness.

I am a big fan of the 7x57mm Mauser and applaud your choice of the Winchester Model 70.

It was put there only to reduce the strain on the firing pin spring.

The higher the sights above the barrel the farther this point is from the muzzle.

I'd like to have my Martini converted to .222 Remington.

Is this problem something I can fix myself or do I need to take the rifle to a gunsmith?

I published data for that old wildcat in my first reloading manual in 1980 and since then have left it out.