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GUNS Magazine July 2010 - Page 6

THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 CROSSFIRE GUNS MAGAZINE MAY 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Amberly Dressler Art Director/Staff Photographer Joseph R. Novelozo Art Assistant Jennifer Lewis Advertising Sales Director Anita Carson Advertising Sales Assistant Dana Hatfield Production Manager Linda Peterson Web Site Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill PUBLISHER Roy Huntington LETTERS TO GUNS GUNS Magazine® welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher’s Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com I will admit that .300 Win Mag ammo is available everywhere, but it seems Mr. Barness should do a little more research before he calls a .308 Norma owner a loonie as he did in his May column. I will take my .308 Norma Mag or my .30-338 and duplicate or exceed the .300 Win Mag with approximately 8 or 9 percent less powder. In fact I can almost duplicate .300 Weatherby ballistics in either being only 100 fps slower with the heavy bullets and use 12 percent less powder. Hotrodding either round is not necessary because of the efficiency of the Norma and the .30-338. To duplicate their ballistics with a .300 Win Mag you have to hotrod the rifle and even then you end up short. Winchester was still sitting when Norma brought out the .308 Norma Mag. The .300 Win Mag is a great cartridge, but will never be as good as the .308 Norma Mag or the .30-338. I personally use 7mm necked up to .30 in my .30-338, so I guess it should be called a .30-7mm Mag. I don’t have the neck thickness problem associated with the necked down .338, but the brass is basically identical. Winchester should have adopted the .30-338 cartridge instead of the .300 Win Mag. Mr. Barness, you owe us .308 Norma and .30-338 owners an apology. Phil Beckwith Riverton, Wyoming No Loonies Here sounds like the very people that would take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Now, to me, that just doesn’t make sense. Keep the magazine just as it is, and I just love the “Odd Angry Shot” by John Conner and the military coverage. Jim Howe Owego, New York CONTRIBUTING EDITORS FIELD EDITORS John Taffin, Holt Bodinson, Dave Anderson, Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Mike “Duke” Venturino Sam Fadala, David Codrea, John Morrison, Glen Zediker, John Sheehan, Jacob Gottfredson, Mike Cumpston, John Barsness, Dave Douglas FMG PUBLICATIONS shootingindustry.com Publisher & Editor: Russ Thurman Advertising: Delano Amaguin, 888.732.6461 email: delano@shootingindustry.com americancopmagazine.com Editor: Suzi Huntington Advertising: Denny Fallon, 800.426.4470 email: denny@americancopmagazine.com americanhandgunner.com Publisher & Editor: Roy Huntington Advertising: Steve Evatt, 800.533.7988 email: steve@americanhandgunner.com gunsmagazine.com Editor: Jeff John Advertising: Andrew Oram, 866.903.1199 email: andrew@gunsmagazine.com fmgpublications.com Editor: Sammy Reese Advertising: Scott McGregor, 800.553.7780 email: scott@gunsmagazine.com TEL: 888.651.7566, FAX 858.605.0205 tracy@fmgpublications.com NATIONAL ADVERTISING: 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128, TEL: 866.972.4545, FAX 858.605.0211, anita@shootingindustry.com Special Editions I just have to comment on Mr. Houser’s letter in the May issue concerning David Codrea’s “Right’s Watch” column. He suggest the column should be written by a constitutional scholar rather than a political activist. I certainly hope he doesn’t mean one like our current President, Barack Obama. I’ll just keep reading all different opinions then decide for myself who makes the most sense. When Mr. Houser states Mr. Codrea “shouldn’t be allowed to write for your fine magazine,” he 6 Codrea Defended I have been a subscriber to your magazine for some time now. I look forward to all the articles and all the columns each month. However, I especially look forward to Mr. Conner’s column. I know he likes to portray himself as a knuckle-dragging troglodyte on occasion. I don’t buy it. So many of his articles in the past are so well thought out, erudite and so well written I believe you might have a warrior scholar on your hands. “Pause And Remember” in April’s issue is another excellent article that causes me to wonder if he is not a direct descendant of Thomas Payne. Mr. Payne once wrote America was going through a “time to try men’s souls.” I believe we are again entering such times in this country. Thanks to Americans like Mr. Conner, we have a shining light to continue pointing toward a continuation of our American Heritage and away from those in our midst who would forget our past and push toward mediocrity lack of self dependence, and a total disregard for personal responsibility. I thank God for John Conner and all men and women like him. In my book he, and those like him, are true American patriots. God bless America. Scott Puckett via e-mail In the Optics column by Jacob Gottfredson in the June issue, the “Minimum Agreed Price” for the Konus M30 8.5-32x52mm should be $500. 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