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Jack O'Connor

About Jack O'Connor

The late Jack O' Connor was one of the most celebrated gun writers of recent times, a long-time Shooting Editor at Outdoor Life and regular contributor to the Gun Digest annual book. He was perhaps best known for his worldwide adventures with the .270 Winchester.

Eleanor O'Connor with a 53-inch greater kudu shot with the 7×57 in Mozambique in 1962. Her professional hunter is Harry Manners.

Forty Years with the Little 7mm

“I think,” says the author, “I've seen more game killed with fewer shots from this modest little cartridge than any other.” Here's the why and how, all of which may well explain the current spate of interest in the 7X57.

Jack O'Connor with a trophy, a stone sheep.

Jack O’Connor: Tips on Big Game Shooting

Jack O'Connor was one of America's most renown gun writers. In honor of his birthday (Jan. 22), we let the gentleman dole out some advice on steadier shooting while big game hunting. His words are still as solid today as they were more than 60 years ago.