Rifle Ammo

Must-Have Air Accessories

One of my COVID projects was reorganizing the man cave. The process gave me a great opportunity to reminisce, tinker and appreciate the airgun gear I turn...
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The .308, the original...

A reader asked — “Why have you never written about the .308 Winchester cartridge?” Well, why not now? Should be great fun!
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Duke’s years as a...

Readers of my work over the decades may be surprised to learn my primary rifle interest in the late 1970s to early 1980s was varmint rifles and many of my...
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In Praise of the .257...

My .257 Weatherby, that is. Actually, I like the .257 for hunting in most locations, but I associate it most with Africa
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Old west big fifties

From the advent of metallic cartridge ammunition unto this day, .50 caliber rifles have won the hearts and minds of American riflemen.
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The .300 Savage

A swatch of color reined me in. Over the next hour several elk winked in and out of timber below but the slope was rock-rolling steep.
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Lapua New Ammunition Cases 2021
Lapua Launches New Loads,...

A leader in cartridges and components for sport, hunting and professional use, Lapua has expanded their already expansive offerings to include five new...
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Rossi R92 Re-do

A while back I wrote up the stainless-steel Rossi R92 lever gun, chambered in 454 Casull. Being so impressed with its good manners, it was purchased.
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Just Exactly What Is the...

Usually around this time of year, I’ll haul out a calendar and start telling myself deer hunting season is only about eight months away, and it’s time...
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The Nifty .460 S&W Magnum

Versatility gives us more options during dire situations like ammo shortages. Sound familiar?
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The 6.8 Western —...

Have you ever known someone who just had to have the newest gun in the hottest new caliber with the most eye-popping finish, just so he — or she —
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Long Range Grad School |...

If you want a deep-dive into the esoteric world of long-range shooting, Brent T. Wheat goes back to school speaking with ballistic experts Bryan Litz and...
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Levergun Loads: .45 Colt...

The .45 Colt arrived in the early 1870s mostly due to the fact the military would not accept the ’71-72 Open-Top .44 Colt had submitted for the trials.
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Marlin’s Triple-Four

The lure of the lever gun is a contagious one. Once bitten, the symptoms rapidly progress. Cures include names like Marlin, Winchester, or Rossi.
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The .22-250

Big-case .22 centerfires such as the .220 Swift, .22-250 Rem. and .223 WSSM aren’t in big demand at present.
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Don’t Let Primer Crimps...

Handloaders are frugal by nature. We enjoy bargains and freebies so we can load as much ammo as cheaply as possible, so we can shoot more.
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Levergun Loads: .45 Colt...

In part one of this series we saw the history of .45 Colt leverguns, which turned out to be quite recent, beginning in the early 1980s.
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Bullet Selection For .44...

When hunting in the brushy areas of western Washington the .44 Magnum revolver tends to be my first choice,
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Rifle Reloading Basics

Have you been loading handgun cartridges but not bottleneck rifle cartridges because they seem more complex and require more equipment?
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The .40-82 WCF

Naturally we clearly remember the “firsts” in our lives — first gun, first car, first date, etc.
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Big-case .22 Centerfires

Big-case .22 centerfires have fallen out of favor in recent years. My subjective definition of a big-case .22 is those with water capacity starting at...
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New Products December 2020...

CMMG offers the Resolute and Endeavor Rifles in 6.5 Grendel. Available from many ammo manufacturers, the 6.5 Grendel is a worthy addition to the AR platform
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Keeping Up With Cartridges

“That can’t be right,” thought I, but another count yielded the same sums. Just the first 18 years of this century have coughed up 50 new centerfire...
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Cast Bullets in .44 Magnum...

There are several factors involved when choosing a cast bullet for use in the .44 Magnum levergun. First is Overall Length (OAL). If the bullet makes the...
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Metric Mayhem

The metric system (or “SI” for those who wear a man bun) may be the standard throughout most of the world but it hasn’t made much inroad in the U.S.
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Levergun Loads: .44 Magnum

The first issue of GUNS Magazine arrived in January 1955 when I was a junior in high school. It was notable as the first magazine ever dedicated to articles...
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Levergun Loads: .44 WCF

In 1860, B. Tyler Henry received a patent for a truly landmark rifle. With a lever-operated action using a copper cartridge case, the Model of 1860 (or...
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Lapua and SK Rimfire Ammo

I tend to collect rimfire ammo like John Taffin collects six shooters. In recent years I’ve enjoyed shooting .22s more and more, and love to try different...
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The .38 Special and .44...

It seems everyone is always talking about .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum leverguns but what about .38 Special and .44 Special loads in leverguns which were...
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Traditions Nitrofire...

If you’re looking for a simple, weatherproof and impeccably accurate muzzleloader for hunting, the Traditions Nitrofire deserves your first look.
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The Long And Short Of .22 Ammo

The other day I picked up one of my dad’s old cigar boxes from a shelf in my ammo closet and was surprised at how heavy it was.
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Levergun Loads: The .41 Magnum

I spotted what looked to be a pre-Remington Marlin levergun on the used gun rack in a local shop.
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Round-Nosed Reverence

Today’s advancements in bullet technology provide sleek, sexy, needle-nosed projectiles with ballistic coefficients north of .500, intended for ranges...
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Black Hills Ammo

Over the span of about three decades, Black Hills Ammunition has grown from a small part-time operation to one of the most respected manufacturers of...
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Federal Launches New...

The Federal Custom Shop is an all-new way to deliver your preference of the perfect centerfire rifle or shotgun load built by ammunition experts.
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Hunting With Gibbs

The Springfield had been restocked in plain walnut, carefully inletted. Its shape and age-hardened Pachmayr pad, I figured, dated it to the ’60s. The...
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Intermediate Cartridges

Intermediate cartridges are all the rage now. There are so many made for the basic AR platform I wouldn’t presume to think I know them all, although...
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Why The 6.5 Creedmoor?

Apparently the 6.5 Creedmoor has caused more confusion among some male hunters than any other rifle cartridge introduced in the past several decades. Target...
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The Creedmoor Family Grows

About three seconds after the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge was announced, speculation began on necking the case to other diameters. One of the more popular ideas...
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