Gear > Ammunition

Hardware: Winchester Blind Side High Velocity

Available in a variety of configurations, Winchester's Blind Side High Velocity makes for an intriguing new duck load. Field Editor Kyle Wintersteen decided it was time to put it to the test.

January 07, 2015

10 Things You Didn't Know About Federal Premium

When you've got nearly a century under your belt, some interesting factoids tend to slip between the cracks and get forgotten. After a little detective work—and assistance from the folks in Anoka—we were able to assemble 10 facts that you might not know about Federal Premium Ammunition.

January 05, 2015

NRA Victory on Lead Ammunition

In December 2014, Congress approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act. Included in the act were a number of pro-gun provisions pushed by NRA-ILA that prevent the Obama administration from implementing its anti-gun agenda.

December 30, 2014

Federal Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded 10mm Auto

When it comes to handgun hunting, there is only one factory-loaded semi-auto cartridge that Keith Wood considers a serious contender for use on deer-sized big game: 10mm Auto. Federal Premium set out to develop a 10mm projectile that would penetrate deeply, expand reliably and retain a significant portion of its weight to maintain terminal momentum. How did it stack up afield? Read on to find out.

December 18, 2014

The .375 H&H: Salute to a Great Cartridge

It is often surprising to realize that some of our most useful hunting cartridges have been around for a long, long time. One of Sheriff Jim Wilson's favorites is the .375 H&H cartridge.

December 15, 2014

First Look: Winchester Rooster XR

Winchester's intriguing Rooster XR 12-gauge shotshell possesses arguably the most innovative shot-protecting invention since the cushioned wad. Here are five reasons it's a real breakthrough.

December 11, 2014

Hardware: Winchester Varmint X

Every varmint hunter, whether he be targeting alfalfa-raiding ground squirrels or fawn-eating coyotes, knows what he wants in ammunition: something fast and flat with minimal recoil. Inexpensive wouldn’t hurt, either.

November 07, 2014

Top 5 Whitetail Cartridges

What’s deer camp without a good argument over the best whitetail cartridge?

October 28, 2014

Whitetail Slugfest

Here are four hot new offerings from key slug manufacturers that should help you seal the deal downrange this whitetail season.

October 28, 2014

Barnes: 25 Years of Drop-Dead Reliability

Editorial Director John Zent looks back at the 25-year lifespan of the Barnes X-Bullet.

October 07, 2014

Hardware: .26 Nosler

The .26 Nosler could well be the 6.5mm that finally makes the caliber widely popular in the United States. Why? Find out in this review, taken straight from the pages of American Hunter magazine.

September 15, 2014

The .280 Ackley Improved

Developed by P.O. Ackley and Fred Huntington and known previously by a variety of names such as the “.280 Rem. Ackley Improved 40 degrees,” the .280 Ackley Improved is a more recent addition to the list of wildcat cartridges gone legitimate.

May 20, 2014

Nyati Big-Bore Ammunition

Big-bore, dangerous-game rifles are cool—unless you shoot them a lot. Nyati lives up to its name by loading reduced-recoil practice ammo for dangerous-game rifles.

May 09, 2014

Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey Loads

No longer is 40 yards the extreme distance for turkeys. Reach out and touch them with the latest load from Winchester ammunition, Long Beard XR.

March 10, 2014

Big-Bore Hardware

Scott Olmsted shares which guns and gear he used for a big-game hunt in Africa.

March 04, 2014