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Winchester Unveils Long Beard XR Turkey Load

Featuring the new-to-the-world Shot-Lok technology, Long Beard XR is capable of producing twice the pellets in a 10" circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.

September 19, 2013

Where's the Ammo? Steve Hornady Responds

Steve Hornady, President of Hornady Ammunition, responds to the recent ammo "shortage."

September 12, 2013

Dove Load Options: Opening Day and Late in the Season

Shots taken on doves are decidedly different between Opening Day and late in the season, thus requiring different loads. See what American Rifleman Managing Editor Aaron Carter recommends for each scenario.

September 05, 2013

Grown-Up Hog Loads

He just couldn't take it anymore. The author shares his true opinions regarding hog loads. If you want to put down a hog, pick up a beast.

September 04, 2013

Where's the Ammo?

It is consumer demand that keeps supplies of ammo nationwide low—and prices high. To figure out why, you might ask your neighbor.

August 29, 2013

Who Needs A Magnum?

Magnum cartridges certainly have their place, but are they really required to take most game? Keith Wood evaluates their purpose and necessity.

August 19, 2013

Winchester AA TrAAcker Shotshells

While not an end-all to hitting flying targets, the TrAAcker can help shooters determine where they are missing, so they can more easily correct.

July 01, 2013

Federal Trophy Copper Slug

The Trophy Copper slug's plastic sabot features an aluminum plate at its base that helps it engage the rifling, promoting accuracy.

May 31, 2013

CCI Quiet-22

CCI's new Quiet-22 is supposed to produce 75 percent less noise than standard velocity .22 LR cartridges. Bryce Towsley put that claim to the test.

May 23, 2013

Double Tap Ammo

From handgun hunting loads to hard-to-find rifle rounds loaded with boutique bullets, the author reports stellar accuracy from all Double Tap ammo he's shot. While pricey, few things are more important to the success of your hunt than your ammo.

April 15, 2013

First Look 2013: Ammunition

Check out this rundown of some of 2013's upcoming ammunition releases—many of which will be on display at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in May.

March 28, 2013

The Glory of Handloading

Handloading's not a new concept, but more hunters are adopting it in order to save money and get through ammunition marketplace shortages.

February 20, 2013

Federal Premium Vital-Shok

Handgun hunters looking for a bullet capable of deep penetration and effective expansion have a new option in Federal Premium's Vital-Shok.

February 04, 2013

Remington Hypersonic Steel

Hypersonic's speed is due to its Xelerator wad. The primer charge pushes up the wad and payload, creating more room for powder to burn and expand.

November 28, 2012

Winchester Razorback XT

Nasty old boars are often protected by layers of mud and gristle plates; tough bullets like the Razorback are desirable.

September 17, 2012