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Alternative Ammo: .458 SOCOM vs. .454 Casull

Dennis Bradely takes on one of the most heated caliber debates of modern times—a battle of .45 caliber big-bores.

Top 5 Classic Big-Game Bullets

Some of the 21st century developments in big-game bullets are stellar, but there are many classic designs that have not gone out of favor.

U.S. House Protects Lead Ammo Use

On April 30, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure to protect the use of lead ammunition on a selection of federal lands.

Field Tested: Federal Heavyweight TSS

Associate Digital Editor David Herman traveled to the Yucatan peninsula to hunt ocellated turkey and the elusive coatimundi using Federal’s Heavyweight TSS. Here are his thoughts on the incredibly effective shotshell.

Behind the Bullet: .405 Winchester

Generating just over 3,200 ft.-lbs. of muzzle energy, the .405 Winchester was—at the time of its release in 1904—the most powerful lever-action cartridge available.

Lead Core vs. Monometal Hunting Bullets

There’s no doubt that copper monometal bullets are here to stay. But are they so good that they warrant abandoning lead core ammo altogether? We take a look at the pros and cons of each style.

Review: Winchester 400 Legend

Winchester’s new 400 Legend is a streamlined, mid-sized straight-wall cartridge intended to fill the gap between its wildly popular 350 Legend and the notorious 450 Bushmaster. It is—in our opinion—a masterstroke of genius.

Head to Head: .270 Winchester vs. .308 Winchester

Both the .308 Winchester and .270 Winchester are popular chamberings, and ammo is readily available from nearly every manufacturer. Which comes out on top? We take a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

Top 5 Magnum Cartridges Without the Magnum Name

Not all magnum cartridges bear the name, but still meet all the criteria for the title. Here’s a look at five of the best.

Alternative Ammo: .22-250 Remington vs. .223 Remington

Dennis Bradley puts two varminting favorites up against each other—the speedy .22-250 Rem., and ubiquitous .223 Rem.

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