BTB 27 Nosler Lead

Behind the Bullet: 27 Nosler

Nosler took the venerable .270 caliber to a new level with the introduction of the 27 Nosler. Conceived as a 21st century upgrade, the cartridge delivers previously unobtainable downrange ballistics by pairing the ultimate combination of case capacity with modern long-for-caliber bullets.

Dialing vs. Holdover for Hunting

Younger hunters seem to be more apt to embrace the ‘dial’ method, while those with a bit more snow on the roof are skeptical of the moving parts. Here’s a closer look at compensating for trajectory in the modern era.

Best Rifle Bullets for Deer Hunting

What happens after you pull the trigger depends on your bullet choice. Choose wisely.

Hardware: Nosler Model 21

The new Model 21 is packed with cutting-edge features, including a wire EDM machined receiver, nitride-coated, fluted bolt, TriggerTech trigger, Shilen match-grade stainless steel barrel, and a rugged, lightweight synthetic stock.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

Head to Head: 7mm Remington Magnum vs. 27 Nosler

Between the 7mm Remington Magnum and the 27 Nosler, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

An Ode to the .338 Lapua Magnum

Created for the battlefield, this military-turned-hunting cartridge is a top choice when pursuing big game both near and far.

Head to Head: .257 Roberts vs. .25-06 Remington

Between the .257 Roberts and the .25-06 Remington, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm STW

Just about every case shape imaginable has been modified to hold both 7mm and .30-caliber bullets, but it was gunwriter Layne Simpson who saw a gap in the lineup: there was no 7mm cartridge based on a full-length .375 H&H case. In 1979, Simpson took the excellent 8mm Remington Magnum and necked it down to hold 7mm bullets, giving his wildcat the name “Shooting Times Westerner.”

Hardware: Tikka T3x Lite

The Tikka T3x Lite is a wonderful balance of portability, accuracy and dependability. It’s available in time-proven varmint and big-game calibers, has a user-adjustable trigger, the action is nicely bedded and it carries like a dream.

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