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Hardware: Norma BondStrike Extreme

Norma’s BondStrike Extreme ammunition is a great all-around choice for the big-game hunter: It is wonderfully accurate and works at a wide variety of ranges.

SHOT Show 2019: Norma BondStrike Ammo

Using a blue polymer tip and a boattail configuration, Norma’s new BondStrike bullet gives the hunter a fantastic all-around ammo choice for game of all shapes and sizes. When the bullet’s lead core is chemically bonded to the copper jacket, expansion is slowed to allow for deep penetration.

New for 2020: Norma 6.5 Creedmoor BondStrike Extreme Ammo

Norma has expanded its popular BondStrike long-range hunting line to include 6.5 Creedmoor factory-loaded ammo and a 6.5 mm bullet for reloading.

Top 7 Long-Range Hunting Loads

Curious about what loads to buy for hunting at greater distances? Here are a few of our top choices for the task.

Are Premium Hunting Bullets Worth the Extra Cost?

It’s no secret that premium hunting bullets offer greater accuracy, higher ballistic coefficients and better terminal performance, but they’re typically about twice as expensive as standard bullets. Is the extra cost justified? Contributor Bryce Towsley investigates.

5 Reasons the .300 Win. Mag. Rules the Roost

Is the .30-06 Springfield not the do-all, be-all and end-all .30? The reality is, anything the ’06 does, the .300 Win. Mag. does a bit better in the same weight of rifle.

Is This The Ultimate Backcountry Rifle?

If you could build a rifle exclusively for the backcountry, which components would you choose? Combining experience afield with the latest in rifle designs and optics technology, we set out to build the perfect backcountry rifle.

Behind the Bullet: 6.5x55 Swedish

While there may be a shine on some of the modern releases in the 6.5mm bore diameter, the 6.5x55 Swedish still makes a sound choice for the practical hunter due to its combination of terminal ballistics, flat trajectory and minimal recoil.

Head to Head: .308 Winchester vs. .338 Federal

Between the .308 Winchester and .338 Federal, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Top Bear Rifles and Loads

Contributor Philip Massaro shares some of his favorite rifles and loads for different bear hunting scenarios.

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