Winchester Model 88

For Throwback Thursday, here's a classic lever gun that has become the author's go-to rifle.

SHOT Show 2019: Hornady LEVERevolution .348 Winchester Ammo

Hornady has added the classic .348 Winchester to its popular LEVERevolution line, using the 200-grain FTX bullet. With its proprietary Flex-Tip meplat, the FTX bullet is perfectly safe to use in the tubular magazine of the Model 71—and many other lever guns—yet offers the downrange benefit of a spitzer bullet.

Behind the Bullet: 8x57 Mauser

Old is not dead, and though the 8x57 has had to endure vast improvements in cartridge design, powder development and bullet performance, it remains a perfectly viable hunting cartridge.

Behind the Bullet: .243 Winchester

While there are many cartridges that can handle medium-sized game, the .243 Winchester sits at the top of the heap for good reasons: it’s accurate, easy on the shoulder and delivers enough energy for the task at hand.

Behind the Bullet: .308 Winchester

It's time for a history lesson on one of the industry's most commonly used cartridges: .308 Winchester.

Head to Head: .243 Winchester vs. 6mm Remington

Between the .243 Winchester and the 6mm Remington, which offers the best performance for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at what makes each cartridge tick.

Head to Head: .358 Winchester vs. .350 Remington Magnum

Which of these short-action .35s makes the better choice for a prospective buyer? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .348 Winchester

The .348 Winchester gives a good balance of striking energy and moderate recoil, and among the rimmed lever-gun cartridges, possesses impressive terminal ballistics.

An Ode to the Lever-Action Rifle

What is it about a lever-action rifle that still appeals to us all?

An Ode to the Winchester Model 1886

The Model 1886 remains at the top of the heap of excellent lever-action rifles. Whether new or vintage, having one in your safe is never a bad idea, and it’s a great choice for nearly any big game at ranges suitable for the big rimmed cartridges.

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