Hardware Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint Lead

Hardware: Franchi Momentum Elite Varmint

In addition to its excellent fit, function and accuracy, the Momentum Elite Varmint sports a rugged, synthetic stock engineered specifically for varmint hunting and is outfitted with a removable cheek rest, checkered-polymer grip and versatile camo.

Behind the Bullet: .300 PRC

A beltless non-rebated .30-caliber magnum rifle cartridge designed for extreme performance at long range, the .300 PRC is the product of years of tinkering by Hornady. It will handle almost any game in North America and is fully capable of doing double duty as a long-range target choice.

Head to Head: .300 Wby. Mag. vs. 8mm Rem. Mag.

Both cartridges are based on the H&H belted case, generate impressive velocities and have a wide range of bullet weights. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .350 Rigby Magnum

The .350 Rigby Magnum is vastly overlooked even among rifle cranks but was at one time as popular as the .375 H&H Magnum. Released in 1908, it is an entirely original design, and was the first to feature the sharp 45-degree shoulder which is the hallmark of the Rigby designs.

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.

Behind the Bullet: .450 Nitro Express

Despite its rarity today, we all owe the .450 Nitro Express a debt of gratitude for the simple fact that it established a ballistic formula upon which so many dangerous game hunters rely.

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: .17 Hornet

The .17 Hornet, son of the classic .22 Hornet, is a well-balanced design. Sharing the rimmed design of the parent case, it feeds nicely in a bolt-action repeating rifle, provides pinpoint accuracy and minimal recoil, and checks all the boxes for varmint hunting.

Head to Head: .300 H&H Magnum vs. .300 Winchester Magnum

Between the .300 H&H Mag. and .300 Win. Mag., which cartridge is the better design and makes more sense 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.”

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