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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.

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.

#SundayGunday: Kimber Super Jägare

Get a closer look at the Kimber Super Jägare, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday video series.

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.”

#SundayGunday: Kimber Rapide Black Ice

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Behind the Bullet: 6.8 Western

Winchester and Browning have collaborated to produce the 6.8 Western—a new take on the concept of the .270 WSM, using heavier bullets and a faster twist rate than previous iterations of the Winchester cartridges have used. Essentially, the 6.8 Western picks up where the .270 WSM leaves off, and delivers a whole lot more.

2021 Hunting Handgun of the Year: Kimber KHX Custom (OI) 10mm Auto

Kimber is one of the big dogs in 1911 handguns, and when the company mated its 5-inch 1911 with a Trijicon RMR red-dot sight, the resulting KHX Custom (OI) turned out to be an excellent hunting handgun when chambered in 10mm Auto.

Behind the Bullet: .375 Ruger

The .375 Ruger is simple, effective, affordable and shootable, and truly mirrors the velocities of the H&H case in a cartridge housed in a standard long action with a beltless, rimless design.

Behind the Bullet: .223 Remington

Undoubtedly one of our nation’s favorite cartridges, the .223 Remington is capable of hair-splitting accuracy in a properly built rifle, has enough velocity for a respectable trajectory, and with the heavier bullets with a higher BC, can resist wind deflection rather well.

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.

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