2022 GBA AOTY Winchester 6.8 Western Lead

2022 Ammo of the Year: Winchester 6.8 Western

Any way you cut it, this cartridge is a long-range winner. It maintains its energy at distance, and it’s plenty accurate, too.

6.8 Western: A Candid Look at the New Cartridge

Is the new 6.8 Western as good as it sounds? Here’s a closer look at its accuracy, velocity, aerodynamics and maximum lethal range compared to four popular, proven cartridges.

An Ode to the 7mm-08 Remington

Released in 1980, the 7mm-08 Remington would go on to be considered one of the best deer cartridges ever conceived, and the gamut of 7mm bullets available make it extremely flexible.

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.

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