6.8 Western Candid Look Lead

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.

Head to Head: .308 Winchester vs. .300 Winchester Magnum

Between the .308 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum, which is the better all-around choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Head to Head: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5 PRC

Between the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 6.5 PRC, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

Ruger Unveils New Lever-Action Marlin 1895 SBL Rifle

Ruger’s take on this classic makes for the most rugged Marlin rifle ever made.

5 Best Budget Big-Game Riflescopes

These five riflescopes offer big-game hunters great value at a budget-friendly price.

An Ode to the 7.62x39mm (M43) Soviet

By today’s standards, the external ballistics of the 7.62x39mm Soviet are insipid. And yet, the cartridge remains an excellent choice for hunting common big-game species at practical ranges.

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: .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.

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