Behind the Bullet: 30 Nosler
If you’re a velocity hound, the 30 Nosler is among the fastest .30-caliber cartridges housed in a long-action receiver.
Head to Head: .280 Ackley Improved vs. 28 Nosler
The 7mm cartridges are a fantastic all-around choice for any hunter pursuing our most common species. Between the .280 Ackley Improved and 28 Nosler, which comes out on top? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Leupold Custom Dial System: Trajectory Made Simple
Leupold’s Custom Dial System is a quick, simple, reliable system for accurately placing shots at longer distances, and if you have the room to stretch your cartridge’s legs, you will find it to be an invaluable hunting aid.
Behind the Bullet: 7-30 Waters
Developed in 1976 by Ken Waters as a wildcat cartridge, the 7-30 Waters is based on the .30-30 Winchester necked down to 7mm to improve velocity and trajectory, with a significant drop off in felt recoil. In 1984, Winchester began to produce rifles chambered for cartridge, legitimizing Waters’ dream, and establishing it as a commercial cartridge.
Hardware: Hornady 7mm PRC
Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC, Hornady’s 7mm PRC cartridge delivers long, high-BC bullets in a long-action receiver, and temperature-stable, magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity and extended barrel life.
An Ode to the .300 H&H Magnum
There are a few times when a company gets a cartridge design right the first time around; Holland & Holland certainly got it right in 1925 with the .300 H&H Magnum.
Top 10 Magnum Big-Game Hunting Cartridges
Here’s a look at 10 of the best magnum cartridges for big-game hunting.
8 Great New Hunting Rifles for 2023
Here’s a closer look at some of the most exciting hunting rifles introduced this year.
Hardware: CVA Cascade XT
The new XT (X-Treme) is CVA’s precision-oriented rifle in the company’s popular Cascade rifle series, and boasts several features that make it an ideal multipurpose hunting rifle.
Head to Head: 9.3x62mm Mauser vs. .375 H&H Magnum
Among those cartridges which are considered the bare minimum for an all-around choice—and that includes the African heavyweights—the 9.3x62mm Mauser and .375 H&H Magnum are undoubtedly two of the best. Which comes out on top? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.