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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.

An Ode to the .308 Winchester

While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.

Tips for Traveling to Hunt in the COVID-19 Era

If you enjoy traveling to distant locations to hunt—either in the U.S. or across the globe—you’ve likely been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to make your upcoming trips go as smoothly as possible.

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.

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.

Top 5 Mule Deer Cartridges

Any of these five cartridges will set you up for a successful mule deer hunt anywhere they reside.

What Hunters Need to Know About Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Knowledge is power, and the more you educate yourself, the less your chances of catching one of the several dreadful tick-borne diseases.

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.”

How to Punch Back at Recoil

You acquired that magnum rifle for a reason, but the kick it delivered overwhelmed your desire to take it on that elk hunt. Now it just sits in the safe. Throw any one of these six counterpunches to reduce recoil, and put that prized possession back into action.

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