BTB 275 Rigby Lead

Behind the Bullet: .275 Rigby

The .275 Rigby remains a fantastic choice for the big-game hunter, and has done it all over the course of its 130-year history.

Head to Head: .22 Hornet vs. .218 Bee

Both cartridges are easy on the ears and have minimal recoil, yet are effective for any of the smaller species for which they are suited. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .340 Weatherby Magnum

If the .338 Winchester Magnum puts an exclamation point on the end of the hunting sentence, the .340 Weatherby Magnum highlights and italicizes the paragraph. After all, that’s what the Weatherby cartridges were designed to do, and the .340 Weatherby does it well.

Head to Head: .338-06 A-Square vs. .35 Whelen

Among the ’06 offspring are the .338-06 A-Square and the .35 Whelen, which give the shooter access to a larger frontal diameter and heavier bullet weights than are associated with the .30-06 Springfield. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .416 Ruger

Introduced in 2008, the .416 Ruger is the only commercially produced cartridge in that .416-inch bore diameter designed to fit in a long-action receiver, making it an ideal choice for dangerous game.

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.

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.

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.

Behind the Bullet: .257 Roberts

The .257 Bob certainly has lost popularity of late, but those who still take him afield each fall quietly go about their business, accurately placing shots and taking game without destroying any more meat than is necessary.

Head to Head: .22 LR vs. .22 WMR

Between the .22 LR and .22 WMR, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

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