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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.

Hardware: CCI Maxi-Mag Segmented HP 22 WMR

CCI's new .22 WMR Maxi-Mag Segmented Hollow Point uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue.

Behind the Bullet: .22 WMR

Driving a 40-grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of between 1875 and 1910 fps, if you desire to pursue furbearers and varmints at ranges beyond what the .22 LR can handle, the .22 WMR is your cartridge.

Shot Placement 101: Where to Shoot a Deer

The goal of every shot at game is to guide the bullet to the perfect place on the animal so it enters the body and disables or destroys vitals resulting in a swift kill. Here’s a detailed look at the various options that get the job done.

Tested: Smith & Wesson Model 648 .22 WMR Revolver

Outfitting this smooth-cycling .22 WMR wheel gun with a red-dot optic makes it a potent small-game hunting option. If you’re looking for more punch than a .22 LR pistol can provide, with tight groups to boot, this wheel gun deserves your consideration.

Top 10 Varmint and Predator Loads

Here’s a look at the top 10 varmint and predator loads available right now. Thanks to widespread availability and quality manufacturing, many of these loads are fairly inexpensive yet highly reliable.

Tips and Tactics for Hunting Western Cottontails

Here are some tips and tactics that will help you get rabbits in your crosshairs.

Top 7 Rimfire Cartridges of All Time

Here’s a look at the seven best rimfire cartridges ever made. Some are standouts because of performance, while others make the cut based on groundbreaking innovation and longevity.

Top 6 .17 HMR Hunting Loads

Seeking the best load for your .17 HMR? We put six to the test to ease your decision-making process.

Top 6 .22 WMR Hunting Loads

Looking to diversify your .22 WMR ammunition stockpile? Here’s the lowdown on six prevalent loads.

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