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Behind the Bullet: 6.5x55 Swedish

While there may be a shine on some of the modern releases in the 6.5mm bore diameter, the 6.5x55 Swedish still makes a sound choice for the practical hunter due to its combination of terminal ballistics, flat trajectory and minimal recoil.

Head to Head: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 7mm-08 Remington

Which of these cartridges represents the wisest choice for hunters, and why should you prefer one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Can You Hunt With It? Model 1896 Swedish Mauser

Contributor Jay Pinsky takes a closer look at the Model 1896 Swedish Mauser to determine whether it’s worthy of a spot in your treasured hunting rifle collection.

Behind the Bullet: 6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5 Creedmoor makes for an excellent hunting cartridge for almost all game south of elk and moose. There’s something to be said for a short, efficient case for someone who shoots often and at high volumes, and the 6.5 Creedmoor is definitely that.

Behind the Bullet: .338 Winchester Magnum

What Winchester sought to do in 1958 was to provide those hunters who pursued the great bears and larger cervids of North America with a perfect choice for their endeavors, as well as developing one the most logical choices for an African light rifle. The result? The .338 Win. Mag.

Behind the Bullet: 6.5-284 Norma

As a hunting cartridge, the 6.5-284 Norma has been touted as one of the best for game animals up to the size of elk.

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