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Best Bullets for Black Bear

Hunting black bear in the near future? Before you select your bullet, read on for some in-depth research by contributor Aaron Carter.

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.

Know-How: Prepare to Meet a Predator

Thanks to conservation efforts and sometimes over-the-top protective measures, predators are expanding their range across North America. Here’s what to know, what to carry and what to do should you come face to face with fangs and claws.

Members' Best 2022

Be it a bucket list hunt in a land of giants, an anniversary escape with a loved one, a quick scouting trip turned big-buck showdown or the culmination of a trophy slam, American Hunter readers searched for and found opportunity near and far this past year.

An Ode to the 7mm-08 Remington

Released in 1980, the 7mm-08 Remington would go on to be considered one of the best deer cartridges ever conceived, and the gamut of 7mm bullets available make it extremely flexible.

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.

.45-70 4-Life

While it may lack the speed and shapely beauty of modern contenders, this nearly 150-year-old cartridge continues to prove itself in the field. Whoever said nothing lasts forever obviously never met the .45-70 Gov’t.

Black Bear Magic

Leave the tourists behind in Maine to find an adventure Downeast.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm Weatherby Magnum

Introduced in the mid-1940s, the 7mm Weatherby Magnum case has minimal taper, maximizing powder capacity, and the correlative muzzle velocities show Roy Weatherby’s penchant for speed. Anything the popular 7mm Rem. Mag. will do, the 7mm Weatherby will do just a bit faster.

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