BTB 340 Weatherby Magnum Lead

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.

Hardware: CZ 600 Alpha

The new CZ 600 Alpha bolt-action rifle offers sophisticated features in an affordable package.

Hardware: Hornady CX

The new Hornady CX bullet is an upgrade of the popular GMX. The company’s ballistic engineers looked at all the attributes of the older GMX design and made some key changes which had an effect on downrange trajectory and terminal performance.

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: .300 PRC

A beltless non-rebated .30-caliber magnum rifle cartridge designed for extreme performance at long range, the .300 PRC is the product of years of tinkering by Hornady. It will handle almost any game in North America and is fully capable of doing double duty as a long-range target choice.

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: 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.”

Belted vs. Beltless Magnum Cartridges

What makes a magnum? Does a magnum cartridge need to be belted? What are the advantages/disadvantages of both designs? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at each to help you make a more informed decision.

The Effects of Barrel Length on Your Rifle

Let’s take a closer look how various barrel lengths, from rimfires to safari guns, play a role in a rifle’s performance.

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