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.
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.”
In the last 10 years, ammunition manufacturers have delivered newly designed cartridges that are more consistent, more efficient and more precise than ever before. Will the century-plus-old .30-06 Springfield have to gracefully hand the “most popular” position to a new leader?
American Hunter Editor David Herman puts the new Savage Impulse to the test on 12,000 acres of South Texas Hill Country. Read on to see how the swift-shooting straight-pull performs.
It’s easy for anyone to be confused by what appears to be an unlimited number of bullet designs on the market today. Cast lead bullets, cup-and-core bullets, bonded bullets, monolithic bullets—what’s all this stuff mean? Here’s a cheat sheet to share with new hunters.
The 6.5mm craze shows no signs of slowing down; in fact, it’s looking to be the bore diameter of the 21st century. Which of these two new cartridges is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.