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Hunting Ammo: What to Look for in a Big-Game Bullet

Contributor Aram von Benedikt details the critical characteristics necessary for an effective deer, elk or moose round, and lists his own personal favorites.

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.

Federal: 100 Years of Hunting Ammo

Over the century, Federal has risen to become one of the most dominant brands in the hunting ammo market. Here’s a look back at how it all happened.

.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.

Best Rifle Bullets for Deer Hunting

What happens after you pull the trigger depends on your bullet choice. Choose wisely.

Hardware: Wilson Combat .458 SOCOM Recon Tactical

The Recon Tactical is Wilson Combat's vision of a practical, all-around AR for rigorous tactical training, hardcore hunting or all-purpose field applications.

Behind the Bullet: 6.8 Western

Winchester and Browning have collaborated to produce the 6.8 Western—a new take on the concept of the .270 WSM, using heavier bullets and a faster twist rate than previous iterations of the Winchester cartridges have used. Essentially, the 6.8 Western picks up where the .270 WSM leaves off, and delivers a whole lot more.

Head to Head: .25-06 Remington vs. 6.5 Creedmoor

With a sleek bullet, both cartridges maintain over 1,000 ft.-lbs. of energy out the 500-yard mark, and both offer a trajectory any hunter can quickly adapt to. What makes or breaks the deal in choosing one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro takes closer a look at the pros and cons of each.

Sierra Bullets to Acquire Assets of Barnes Bullets

Clarus Corporation’s subsidiary Sierra Bullets, L.L.C., the Bulletsmiths, was selected to acquire certain assets relating to the Barnes Bullets brand of specialty hunting bullets in a chapter 11 bankruptcy auction process conducted by Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries.

How to Choose a Hunting Bullet

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.

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