Head to Head: .348 Winchester vs. .358 Winchester
Between the .348 Winchester and .358 Winchester, which cartridge is the better all-around choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
An Ode to the Winchester Model 1886
The Model 1886 remains at the top of the heap of excellent lever-action rifles. Whether new or vintage, having one in your safe is never a bad idea, and it’s a great choice for nearly any big game at ranges suitable for the big rimmed cartridges.
Behind the Bullet: .348 Winchester
The .348 Winchester gives a good balance of striking energy and moderate recoil, and among the rimmed lever-gun cartridges, possesses impressive terminal ballistics.
SHOT Show 2019: Hornady LEVERevolution .348 Winchester Ammo
Hornady has added the classic .348 Winchester to its popular LEVERevolution line, using the 200-grain FTX bullet. With its proprietary Flex-Tip meplat, the FTX bullet is perfectly safe to use in the tubular magazine of the Model 71—and many other lever guns—yet offers the downrange benefit of a spitzer bullet.
Head to Head: .358 Winchester vs. .350 Remington Magnum
Which of these short-action .35s makes the better choice for a prospective buyer? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
Head to Head: .243 Winchester vs. 6mm Remington
Between the .243 Winchester and the 6mm Remington, which offers the best performance for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at what makes each cartridge tick.
Case Study: Decades of Deer Cartridges
Deer rifles and the cartridges loaded in them have run the gamut the last 50 years, from the Winchester 94 in .30-30 Win. to the Weatherby Mark V in .30-378 Wby. Mag. and the DPMS ARL in 6.5 Creedmoor.
Behind the Bullet: .243 Winchester
While there are many cartridges that can handle medium-sized game, the .243 Winchester sits at the top of the heap for good reasons: it’s accurate, easy on the shoulder and delivers enough energy for the task at hand.
Behind the Bullet: 8x57 Mauser
Old is not dead, and though the 8x57 has had to endure vast improvements in cartridge design, powder development and bullet performance, it remains a perfectly viable hunting cartridge.
Behind the Bullet: .308 Winchester
It's time for a history lesson on one of the industry's most commonly used cartridges: .308 Winchester.