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An Ode to the 7.62x39mm (M43) Soviet

By today’s standards, the external ballistics of the 7.62x39mm Soviet are insipid. And yet, the cartridge remains an excellent choice for hunting common big-game species at practical ranges.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

13 Most Underrated Whitetail States

Here’s a look at 13 states that deer hunters overlook but shouldn’t.

An Ode to the .308 Winchester

While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.

Tips for Traveling to Hunt in the COVID-19 Era

If you enjoy traveling to distant locations to hunt—either in the U.S. or across the globe—you’ve likely been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips to make your upcoming trips go as smoothly as possible.

What Hunters Need to Know About Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Knowledge is power, and the more you educate yourself, the less your chances of catching one of the several dreadful tick-borne diseases.

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.

Review: Leupold VX-3HD 4.5-14x40mm

Leupold’s VX-3HD riflescopes are lightweight, rugged and well balanced, and included in the line may be the best value for a hunter looking to cover all the bases: the 4.5-14x40mm. With its 30mm main tube, this scope offers a wider range of elevation adjustment than its 1-inch counterparts, as well as better light transmission.

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.

The Effects of Bullet Shape at Hunting Ranges

There’s no denying that modern bullets are nothing short of amazing, but does that mean the older, classic designs are obsolete? Let’s take a closer look at the real-world differences between various bullet designs when used at hunting ranges.

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