Top 6 Low Recoil Hunting Cartridges Lead

Top 6 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

Your hunting rifle doesn’t need to produce painful recoil to get the job done. Here are six centerfire hunting cartridges that are easy on the shoulder yet effective on big game.

Top 5 Big-Game Handgun Hunting Cartridges

Having hunted with a handgun across the globe over the last five decades, contributor Dick Williams shares his top five big-game handgun hunting cartridges.

3 Rifle Cartridges to Hunt the World

From varmints to African dangerous game, contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at three groups of cartridges that cover the entire spectrum.

5 Reasons the .300 Win. Mag. Rules the Roost

Is the .30-06 Springfield not the do-all, be-all and end-all .30? The reality is, anything the ’06 does, the .300 Win. Mag. does a bit better in the same weight of rifle.

American Eagle Announces 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel Varmint & Predator Loads

Federal Premium has announced that it will be expanding its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with the addition of new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The new loads are meant to combine accuracy, consistency and performance on target with an affordable price tag. Shipments of the new products are being delivered to dealers now.

2017 Ammunition Product of the Year: Hornady Precision Hunter

Most modern bullets use polymer tips, but polymer melts at 320-345 degrees Fahrenheit, while bullets can reach temperatures greater than 800 degrees during flight. To counter this, Hornady created the ELD-X hunting bullet with its Heat Shield Tip, which sports a melting point above 700 degrees and degrades far less, making for a more accurate bullet with a higher ballistic coefficient. The company then loaded it in its Hornady Precision Hunter ammo line.

Behind the Bullet: .300 Remington Ultra Magnum

If you like having the biggest, largest and fastest of the .300 Magnums, the .300 RUM is certainly among the top of the heap. While not as efficient or cuddly as some of the milder cartridges, it will certainly put an exclamation point on the end of your hunting sentence.

Behind the Bullet: 6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5 Creedmoor makes for an excellent hunting cartridge for almost all game south of elk and moose. There’s something to be said for a short, efficient case for someone who shoots often and at high volumes, and the 6.5 Creedmoor is definitely that.

Behind the Bullet: .30-06 Springfield

While the .30-06 Springfield has been a father to many successful cartridges, it remains the cartridge by which all others are measured.

Behind the Bullet: .25-06 Remington

Charles Newton and A.O. Neider had a great idea when they mated the .25 caliber bullets with an ’06 case. Over a century after its introduction, hunters are still taking the .25-06 Remington afield to fill their freezers and feed their families.

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