If there were ever a classic rifle design—one that would go on to spawn innumerable copies—it is the Mauser 98. While the vast majority of American hunters rely upon the multitude of popular American bolt-action rifles, they owe a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Mauser’s turnbolt design.
In 2003, Finnish firearms manufacturer Sako released its own variant of the 9.3mm rimless cartridge: the 9.3x66mm Sako, or as it is known in the U.S., the .370 Sako Magnum. It delivers performance on par with the beloved .375 H&H in a package which can hold one additional round in the magazine in a lighter rifle.
Among those cartridges which are considered the bare minimum for an all-around choice—and that includes the African heavyweights—the 9.3x62mm Mauser and .375 H&H Magnum are undoubtedly two of the best. Which comes out on top? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
Both the .35 Whelen and .375 H&H Magnum are classic cartridges that have the horsepower to take larger game species. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Despite the magnum moniker, the .327 Federal Magnum is a pleasure to shoot, giving it a lot of flexibility. It is a viable defensive cartridge, and in a hunting rifle, is a great choice for when shot distances are on the shorter end of the spectrum.