Behind the Bullet: 30 Nosler
If you’re a velocity hound, the 30 Nosler is among the fastest .30-caliber cartridges housed in a long-action receiver.
Head to Head: .280 Ackley Improved vs. 28 Nosler
The 7mm cartridges are a fantastic all-around choice for any hunter pursuing our most common species. Between the .280 Ackley Improved and 28 Nosler, which comes out on top? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each.
Behind the Bullet: 7-30 Waters
Developed in 1976 by Ken Waters as a wildcat cartridge, the 7-30 Waters is based on the .30-30 Winchester necked down to 7mm to improve velocity and trajectory, with a significant drop off in felt recoil. In 1984, Winchester began to produce rifles chambered for cartridge, legitimizing Waters’ dream, and establishing it as a commercial cartridge.
Head to Head: .22-250 Remington vs. .224 Valkyrie
Between the .22-250 Remington and the .224 Valkyrie, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
Hardware: Hornady 7mm PRC
Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC, Hornady’s 7mm PRC cartridge delivers long, high-BC bullets in a long-action receiver, and temperature-stable, magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity and extended barrel life.
An Ode to the .300 H&H Magnum
There are a few times when a company gets a cartridge design right the first time around; Holland & Holland certainly got it right in 1925 with the .300 H&H Magnum.
Behind the Bullet: .370 Sako Magnum
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.
Head to Head: 9.3x62mm Mauser vs. .375 H&H Magnum
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.
Behind the Bullet: .17 HMR
Hornady’s dive into a .17-caliber rimfire was met with fanfare, as it truly was—and still is—a decided improvement over the long-range ballistics of any of the .22 rimfire cartridges.
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.