BTB 270 WSM Lead

Behind the Bullet: .270 Winchester Short Magnum

Loosely based on a shortened .404 Jeffery case with the rim rebated to the .535-inch case head of the H&H family, the .270 WSM was the third commercial cartridge using the .277-inch bore diameter, and betters the velocity of the .270 Winchester by 200 to 250 fps.

Behind the Bullet: 360 Buckhammer

Remington’s new 360 Buckhammer straight-wall cartridge is optimized for lever-action rifles, deadly and accurate out to 200-plus yards.

Head to Head: .17 HMR vs. .22 WMR

Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of two of the most popular magnum rimfire cartridges. Which comes out on top?

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.

First Look: Winchester 400 Legend

Winchester introduces the 400 Legend, a new straight-walled cartridge that offers superior ballistics, deep penetration, excellent accuracy and quick knockdown.

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.

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