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Range Tested: Federal Premium HammerDown Ammunition

With the introduction of Federal Premium's HammerDown ammo, lever-action hunters have a cartridge designed specifically to maximize their effectiveness in the field.

Top 5 Handgun Hunting Cartridges

While there are many handgun hunting cartridges to choose from, these practical all-around choices rise to the top.

#SundayGunday: Uberti 1866 Yellowboy Carbine

Our latest #SundayGunday features one of the most famous rifles ever made—or rather, a replica of said rifle: the Uberti 1866 Yellowboy.

Behind the Bullet: .45 Colt

Considering that the .45 Colt has been with us for 143 years, it remains a completely relevant, powerful, and well-balanced handgun cartridge, that is equally at home at a Cowboy Action Shoot as it is in the hunting fields.

.45 Colt

I sat down to my reloading bench this morning to put together some .45 Colt ammo for my new Ruger Flattop. It got me to thinking: The .45 Colt just might be the best—or at least the most versatile—handgun cartridge of all time. Of course, that only holds true if you consider the role of a handgun in its traditional sense—a reactive tool for stopping threatening or edible creatures at close range.

A New .45

A couple of years ago, the Louisiana-based firearms distributor Lipsey’s put together a contract with Ruger to produce a Blackhawk Flattop .44 Special revolver. Seems they took notice that quite a few original Flattops in .357 Mag. were making their way to custom revolversmiths to be converted into the better caliber.

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