BTB 7Mm Weatherby Magnum Lead

Behind the Bullet: 7mm Weatherby Magnum

Introduced in the mid-1940s, the 7mm Weatherby Magnum case has minimal taper, maximizing powder capacity, and the correlative muzzle velocities show Roy Weatherby’s penchant for speed. Anything the popular 7mm Rem. Mag. will do, the 7mm Weatherby will do just a bit faster.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

Head to Head: 7mm Remington Magnum vs. 27 Nosler

Between the 7mm Remington Magnum and the 27 Nosler, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Top 5 Mule Deer Cartridges

Any of these five cartridges will set you up for a successful mule deer hunt anywhere they reside.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm STW

Just about every case shape imaginable has been modified to hold both 7mm and .30-caliber bullets, but it was gunwriter Layne Simpson who saw a gap in the lineup: there was no 7mm cartridge based on a full-length .375 H&H case. In 1979, Simpson took the excellent 8mm Remington Magnum and necked it down to hold 7mm bullets, giving his wildcat the name “Shooting Times Westerner.”

Head to Head: .270 WSM vs. 7mm Rem. Mag.

The .270 WSM and 7mm Rem. Mag. are the most popular magnums among the .270 and 7mm cartridges, and with good reason; both offer sensible ballistics which can be managed by most shooters without being overly hard on your barrel. But which makes the better choice for hunters? Contributor Philip Massaro takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each.

Head to Head: 7x57mm Mauser vs. .280 Remington

These classic 7mm cartridges are both excellent designs with long histories of great field performance. What makes or breaks the deal in choosing one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro takes closer a look at the pros and cons of each.

An Ode to the 7mm STW

Seldom encountered today, the 7mm STW was a trendsetter in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although newer, faster cartridges have debuted since, it’s still a solid choice when pursuing big-game in wide-open areas.

Head to Head: 7mm vs. .30 Caliber

Both offer similar power levels, are suitable for similar-sized game and make a perfect all-around rifle for nearly all hunting scenarios. What makes or breaks the deal in choosing one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.

First Look: Federal Terminal Ascent Component Bullets

Federal Premium has made its Terminal Ascent bullets available as a component, perfect for handloaders seeking a reliable hunting performer.

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