SAAMI Approves 30 Super Carry Lead

SAAMI Approves .30 Super Carry

The .30 Super Carry cartridge has been accepted for standardization by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI).

An Ode to the .41 Remington Magnum

This classic cartridge is a perfect fit for most handgun hunters. Observant hunters will immediately recognize that the .41 Magnum offers notably better external and terminal ballistics than the .357, yet is slightly more shooter-friendly than the .44.

Top 5 Handgun Hunting Cartridges

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

Undisputed Heavyweight Champion: The .500 Maximum

The .500 Maximum is to hunting revolvers what the big Nitro Express cartridges are to hunting rifles. Here’s why.

Behind the Bullet: .41 Remington Magnum

The .41 Rem. Mag. suffers from the lost-middle-child syndrome; it lives in the shadow of the both the .357 and the .44 magnums. But it deserves far better than that. Here's why.

Behind the Bullet: .45 ACP

In spite of the numerous developments in handgun cartridge technology over the last century, it seems that the John Browning designed .45 ACP is as valid and as ever, and we'd bet that assessment will be valid in another 100 years.

Behind the Bullet: .44 Remington Magnum

While there are many classic wheelgun calibers that date back to the late 19th century—the .44-40 and .45 Colt foremost among them—the relatively modern .44 Rem. Mag. has a well-deserved place among the most effective developments for a revolver, and will undoubtedly remain there for our lifetime and beyond.

Behind the Bullet: .357 S&W Magnum

There have been many visionaries in the firearms industry—the John Brownings and the Peter Paul Mausers—but we firmly believe that if for nothing other than the .357 Mag. and .44 Mag., Elmer Keith deserves inclusion into that group. The .357 Magnum is a sound and useful design, one that will continue to be enjoyed by shooters and hunters alike for decades to come.

Behind the Bullet: .38 Smith & Wesson Special

What is it about the veteran cartridge that still appeals to shooters to this day, when there are so many more powerful cartridges available, including the Elmer Keith-upgraded .357 Magnum? Philip Massaro has the answer.

Behind the Bullet: 9 mm Luger

The 9 mm Luger has a respectable resume, serving many military roles including a stint as the U.S. Armed Forces' chosen cartridge.

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