BTB 450 Bushmaster Lead

Behind the Bullet: .450 Bushmaster

If you want a cartridge that will handle deer and bear at woods distances in any state while providing the capability of being a rock-solid defensive cartridge, the .450 Bushmaster should have a place near the top of the list.

Head to Head: 7mm PRC vs. 7mm Remington Magnum

One is a newbie and the other ranks among the most popular hunting cartridges sold to this day, but both have appreciable characteristics. Which cartridge is the better choice for the hunter? Here’s a detailed look at the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm PRC

Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC, Hornady’s brand-new 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.

Head to Head: 6.8 Western vs. .270 Winchester

Between the .270 Winchester and the new 6.8 Western, which cartridge is the better all-around choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .275 Rigby

The .275 Rigby remains a fantastic choice for the big-game hunter, and has done it all over the course of its 130-year history.

Head to Head: .22 Hornet vs. .218 Bee

Both cartridges are easy on the ears and have minimal recoil, yet are effective for any of the smaller species for which they are suited. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: .340 Weatherby Magnum

If the .338 Winchester Magnum puts an exclamation point on the end of the hunting sentence, the .340 Weatherby Magnum highlights and italicizes the paragraph. After all, that’s what the Weatherby cartridges were designed to do, and the .340 Weatherby does it well.

Hardware: Winchester Copper Impact

Winchester has revamped its monometal performer in the new Copper Impact ammunition line, expanding the game-taking ability of its tried and tested Copper Extreme Point bullet introduced in 2018. No matter your quarry, you won’t be disappointed with its performance.

Head to Head: .338-06 A-Square vs. .35 Whelen

Among the ’06 offspring are the .338-06 A-Square and the .35 Whelen, which give the shooter access to a larger frontal diameter and heavier bullet weights than are associated with the .30-06 Springfield. Which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Hardware: True Velocity Ammunition

True Velocity has released a line of rifle ammunition that uses polymer cases, and while the concept may sound bizarre, it works.

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