Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years—some with ridiculous names and others with little ballistic benefit over factory offerings. But a few have offered real advantages and gone mainstream. Here, a veteran handloader reminisces about some of his favorites.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article, originally posted here in Sept. 2010 and now seemingly more timely than ever, we look at why the most popular round in the world is more difficult to manufacture than most realize.
Winchester Ammunition has launched WinchesterTV.com, its new, online destination site with more than 175 television episodes featuring dynamic hunts and adventures captured on film during the past decade.
In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. During that project, he tested different ammunitions to see how they would perform in a home-defense scenario. Here are the results.
The top 'All-Around' sporting cartridge for versatility is the 30'06. You can take any/every North American game with it. Many of the other wonderful cartridges named would be used for the same game, ie .270, .30-30, .308 etc. The .375 H&H is great for African/Dangerous Game, many great varmint rounds .223, 22-250, .220 Swift etc. Lots of great choices for whatever you want to put on the table. God Bless America!
John Thomas wrote: August 27, 2014
Who is this Campbel person? Never heard of him and I have been an NRA member since 1944, now a Benefactor member. I have been into reloading since 1937. How many here can make that claim?? You name it and I've probably reloaded it over the years after millions of rounds. The .30'06 tops the list followed by the venerable 30'30 with the .270 coming in 3rd. To me Campbel is, to quote an old Navy term, 'Smoke Stacking' Don't forget the Korean war was just that a 'WAR' not a conflict, as stated, with 8,000 MIAs unaccounted for. I know it well as a member of 'THE CHOSIN FEW'.