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Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

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.

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Top Five All-Around Sporting Cartridges

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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By Dave Campbell
July 08, 2014

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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Scott Roberts wrote:
August 29, 2014

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'.

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