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Nosler AccuBond Long Range Bullets

Closing the distance for an ideal shot isn’t always feasible due to terrain features. It was for such long ranges that Nosler ABLR bullets were created.

August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Impossible .22 Rimfire

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.

August 21, 2014

Top Five All-Around Sporting Cartridges

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

July 08, 2014

The M855A1 Cartridge: A Long Time Coming

The M855A1 cartridge is the Army’s fourth version of a lead-free 5.56 mm projectile, capping a 15-year effort that quite likely consumed $100 million.

May 28, 2014

Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge

Spanning a decade-and-a-half, the process of adopting the lead-free 5.56x45 mm NATO M855A1 ball cartridge was hardly transparent. In the end, however, testing indicates that our troops ended up with a better combat round.

May 21, 2014

The .221 Remington Fireball Fits

Loaded with the proper propellants, the .221 produces about 90 percent of the .223’s velocity with bullets weighing up to 55 grains. See the full review on the .221 Rem. Fireball here.

May 14, 2014

The Enduring .35 Remington

Once a staple of “woods” whitetail deer hunters, today there are few new rifles being chambered in .35 Rem. John Haviland takes a look back, and a glace forward, at this iconic rifle chambering.

April 18, 2014

The .25-45 Sharps: A New “Old” Cartridge

The .25-45 Sharps was designed to provide a larger caliber for hunters wanting to use an AR-platform rifle.

April 17, 2014

Rimfire Screamer: The .17 WSM

Winchester’s new .17 WSM redefines rimfire performance.

January 31, 2014

An American Favorite: The .243 Winchester

Countless young hunters shoot rifles chambered in .243 Win. to take untold numbers of big game, despite assertions from big-bore advocates that the .243 is marginal, at best, for smaller big-game animals. How do they do it?

November 18, 2013

America’s Rejected Caliber

Look at the numbers and you will see there is a lot to like about cartridges with bullets measuring 0.358" across. Some are well-loved and respected, but seldom do shooters vote for them with their pocketbooks. Bigger is better, right? So why not .35?

October 23, 2013

Leading the Way: Barnes Bullets

With all the hype about non-lead projectiles these day, here’s a look at how and why Barnes’s engineers created the monolithic X Bullet, and the improved copper bullets that have followed.

September 26, 2013

Advances in U.S. Sniping Ammunition: From Vietnam to Afghanistan

The long-range capability of American military snipers has saved the lives of many service personnel on the battlefield. Developments in rifles and optics are only part of the story. There has also been a revolution in the accuracy and performance of the ammunition they use.

September 12, 2013

Drawing Down Jacketed Bullets for Obsolete Cartridges

Can't find bullets for your oddball rifle? While you may have heard of bullet swaging, you can also "draw down" bullets for obsolete cartridges.

September 04, 2013

Teamwork

By working together, Winchester Ammunition and Savage Arms have brought to market the .17 Winchester Super Magnum (WSM), a cartridge that is poised to redefine the role of rimfires.

July 24, 2013