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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

Precise Propellant Measuring

Precise measuring of propellant is critical to maintaining consistent accuracy and velocity in reloading, and the best way to ensure consistency is to weigh each charge, or is it?

July 23, 2013

A Classic Returns in .257 Bob

Often overshadowed by the 6 mms, the .257 Roberts is a .25-caliber round that started as a wildcat, but is now being reintroduced in the Model 70.

July 19, 2013

New Propellants Energize the .223 Rem.

There are multiple new powders available for the .223 Rem. that could make some nice handloads.

June 19, 2013

The Tale of Two .32 Specials

Older firearms often need special care, including developing a gentle load to protect the bores.

April 30, 2013

25 Years with the 7 mm STW

The 7 mm Shooting Times Westerner cartridge is a flat-shooting wildcat that went mainstream.

April 23, 2013

.223 Remington Vs. 5.56: What's in a Name?

There is much confusion between the .223 Rem. and the 5.56 NATO rounds.

March 04, 2013

Modern Bullets in Lever-Gun Cartridges

Advances in bullet design have stretched the performance envelope for lever-action rifles.

February 28, 2013