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Ammunition Crunch Easing

Cartridge Production Up 40 Percent At Vista

President of Vista Outdoor Ammunition Brands Jason Vanderbrink said Federal, Speer and CCI factories are now producing 40 percent more cartridges than it did before the shortage.

Preview: HEVI-Shot HEVI-XII

HEVI-Shot's HEVI-XII, a high-density tungsten shotshell load with increased performance over steel shot, is now available in 12, 20 and 28 gauges.

5 Tips For Better Handloads

Although people get into handloading for many different reasons, the most common one is to save money. Here are five recommendations on how to save when developing loads.

Winchester Super-X Turns 100

Since 1921, Winchester’s Super-X brand has provided hunters and sport shooters with dedicated, dependable loads for rifles and shotguns. To commemorate its centenary, Winchester is offering seven cartridge options packaged in retro-style boxes.

Loading Bench: 6 mm Remington

The 6 mm Remington has been a big part of John Haviland's life for almost half a century. Here's where it came from and what it can do.

Firearm Actions For Mixed-Up Families

Can’t a lefty learn to run a right-hand platform? Sure, but the optimal answer is a firearm with a format that matches the shooter—although there are universally friendly, bilateral options.

The .32-20 Winchester Center Fire: History & Performance

Born from a desire for a faster and flatter shooting cartridge, the .32-20 Winchester Center Fire cartridge came to the world stage at the end of the 19th century as a popular option for revolvers and lever-action rifles alike, but its popularity eventually dwindled as the 20th century progressed.

RCBS: Handloading’s Helping Hand

According to RCBS, there are about 4 million handloaders, and that number grows every year. RCBS is a go-to resource for those crafting their own cartridges.

Rifleman Q&A: Bullet & Primer Sealant

From the archives of American Rifleman, one NRA member questions the importance of the colorful or black-colored paint-like coating around the cartridge necks and primer pockets of surplus ammunition.

The .405 Winchester: History and Performance

Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.

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