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Gear Test: Kalahari Standouts

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach highlights some of the gear that helped make his trip to South Africa's Kalahari Desert for plains game an overwhelming success.

A Closer Look At Norma Ammunition

Best known for offering tough-to-find loadings and top-shelf components, Sweden’s Norma also has a full line of premium mainstay cartridges for match shooters and hunters.

What I’m Shooting Now-Sako 85 Brown Bear

Since returning from the Annual Meetings two weeks ago I have been putting myself through a crash familiarization with a newly introduced model—the Sako 85 Brown Bear.

A Century of Brass and Bullets

Today, Norma offers match load and hunting bullets with performance that is nearly unrivaled.

Handloading the 6.5x54 mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer

The previous owner of my 6.5 carbine bought another cocking piece and had a gunsmith screw a Williams aperture sight on top, making the rifle more friendly to older eyes.

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?

Handloads: 6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer

The previous owner of my 6.5 carbine bought another cocking piece and had a gunsmith screw a Williams aperture sight on top, making the rifle more friendly to older eyes.

Modern Big-Game Bullets

Understanding the wide world of modern big-game bullets requires understanding how they are made, what they are made of and what they are made to do. Oh, and then you need to factor in accuracy, expansion and penetration, too.

The Adaptable .22-.250 Rem.

The .22-.250 Rem. is an adaptable round that can be loaded to cover any shooting situation from long-range varmints to casual plinking.

An Analysis of Game Bullets

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the February 15, 1924 issue: An Analysis of Game Bullets.

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