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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.

8 Things You Might Not Know About the Ruger Mini-14

Decades old and still vastly popular, Ruger's Mini-14 has few limits. There’s a lot to say about any gun with that much history, so we decided to track down a few things you might not know about the famous rifle.

The Contender: Winchester’s .224 Light Rifle

Rendered in blued steel and walnut, Winchester’s .224-cal. Light Weight Military Rifle could well have become the U.S. Army’s standard arm. But the company gave up on the project in the face of competition from Armalite and its futuristic AR-15.

A Look Back: The Winchester Model 1885 Single-Shot Rifle

Simplicity and timeless design has kept this first Browning rifle in the marketplace.

The .222 Remington Story

Though overshadowed by the .223 Rem., the .222 Rem. is a real performer that many shooters know little about—yet, for four decades, it held the record for the smallest five-shot group fired at a 100-yard registered benchrest match.

A Look Back at the Remington XP-100 Pistol

Big Green’s futuristic pistol ushered in the exotic single-shot hunting pistols 53 years ago.

Tested: Howa 1500 Mini Bolt Highlander 7.62x39 mm Rifle

Chambered for the same round as the AK-47, this rifle and optics package is comfortable and affordable to shoot.

Product Preview: Howa Mini Action Rifle

Equipped with synthetic detachable magazines, the Mini Action Rifles from Howa feature short-action receivers that are scaled down by approximately 12 percent compared to the industry standard size.

Tested: Sauer 100 Classic XT Rifle

One of Germany’s oldest gunmakers has delivered a detachable-box-magazine-fed rifle with a polymer stock to American consumers—the Sauer 100 Classic XT.

So, Are Magnums Dead?

Cartridge preferences are shifting these days, and there are more magnum cartridges out there than ever before. So, why is no one talking about them? Are belts and blazing velocities things of the past? Has America cured itself of Magnumitis?

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