6.5x55 mm Swedish

Loading Bench: 6.5x55 mm Swedish

The 6.5x55 mm Swedish is an age-old cartridge, drafted for military duty by Sweden and Norway in 1894. The 6.5 mm Swede has also been rejuvenated in recent years due to interest in a host of popular new 6.5 mm cartridges and the stream of new bullets, initially intended for those cartridges, that make the now-classic Swede an even better target and hunting cartridge.

Weatherby Mark V: History & Disassembly

The Weatherby Mark V represented a new direction for the company in 1954. While earlier Weatherbys had been built on outsourced actions, Weatherby now had its own proprietary design.

Bergmann’s Extraordinary Pistols

Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?

NRA Museums: 85 Years Of Preserving The Past For The Future

In June 1923, the Official Journal of the National Rifle Association became The American Rifleman, a bi-monthly publication with a staff that included Maj. Julian S. Hatcher, Lt. Col. Townsend Whelen, Capt. Charles Askins, Sr. and a host of others whose names read like a who’s who of legendary gun writers and experts.

Review: Nosler M48 Mountain Carbon

At 6 lbs. even, the Nosler Model 48 Mountain Carbon is a definite lightweight, but with carbon fibers reinforcing both its barrel and its stock, this high-country specialist is designed to outpunch its weight class.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

The Canadian Ross Rifle in Ireland

Of all the firearms in the hands of the Irish Republican Army during the “Irish War of Independence”, the Canadian Ross rifle was probably the oddest, and it was indeed used in small numbers as explored here.

The Variable-Power Optic: History & Performance

When it comes to riflescopes, variable-power units have become almost ubiquitous. To better understand variable scopes—and how to use them properly—you need to know how they work.

The .416 Rigby: History and Performance

Designed from the ground up by William Rigby of the British firm John Rigby & Co., the .416 Rigby matched the power of the .404 Jeffery while also being compatible with bolt-action feed systems.

Rifleman Q&A: Clip vs. Magazine

An American Rifleman reader requests information about the difference between clips and magazines.

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