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The Breechloading Sharps: History & Performance

The Sharps breechloader was a truly innovative design that came right on the eve of America's western expansion. The lever-action design helped to secure the west and excelled on the target ranges as well.

The Versatile .270 Winchester: Handloading Tips & Recipes

I must move within social circles with those who are cognizant of effective ballistics, because hunters regularly tell me that their main big-game rifles are chambered in .270 Winchester.

Reloading the .243 Winchester

We have all heard the old saying, “beware of the hunter with only one gun.” My guess is that it started with a guy shooting a .243 Winchester.

6.8 mm Western: Winchester Charges Ahead

The Winchester 6.8 mm Western cartridge uses the longest and heaviest projectiles ever designed for the .277 caliber – while fitting in short actions – resulting in unprecedented efficiency in the field.

The .300 Winchester Magnum

The .300 Winchester Magnum was not the first, and is certainly not the last, large-capacity cartridge to fire .30-cal. bullets.

Silk & Steel: Firearm-Wielding Women on the Frontier

From the days of the first colonists and the Wild West to today, American women have been an integral part of our firearm heritage. This is just part of the story of women and their guns.

Loading Bench: The 6mm Creedmoor

The count of .24-cal. rifles that remain in our home and others that stayed for a while then headed on down the road is rather high. My wife’s 6 mm Rem. has now been her constant companion for hunting deer and antelope for more than 40 years.

Handloads: 7 mm-08 Remington

The 7 mm-08 Rem. has been a favorite hunting cartridge of mine going on 30 years now. A broad selection of bullets has always been one of its best attributes.

The .500 S&W Magnum: Most Powerful Handgun Round In The World

In 2002, Smith & Wesson developed the .500 S&W Magnum, the most powerful handgun round in the world. Here's how it was done.

Barrett Fieldcraft: Longer Range With Shorter Barrels

Think you need a long, heavy target barrel and a magnum cartridge to make long shots? Think again. A pair of Barrett Fieldcrafts—one suppressed—may change your mind.

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