Cartridge Comparison: Old Rounds & Their Modern Counterparts
While some century-old rifle cartridges are still used and popular today, there are modern counterparts that match or best them. Here is a comparisons between five cartridges that are more than 100 years old and their modern counterparts.
True Velocity: Re-Defining The ‘Metallic’ Cartridge
In developing its state-of-the-art centerfire rifle cases, True Velocity Ammunition has moved away from metal and placed polymer center stage. The result is a new self-contained cartridge that is lighter in weight, remarkably consistent from round to round and admirably accurate.
Rifleman Q&A: 8 mm Mauser 'Exercise' Cartridges
I would very much appreciate it if you could identify the origin and purpose of the cartridges shown in these photos. The bullets appear to be wooden, and all of the cases are primed.
Federal Fusion: Inside The Bonded Rifle Bullet
While it has all the technology and history of Federal and Speer behind it, the Fusion line of factory ammunition is a standalone line of centerfire rifle ammo.
Ammunition 101: The Basics Of A Cartridge
Rifle, shotgun and pistol ammunition comes in various shapes and sizes, and while they have some distinct similarities, they also have some important differences in makeup and operation. Follow Aaron Carter as he delves into the the basics of the three different cartridge types.
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.
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.
The .22 Hornet: History & Performance
Originally designed at the end of the 19th century during the blackpowder era, the .22 Hornet has evolved and lives on today, along with cartridges inspired by it, in an evolutionary history explored here.
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.
The Keefe Report: The AR-15's Multi-Caliber Evolution
Until the early 1990s, the AR-15 generally came in just one caliber. Now, nearly 30 years later, its cartridge evolution has closed the gap with similar short-action designs.