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Twin-Barrel Conundrum: Side-By-Side Versus Over-Under Shotguns

Follow Aaron Carter as he compares and contrasts the attributes to consider when selecting a side-by-side versus an over-under shotgun.

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.

Setting Up A Sporting Shotgun For Success

The ability to consistently crush clays and connect with flighty game requires a shotgun that not only fits, but also has the features that’ll make your pursuit enjoyable and productive.

Handloads: A Heavy-Hitting 12 Gauge

A virtual “pumpkin,” this heavy-hitting 12-ga. load is composed of a 2" Cheddite hull with a Cheddite 209 primer and 26 grs. of Hi-Skor 800-X propellant.

Latest Loads: .270 Wby. Mag.

Owing to Weatherby’s characteristic extra-long leades, when chambered in one of its namesake cartridges, the company’s rifles—especially in cases of advanced throat erosion—can be persnickety with ammunition at times.

Latest Loads: .308 Win.

The adage “jack of all trades” could be adapted to “jack of all (non-dangerous) hunts” with this utilitarian, .308 Win. big-game load. Containing Barnes Bullets’ 165-gr. Triple-Shock X Bullet (TSX)

Chain Breaker: Hornady’s 6.5 mm PRC

An innovator has introduced a big brother to the 6.5 mm Creedmoor that is poised to become the go-to cartridge for extreme long-range shooting and big-game hunting.

Latest Loads: The Dependable 10 mm Auto

There are circumstances that simply call for downrange performance above what the .40 S&W can deliver, such as big-game hunting and defense against large predators. Enter the 10 mm Auto.

Review: 'The Gunpowder People'

Certain books should be in the library of any serious sportsman; immediate to mind are titles such as Weatherby: The Man. The Gun. The Legend. and John Nosler Going Ballistic: The Life And Adventures Of John Nosler. To these must be added The Gunpowder People by James W. Bequette.

Hodgdon: The Inside Story

Best known to handloaders within the firearm industry, Hodgdon Powder Company’s sphere of influence is farther-reaching than one might expect.

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