The .45 ACP: History & Performance
Spurred by the need for a more powerful cartridge from the experiences of the Moro Rebellion in the Philippines, the .45 ACP has enjoyed extensive popularity in both military and commercial circles for more than a century.
The .270 Winchester Short Magnum: History & Performance
Based off the earlier magnum cartridges like the .375 H&H Mag., Winchester developed a shortened magnum load for short-action rifles and introduced it in 2001 as the .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM).
The .38-40 Winchester Center Fire: History & Performance
Developed from the larger .44-40 Winchester Center Fire, the .38-40 WCF was introduced in the late 19th century as a lighter-recoiling alternative for lever-action rifles and revolvers.
The .357 Magnum: History & Performance
Created by Smith & Wesson during the Great Depression, in the past eight decades, the .357 Mag. cartridge has seen no shortage in popularity nor the amount of models chambered for it.
The .204 Ruger: History & Performance
Created as a collaboration by Hornady and Ruger to deliver a light recoiling and flat shooting rifle cartridge for varmint hunters, the .204 Ruger has a relatively short history but plenty of performance as explored by Dave Campbell.
The .38 Smith & Wesson: History And Performance
Introduced in 1877, the .38 Smith & Wesson proved to be a popular revolver cartridge at the end of the 19th century, and was extensively used by the British well into the 20th century.
The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum: History And Performance
First released in 2003, The Smith & Wesson .500 Magnum is one of the most powerful cartridges developed for a revolver built on the company's X-frame.
7.62 NATO And .308 Win.: History & Performance
Developed after the end of World War II off of the .30-'06 Sprg. cartridge, the 7.62x51 mm NATO and .308 Win. have and continue to dominate the centerfire rifle cartridge markets.
The .405 Winchester: History and Performance
Now largely a forgotten footnote in cartridge development, the .405 Winchester was once the most powerful rimmed cartridge capable of use in a lever-action rifle and was a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt.
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.