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While the 6mm-caliber cartridges that can be considered “great” are few in number, some have long and storied histories.12 Great 6mm Cartridges Ammo

12 Great 6mm Cartridges

Steve Gash - August 20, 2020

While the 6mm-caliber cartridges that can be considered “great” are few in number, some have...

The Winchester Model 52 is a fine, handbuilt smallbore match rifle that was once known as the king of the .22s among competition shooters.Winchester Model 52 Review Rifles

Winchester Model 52 Review

Joseph von Benedikt - July 20, 2020

The Winchester Model 52 is a fine, handbuilt smallbore match rifle that was once known as the...

Using Ramshot Enforcer and 230-grain bullets, .45 ACP muzzle velocities over 1,000 FPS at safe, standard-level pressures are possible.45 ACP Fast Loads Reloading

45 ACP Fast Loads

Brad Miller, Ph.D. - January 02, 2018

Using Ramshot Enforcer and 230-grain bullets, .45 ACP muzzle velocities over 1,000 FPS at...

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and hammer-forged. Each is interesting in its own way.How Barrels Are Rifled Gunsmithing

How Barrels Are Rifled

Allan Jones - August 05, 2020

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and...

Cutting-edge projectiles provide unprecedented performance in the venerable old workhorse, the .30-06.Get the Most Out of the .30-06 Ammo

Get the Most Out of the .30-06

Joseph von Benedikt - April 01, 2019

Cutting-edge projectiles provide unprecedented performance in the venerable old workhorse, the...

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but during his lifetime he was popularly called the “pioneer benchrester.”  Harvey Donaldson: Pioneer Benchrester Gunsmithing

Harvey Donaldson: Pioneer Benchrester

Joel J. Hutchcroft - May 07, 2019

Harvey A. Donaldson may be best known for his .219 Donaldson Wasp wildcat cartridge, but...

Like situational ethics, standards of accuracy vary according to circumstances.Accuracy: It's All Relative How-To

Accuracy: It's All Relative

Terry Wieland - May 09, 2019

Like situational ethics, standards of accuracy vary according to circumstances.

The .224 Valkyrie was created to provide optimal long-range performance, and matching factory-load ballistics with handloads is relatively easy..224 Valkyrie Reloading Tips Reloading

.224 Valkyrie Reloading Tips

Lane Pearce - January 29, 2019

The .224 Valkyrie was created to provide optimal long-range performance, and matching...

The new Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifle is just as unique, innovative, and performance-oriented as the company's legendary shotguns.Benelli Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle Review Rifles

Benelli Lupo Bolt-Action Rifle Review

Joseph von Benedikt - July 21, 2020

The new Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifle is just as unique, innovative, and performance-oriented...

Some of the coolest new optics introduced this year range from Aimpoint's new COMPM5B red dot to Zeiss's Precision Rings and include Trijicon's Ventus laser rangefinder that measures wind speed via its ground-breaking Doppler LIDAR engine and a lot more. Here's a quick look at 17 hot new products.17 New Optics for 2020 Optics

17 New Optics for 2020

Joel J. Hutchcroft - July 23, 2020

Some of the coolest new optics introduced this year range from Aimpoint's new COMPM5B red dot...

How can a shorter-barrel revolver have higher velocities than a longer-barrel semiauto pistol? Here's why.Revolver vs. Semiauto Pistol: A Ballistic Oddity Handguns

Revolver vs. Semiauto Pistol: A Ballistic Oddity

Allan Jones - May 15, 2019

How can a shorter-barrel revolver have higher velocities than a longer-barrel semiauto pistol?...

The heart of the newest Model 70 is, of course, its action.Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS Review Rifles

Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS Review

Greg Rodriguez - September 23, 2010

The heart of the newest Model 70 is, of course, its action.

I consider keeping bullets from the .22 LR close together at 300 yards to be as challenging as shooting the .300 Winchester Magnum at 1,000 yards. It can be frustrating while at the same time being lots of fun for not a lot of money. Using accurate ammunition in an accurate rifle wearing an excellent scope along with good wind flags makes it even more enjoyable.Ruger 10/22 Competition Rifle at 300 Yards Rifles

Ruger 10/22 Competition Rifle at 300 Yards

Layne Simpson - August 11, 2020

I consider keeping bullets from the .22 LR close together at 300 yards to be as challenging as...

Handloading the .38 WCF is a bit more involved than handloading for other cartridges, but Reloading .38 WCF for Rifles Reloading

Reloading .38 WCF for Rifles

Lane Pearce - July 22, 2020

Handloading the .38 WCF is a bit more involved than handloading for other cartridges, but...

Whether hunting broad-reaching beanfields or river-bottom timber, African svelt or frosty tundra, these tips will help you choose the right scope for the job.How To Choose a Scope Optics

How To Choose a Scope

Layne Simpson - September 23, 2010

Whether hunting broad-reaching beanfields or river-bottom timber, African svelt or frosty...

With a 16.25-inch-long barrel, a tritium front sight and an aperture rear sight, Springfield's M1A Tanker chambered in .308 is a handy defensive carbine.Springfield Armory M1A Tanker .308 Review Rifles

Springfield Armory M1A Tanker .308 Review

Joel J. Hutchcroft - August 25, 2020

With a 16.25-inch-long barrel, a tritium front sight and an aperture rear sight, Springfield's...

Improved bullet ballistic coefficients lead to greater performance and accuracy downrange without upping blast and recoil. Here's why.Improved Ballistics a Key to Accurate Long-Range Shooting How-To

Improved Ballistics a Key to Accurate Long-Range Shooting

Rick Jamison

Improved bullet ballistic coefficients lead to greater performance and accuracy downrange...

The 6mm Creedmoor is a new member of a wonderful family of 6mm-caliber (.243) cartridges; it's easy to handload and should make its mark in the hunting fields, just as it has in competitive shooting.6mm Creedmoor Load Data Reloading

6mm Creedmoor Load Data

Layne Simpson - August 19, 2019

The 6mm Creedmoor is a new member of a wonderful family of 6mm-caliber (.243) cartridges; it's...

The Winchester .350 Legend is a no-nonsense whitetail thumper tailored for rifle hunters in the Heartland.Winchester .350 Legend Rifles and Ammo Available Right Now Ammo

Winchester .350 Legend Rifles and Ammo Available Right Now

Payton Miller - August 21, 2020

The Winchester .350 Legend is a no-nonsense whitetail thumper tailored for rifle hunters in...

The straight-wall .450 Bushmaster rifle cartridge is seeing a surge in popularity with new factory ammo and AR carbines like the Rock River Arms LAR-15M; here's a full review and test report on how the rifle performed with the Rock River Arms LAR-15M .450 Bushmaster - Reviewed & Tested Rifles

Rock River Arms LAR-15M .450 Bushmaster - Reviewed & Tested

Steve Gash - June 15, 2020

The straight-wall .450 Bushmaster rifle cartridge is seeing a surge in popularity with new...

A unique load for the .450 Bushmaster is Hornady's new Subsonic offering. It's loaded with the company's 395-grain Sub-X (Subsonic–eXpanding) bullet that is designed to expand and penetrate but not break up.Hornady .450 Bushmaster Subsonic Ammo Ammo

Hornady .450 Bushmaster Subsonic Ammo

Steve Gash - August 13, 2020

A unique load for the .450 Bushmaster is Hornady's new Subsonic offering. It's loaded with the...

Considering how popular the .270 Winchester has become, it's a great mystery why more .270 caliber (6.8mm) rifle cartridges  have not been introduced.5 Great .270 Rifle Cartridges Ammo

5 Great .270 Rifle Cartridges

Layne Simpson - May 28, 2019

Considering how popular the .270 Winchester has become, it's a great mystery why more .270...

It's a great time to be a gun guy or gal because firearm manufacturers are gleefully inventing, refining, and adding cool extensions to their lines. In shotguns, this means more purpose-driven special models and variations. As you'll see, new offerings range from sexy sub-gauge over-under field guns in 28 gauge and .410 Bore to advanced-capability, home- and personal-defense scatterguns. Here are my selections for the most interesting new shotguns.10 New Shotguns for 2020 Shotguns

10 New Shotguns for 2020

Joseph von Benedikt - July 08, 2020

It's a great time to be a gun guy or gal because firearm manufacturers are gleefully...

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