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Tom Turpin

About Tom Turpin

Tom Turpin is the author of several hundred published articles and a contributing editor to Gun Digest. His published books include "Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood & Metal," and "Modern Custom Guns, 2nd Edition," both available at GunDigestStore.com.

A hunter with a rifle chambered .30-06 Springfield will find the world his oyster.

Greatest Cartridges: The Amazing .30-06 Springfield

Since the invention of gunpowder there has been endless debate over the mythical “best all-around cartridge.” There are all sorts of contenders, but one can make a really convincing argument for the .30-06 as that cartridge.

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Greatest Cartridges: The Indispensable .45 ACP

When it comes to pistol ammo, there is perhaps no more renowned cartridge than the .45 ACP. The heavy round earned its stripes and grew in popularity after nearly three-quarters of a century of service as the U.S. Military's sidearm.