Ammunition

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.

The .375 H&H cartridge (middle) bracketed by the .458 Lott (left) and the .458 Winchester Magnum (right).

Greatest Cartridges: The .375 H&H Magnum

Renowned British firm Holland & Holland came up with the .375 H&H more than 100 years ago. But to this day, the medium-bore cartridge is among the most versatile hunting rounds available.

A .458 (left) and a .500 Nitro Express (right), each tipped with a 500-grain round nose bullet.

Round Nose Bullets, Too Often Overlooked

Round nose bullets should definitely have a place on a reloader's bench. They are a superior close-range option, remaining as accurate as a spitzer, while delivering more energy on target.

Stick powder on a scale.

Gunpowder or Things That Make You Go Boom!

Nowadays, reloaders have every type of propellent at their fingertips. But to get the most out of a cartridge, reloaders must understand the different powders' properties. Master ballistician Philip Massaro breaks down what you need to know about powder.