When law enforcement officers discovered the standard-issue .38 Special didn't provide the stopping power they required, many turned to the hard-hitting .357 Magnum.
Starting its life as the main battle cartridge of NATO, the 7.62x51 (.308 Winchesters) has become a favorite of shooters of every stripe. Whether in competition or game field, the snappy .30 caliber is a thumper.
As more and more people shoot, more and more have become involved with reloading. The discipline has become so popular in New Hampshire that one retailer has dedicated a whole wing to reloading supplies.
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.
A precision rifle is half the equation when it comes to accuracy. The other half, top-notch ammo. There are a few things, however, that must be kept in mind when loading ammunition that will knock the heart out of the 10 ring.
The 9.3x62 Mauser came about as an affordable way to tackle Africa's dangerous game. And it continues to be one of the world's most versatile medium-bore cartridges.
Reloading for personal defense can be a testing process, but a rewarding one. You'll sleep better at night knowing you have created ammunition you can bet your life on.
The .270 Winchester is a red-hot round and has become one of the favorites of hunters. Building this cartridge's popularity was famed outdoor writer Jack O'Connor, who used and wrote extensively about the .270.
It is easy to let a reloading bench get messy and out of control. This is a BIG mistake. Getting into good organizational habits will make you reloading experience safer and more productive.