Category Archives: Classic Cartridges

‘The Caliber Wars:’ Does the Round Really Matter?

I used to think that we gunwriters brought out the old “9 mm vs. .45 ACP” articles when we ran out of something else to write about. But, now I’m not so sure, because I see the same debates going … Continue reading

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Bullets For Tough Critters

Richard Mann and I, among others, have been trying to point out the value of using premium rifle bullets when hunting really tough critters. Conventional soft-point rifle bullets are fine for deer hunting but simply won’t always get the job … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The .30/06 Springfield

The .30/06 Springfield is one of the greatest cartridges ever developed in America. Like many of our great cartridges, the .30/06 began life as a military round. Following the Spanish American War, the Army was re-evaluating its weaponry and spent … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The 7×57 Mauser

One of the world’s most useful rifle cartridges, the 7×57 Mauser, was developed by Mauser Co. of Germany in 1892. It was adopted as the Spanish military round in 1893 and soon taken up by Germany, France, and various other … Continue reading

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