Category Archives: Classic Cartridges

Classic Cartridges: The .44 Magnum

The .44 Magnum cartridge is a direct descendent of the .44 Special cartridge, another great classic. Years ago, a group called “The .44 Associates” began to experiment with improved loads for the old .44 Special. The factory loads pushed a … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The .375 Holland & Holland

I killed the big Asian buffalo bull, pictured above, in 2009, while hunting in Australia’s Northern Territory with Simon Kyle-Little from Australian Big Game Safaris. He was taken with a Ruger #1H, chambered for one of the truly classic cartridges … Continue reading

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The .45 Colt: A History

The .45 Colt cartridge was actually the beginning of the search for effective big-bore handgun cartridges. And this 139-year-old cartridge is still around because it is as effective and useful as it was in the days of the American frontier. … Continue reading

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Classic Cartridges: The .44 Special

The .44 Special cartridge is the result of cartridge evolution initiated by Smith & Wesson. It actually began with the .44 Russian cartridge, which drove a 246 gr. Bullet at about 750fps. Smith & Wesson wanted to develop a similar … Continue reading

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