Category Archives: Classic Cartridges

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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Classic Cartridges: The .45 Colt

If any handgun cartridge deserves to be called a classic it is the .45 Colt. This round was developed by Colt Firearms and the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. about 1872. They did this in conjunction with Colt’s work on the … Continue reading

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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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