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My Wildcat Cartridge

A “wildcat” cartridge is one where a hobbyist shooter comes up with on his or her own unique cartridge usually by necking an existing one up or down to a different caliber. Some get “legitimized” when it proves so popular that a manufacturer puts it into production, such as the .257 Roberts, which is the 7x57mm Mauser necked down to …

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Holland & Holland’s “Little” Big Bore

The .375 H&H cartridge was a total game changer when the British firm of Holland & Holland introduced it in 1912. It was one of the first “belted” cartridges, and probably rivals the .30-’06 when it comes to the number of factory and wildcat cartridges sired. Though the case has a shoulder, it headspaces on the belt, meaning that it’s …

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Hornady’s New All-Range Bullet/Load

Hornady turned to Doppler radar to learn more about its bullets in flight and learned that the polymer tips commonly used in the bullet-making industry sometimes deform, or “slump” in flight, lowering the ballistic coefficient and reducing the bullet’s downrange potential. As a leader in tipped bullet technology, Hornady engineers sought out a new tip material and developed the Extremely …