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7mm Remington Magnum: The Velvet Hammer (LocaCarnivore Expert)

The year is 1962.  American shooters and hunters are gripped by a mighty force—Magnum Fever.  This syndrome, characterized by a never satisfied desire for greater and greater bullet velocity, stalked the land since 1956 when Winchester introduced the .458 Winchester Read More

Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges (The LocaCarnivore Expert)

Recoil. The word conjures bruised shoulders, scope smacked eyebrows, and severe flinches which make accurate shooting impossible. Recoil has plagued shooters from the earliest harquebuses. No one (if they’re honest) likes recoil. Some may tolerate and compensate for it better Read More

LocaCarnivore Expert: Best .338 Magnum (Showdown at the High-Power Corral)

Power. If you, the hunter, need or want it, look no further than the .338 caliber magnums. They offer not just raw violence (at both ends of the barrel) but also flatter trajectories than the big-bores and consummate accuracy. .338 Read More

The .375 H&H Magnum: When Everything is on the Menu, Including You

“Why do you drag that heavy African safari gun around the Rocky Mountains?” My hunting partners asked, incredulous anyone would bring such a powerful caliber on a mule deer and elk hunt. Why indeed? My memory flashed back to the Read More

LocaCarnivore Expert: The .30-06 Springfield (One Cartridge to Rule Them All)

Is the .30-06 the world’s most versatile hunting cartridge? Many hunters say yes. Adopted by the U.S. military in 1906, the .30-06 served for over five decades and through three wars. This jack of all trades has been used to Read More

All-American Heavy Weights: Three Hard-Hitting Cartridges from the Home of the Brave

Europeans, the British in particular, introduced powerful big game cartridges to the world, designed to bring down the planet’s largest and fiercest animals. The United States arms industry, for the most part, lagged behind until after the Second World War. Read More

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