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Speer Pumps Up the 10mm with 200 Grain Gold Dot

The 10mm Auto cartridge has had its ups and downs, as I detailed in The 10mm: Thor’s Hammer for Semi-Auto Pistols a few months ago.  In its original incarnation, as loaded by Norma, this hot round propelled a 200 grain Read More

Ruger Brings Back the Classic 6.5×55 Swedish (New Rifle Review)

The 6.5mm cartridges are the hot ticket, right now.  With all the hyperbole about the 6.5 Creedmoor, and others, it’s high time the 6.5 family’s great scion got some attention.  I refer to none other than the wonderful, 6.5x55mm Swedish. Read More

Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester (LocaCarnivore Expert)

What’s the most popular, yet least glamorous, hunting rifle cartridge? The .308 Winchester. Developed for the U.S. military to replace the time-tested .30-06, this wonderful, flexible round traces its DNA back to the .300 Savage. Based on lessons learned from Read More

5 Deer Hunting Tips to Increase Your Success [Video]

Deer hunting.  Everybody, and we mean everybody, has advice on how to hunt deer.  Some are spot on, others qualify as deer UFO conspiracy theories.  There are many ways to hunt deer, but you have to cover the basics, first.  Read More

Crimp Your Cartridges! (The Factory Secret For Better Loads)

A worrisome thought occurred to me as I pulled the last .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge from my rifle’s magazine after a successful whitetail hunt in Montana.  The rounds looked odd, not right in the least.  Good news–bad news.  Good news, Read More

Is There Such a Thing as a Brush Gun? [Video]

The idea some cartridges can bust their way through thick brush has been around since guns have been used for hunting.  Are some better suited to the task than others? Cartridges with a brush buster reputation have common characteristics.  They Read More

10 Secrets to Puttin’ the Sneak on Dinner (LocaCarnivore’s How to Hunt Series)

I admit it.  I’m not a Ninja, or a Navy SEAL, or any other such clandestine operative.  So what do I know about sneaking up on anything, let alone hyper-alert game animals?  Turns out, plenty.  Why?  Because I watch the Read More

The .30-30 Winchester: More Than You Think [Video]

The underappreciated .30-30 Winchester has, in all likelihood, taken more deer for more years than any other center-fire rifle cartridge in history.  Introduced in the late 19th century, it used the then new smokeless powder to produce velocities beyond what Read More

LocaCarnivore Expert: Best Deer Hunting Cartridges (New Study)

Deer. Say the word and hunters’ hearts across America—and the world—will beat faster. The most popular big game animal by a wide margin, deer, and their close cousins, roam almost every continent. The U.S. alone is home to more deer Read More

First Day of Whitetail Deer Season

The first day of rifle season for deer and elk is always fraught with worry.  This year, we knew I’d have to harvest my deer first because I had drawn an antlerless whitetail tag and my husband didn’t.  We went Read More

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