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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

Best Rifles and Cartridges for Hunting in Colorado (The LocaCarnivore Expert)

Legend has it there are three seasons in Colorado: football, skiing, and elk. Colorado has spectacular, challenging terrain and abundant big game animals. The Centennial State is home to mule deer, elk, moose, black bear, pronghorn, big horn sheep, and Read More

The .270 Winchester: James Bond in a Brass Suit (The LocaCarnivore Expert)

The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. While the .30-06 Springfield enjoys praise for both the contribution it made to the United States’ military efforts and as a hunting cartridge, the .270, on the other Read More

World’s Top 5 Versatile Hunting Cartridges (The LocaCarnivore Expert)

“Beware the hunter with just one rifle.” This old saying is just as true now as in the past. Such a hunter must use this single gun for everything. They know their rifle inside and out, field strip it blindfolded, 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

LocaCarnivore Expert: Best Cartridge for Long-Range Elk [Virtual Test]

Long-range hunting is all the rage these days. Tales from far off battlefields about one-shot kills at over a mile have fired hunters’ imaginations. Rifles and bullets are now on the market which can sling lead accurately at game animals Read More

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