The Best Long-Range Hunting Cartridges On the Market

The Best Long-Range Hunting Cartridges On the Market

Over the last decade, long-range hunting has taken the sport by storm. Entire businesses and many competitions have sprung up dedicated to furthering the sport. The most popular long-range hunting cartridge is the .28 Nosler. Its speed and bullet weights are capable of downing large game from long distances. The 7mm Rem Mag, .30 Nosler,…

The Flattest-Shooting Rifle Cartridges: A handy table

The Flattest-Shooting Rifle Cartridges: A handy table

Right now, shooters are obsessed with flat-shooting rifle cartridges. The advent of precision rifle competitions and the laser rangefinder has increased the public’s desire to go long. But what are the flattest shooting rifle cartridges? The flattest-shooting popular rifle cartridge at 1,000 yards is the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum, followed by the .26 Nosler, the .28…

Caliber to MM Conversion Chart for All Cartridges

Caliber to MM Conversion Chart for All Cartridges

Many shooters are confused because there are two different systems for measuring the bore diameter for a cartridge: (1) the caliber system measuring the diameter of the bore of the barrel in inches, and (2) the same measurement, but in millimeters. This page will explain the problem as clearly as possible. The manufacturers of ammunition…

Long vs Short Action: Chart of Rifle Cartridge Lengths

Long vs Short Action: Chart of Rifle Cartridge Lengths

Rifle actions come in different lengths to accommodate different lengths of bullets. Knowing the action length of a rifle is important to understand what length of bullet you can put in the rifle. In general, cartridges under 2.8″ in overall length are considered short action. Cartridges between 2.8″ and 3.6″ are long action, and cartridges…

Rifle Recoil Table: Updated for 2022 with all popular cartridges

Rifle Recoil Table: Updated for 2022 with all popular cartridges

I have spent literally hundreds of hours collecting the information in this blog post. I created it because other recoil databases I found online are dated and do not have the depth of research to truly compare cartridges apples-to-apples. For those of you who are new to firearms, let’s discuss the basics of what recoil…