The 450/400 3″ Nitro Express

History The 450/400 3" Nitro Express is a cartridge that not so many people write about, probably for the same reason that you don't hear a lot about the 9.3x62 either: they are quiet achievers. The 450/400 3" was an evolution of the older 450/400 3¼" Black Powder Express cartridge that was given a new lease ...

The 9.3x62mm, A Quiet Achiever

Introduction The 9.3x62 is a caliber that is common in Europe, well known in Africa, especially in countries that were once German colonies, and quite uncommon in the United States. In Europe almost, if not all, rifle manufacturers chamber their rifles for this caliber be they Sako, Sauer, Mauser, Heym, Merkel, Haenel, Blaser, CZ or others. ...

.416 Taylor

Introduction The .416 Taylor is one of those cartridges that started out as a wildcat back in the golden era of wildcatting which lasted from the 1950's up into the 1970's. Created by American wildcatter Bob Chatfield-Taylor, it is simply the .458 Winchester Magnum necked down to .416", or you can make cases by necking up ...

Brenneke Shotgun Slugs for Hunting

Wilhelm Brenneke (1865-1951) was a German cartridge designer who's contribution to the development of sophisticated rifle and shotgun cartridges is largely overlooked outside his native Europe. In the United States shooters are most often only acquainted with his shotgun slugs, but unfamiliar with his rifle cartridges and the unique TIG and TUG bullets loaded in ...

.500 Nitro Express

If you are one of those blessed souls who is in the market for a stopping double-rifle then you are no doubt thinking about what caliber to have it built in. Nowadays there is an elegant sufficiency of readily available ammunition for rifles that will prove effective on the likes of elephant, hippo, and buffalo, ...

.375 Holland & Holland Magnum

The .375 Holland & Holland Magnum was the second attempt by Holland & Holland to create a belted big game rifle cartridge suitable for magazine rifles to be used on African and Asian dangerous game. Their first attempt had been the 400/375 Belted Nitro Express (otherwise known as the .375 Veloplex) and it was made ...

.40 G&A Pistol Cartridge

The .40 G&A pistol cartridge is one that relatively few have heard of but it was one that helped pioneer the creation of the two predominant .40 caliber handgun cartridges we have with us today; the 10mm, and the .40 S&W. The .40 G&A was not just one wildcat cartridge however, it was made in ...

Woodleigh Bullets

Woodleigh bullets have established a strong reputation world wide for their big game and dangerous game bullets but the company is far more diverse than that as they make excellent bullets for smaller calibers as well, in fact many of Woodleigh's customers nowadays are deer shooters. But Woodleigh are a company that grew out of ...