The 7×66 SE Vom Hofe

A Thoughtful Oddity The 7x66 Super Express Vom Hofe cartridge has enjoyed a dedicated following in Europe but is almost unheard of in the United States. It is a cartridge that has recently experienced something of a renaissance however as it has been effectively redesigned and reborn as the 28 Nosler: the principle difference between the ...

Madsen M47

Background History The Madsen M47 bolt action rifle is an interesting design from the company that also made the famous Madsen recoil-operated machine gun. The Madsen hailed from Denmark, the nation that also gave us the 30-40 Krag rifle and the beautifully made Schultz & Larsen sporting rifles, which among other claims to fame, were the ...

The .300 Holland & Holland Magnum

Introduction: The Dawn of the Belted Cartridge Case The story of the .300 Holland & Holland Magnum traces all the way back to 1905 when British rifle-maker Holland & Holland wanted to make .375" caliber magazine rifles (i.e. bolt action rifles) to compete with the 9.5 Mannlicher and the .375 Flanged Nitro Express 2½" Velopex. The ...

The Falling Block Double Rifle

Introduction: The Break-Action Double Rifle The double barrel action has long been established as a shotgun action, ideal for providing an effortless second shot, and able to be made as an elegant looking, and instinctive handling gun. I don't know about you, but my preference for a shotgun is a quality side by side double which, ...

Schultz & Larsen Rifles

Introduction In the United States Danish riflemaker Schultz & Larsen is not particularly well known among recreational shooters and hunters, despite the fact that one of the most popular bolt action hunting rifles for Americans was once the Danish Krag–Jørgensen chambered for the 30-40 Krag cartridge. The Krag–Jørgensen rifle was launched into popularity in the United States ...

Prinz No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

Introduction: Naval Guns Were Single-Shots I wonder if you've ever considered that the artillery and naval guns of the First and Second World Wars were single shots? Most artillery guns probably still are. My own father served as a D.E.M.S gunner (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship) during the Second World War, and after the war he would ...

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