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SAAMI approves three new cartridges

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) just announced approval for three new rifle cartridges, all aimed at sporting use. .277 SIG Fury First off, the new .277 SIG Fury, developed b...

More details on Remington’s break-up sale

A while back, we told you US-based firearms manufacturer Ruger was buying Marlin, a subsidiary of Remington, in the wake of Remington's bankruptcy. We also said other pieces of Remington were being sold off els...

Is there an ammunition shortage in Canada?

Is there an ammunition shortage in Canada right now? Recently, I went to my local Canadian Tire, looking for .30-30 ammo. The shelves were empty—none of the classic low-priced (or formerly low-priced, at least)...

Big Game & Small Cartridges

If you want to pick a fight, tell a hunter they’re using the wrong cartridge. A .243 Win for elk, are you nuts? A .300 Win Mag for deer?! There’ll be no meat left to take home to your family. The list of condem...
6.8 SPC

Calibre’s Calibre: 6.8 SPC

Since the creation of the M16, and the adoption of the small 5.56mm NATO round it fires, much has been made about the lethality of the round’s small bore projectile. After all, in civilian circles, the average ...
221 Fireball

Calibre’s Calibre – .221 Fireball

In the early 60s, Remington was working on building a highly accurate experimental pistol based on their Model 600 rifle. Called the XP-100, the actual gun was relatively easy to develop, but Remington wasn’t h...