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The Survivor Cartridges

By Matthew Cameron
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Why is it that some cartridges, often over 100 years old, continue to take a large variety of game when many others have fallen by the wayside, victims of a more modern age? Others have limped along and finally faded into obscurity despite the fact they were decent useable cartridges, merely affected by public whim.

 

Any list is a product of a single author’s thoughts, other shooters might have different ideas on what should be included. Some cartridges started life as black powder rounds and were converted to smokeless propellant. Others were initially military rounds that still survive.

 

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