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Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars

Jordan Sillars is a supporting editor at MeatEater who writes about firearms, conservation, and American literature. He hails from the East Texas piney woods, where he likes pursuing squirrels, whitetail, wild hogs, and sand bass (but mostly squirrels).

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Caliber Battle: .450 Bushmaster vs. .45-70 Government

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .450 Bushmaster vs. .45-70 Government

Often attributed to King Solomon, this famous adage pretty well sums up cartridge development over the last 40 years or so: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Some modern cartridges have improved upon their predecessors, but...
Jordan Sillars Dec 2, 2022
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A Beginner’s Guide to Reloading Hunting Ammunition

Firearms

A Beginner’s Guide to Reloading Hunting Ammunition

When the Great Ammunition Shortage began in earnest in the latter part of 2020, many hunters discovered with dismay that reloading supplies were also virtually impossible to find. Those who had stocked up on brass, powder, primers, and bullets were in good shape; everyone else was SOL. Now’s the...
Jordan Sillars Nov 30, 2022
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Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

Firearms

Caliber Battle: .300 Winchester Magnum vs. .308 Winchester

For all the bickering between fans of the .308 Winchester and the 6.5 Creedmoor, both cartridges represent similar philosophies of ammunition optimization (hang with me; we’ll get to the .300 Win. Mag in a second). Both the .308 and the 6.5 seek a balance between power, size, and recoil energy, and...
Jordan Sillars Nov 17, 2022
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Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

Small Game

Bar Room Banter: The Great Squirrel Stampede of 1822

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good, and take notes as we look at America’s most destructive stampede of squirrels this side...
Jordan Sillars Nov 9, 2022
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