Category Archives: Handloading

The .30-30 Winchester

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Sometimes We Forget How Well Our Old-Timey Cartridges Work By John Barsness The first question about handloading the .30-30 Winchester

Sixguns And The .45 ACP

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Loading For Auxiliary Cylindered Single-Action Revolvers By John Taffin Forty-five years ago, graduate school took me 500 miles away from

Case Forming

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Reloaders Make Their Own Cases For Obscure, Obsolete Or Scarce Cartridges By John Barsness One of the more gratifying aspects

Big Little Bore

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Handloading The Federal .327 Magnum. By John Taffin “Arguably the most important cartridge development for mainstream sport revolver handgunners since

Cold Cold to Hot Hot

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Smokeless Powders Lose Temperature Sensitivity, Part 2 By John Barsness The quarter-century after World War II saw the biggest economic

Reverse Evolution

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The Son Of The .41 Magnum—The .41 Special—Is For Handloaders Only. By John Taffin One of our best sixgun cartridges

The Modern Era Arrives

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Smokeless rifle powders, Part 1 Most people consider history as wide-spaced major leaps, disregarding the incremental steps between, the reason

Once Upon A Smallbore

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Reloading The .32 WCF—Now Known As The .32-20—Is Rewarding And Run. By John Taffin Winchester’s lever-action 1873 was the first

The 8×57 Mauser

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Germany’s Storied Military Rifle Cartridge Had Many Twists And Turns During Its Service Life. By John Barsness The 8×57 is