Category Archives: Handloading

Speedy & Efficient

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Hornady’s .17 Hornet Delivers Versatile Varmint Performance. The first modern .17-caliber cartridges were all wildcats, primarily because no major bullet

The .308 Winchester

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It’s One Of The Most Accurate Rifle Cartridges Ever. The .308 Winchester is the civilian version of the 7.62x51mm NATO,

Bullets In Motion

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High-Speed Photographs Are A New Tool In Understanding Bullet Performance. One of the early mysteries of bullets was how they

Keep Cool

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During Extended Shooting, Your Rifle Barrel Needs A Little Help Coming Back To Room Temperature. Most of us don’t have

The .30-40 Krag

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This Modest Cartridge Still Offers Fine Performance. The development of practical smokeless powders in the 1880s led to rapid changes.

Tame, Yet Powerful

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The 9.3×62 Mauser Shoots Softly And Hits Hard. The cartridge known as the 9.3×62 Mauser is sometimes called “the metric

The .22-250

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Newer Powders And Bullets Expand The Versatility Of This Long Time Varmint Cartridge. Doubtless some version of the .22-250 appeared

The .35 Whelen

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This Powerful Mid-Bore Round Is Suitable For All North American Game. The .35 Whelen was designed by Colonel Townsend Whelen

The 6.5 x 55

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The Old Swede Still Delivers And Does Its Job Well. In North America the 6.5×55 is almost always called the

The Venerable .45 Colt

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Handloading standard pressure and high pressure ammo. The .45 Colt appeared in 1872, a cooperative venture between Colt’s Patent Firearms

The 6mm PPC-USA

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Benchrest Loading Techniques Have Applications Afield, Too. Dozens of different cartridges were used in the early years of competitive benchrest

Fireforming Brass

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An Important Technique For A Handloader To Learn. Cartridge brass is about 70-percent copper and 30-percent zinc, a relatively low-cost