Best Of — Handloading

The “Old Four”


The .257, .270, 7mm And .300 Weatherby Magnums Are Still Top Performers. Roy Weatherby grew up during the Great Depression

The .38 Special


Still “Special” After More Than 100 Years. The .38 Special is the most popular centerfire revolver cartridge ever, and still

Speedy & Efficient


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


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


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

Keep Cool


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


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

Tame, Yet Powerful


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


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

The .35 Whelen


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


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


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