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Speedy & Efficient

Speedy & Efficient

Hornady’s .17 Hornet Delivers Versatile Varmint Performance. The first modern .17-caliber cartridges were all wildcats, primarily because no major bullet company made anything to fit the tiny bores. Among the first was the .17 Hornet, essentially the .22 K-Hornet necked down. The K-Hornet got its initial from Lysle Kilbourn, an upstate New York rifle enthusiast credited with...

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The Return Of The Red Label

The Return Of The Red Label

Ruger’s New Redesigned Over/Under 12-Gauge Shotgun Is A Game Getter. In a brief note in the 1973 Annual Report, Bill Ruger, Sr. reported work had begun on an O/U shotgun and a limited number would be available for sale in 1974. The report was a bit optimistic, and for the next four years, rumors flew around the shooting world as to what the new O/U would look like and what its...

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Bullet Points

Bullet Points

SD’S, BC’S And The Science Of Flight. Sectional density and ballistic...

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Bullet Basics

Bullet Basics

Defining The Myriad Uses, Shapes And Styles Of Projectiles. Last year I wrote...

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“The Finest Revolver Ever Made…”...

“The Finest Revolver  Ever Made…”

S&W’s Triple Lock Combined Many “Firsts” In Less Than A Decade Of...

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Little Things Count

Little Things Count

Notes on a Yearly Pilgrimage. When it comes to things going bang, the SHOT...

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EXCLUSIVE: Stranger Than Fiction

It’s one of those bizarre stories that drops the jaws of those of us jaded...

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Exclusive: Uniform Notes: Bavarian W...

Exclusive: Uniform Notes: Bavarian Winter Warrior 1917

Private Mueller of the Landwehr pressed the release button inside the...

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AR Muscle

AR Muscle

Ruger Powers Up With The SR-762 In .308/7.62 NATO. Just a few years ago I...

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Reloading Cast Bullets For The .45 A...

Reloading Cast Bullets For The .45 ACP

Tips And Tricks For Better Handload Performance. In test-firing the newly...