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Sage Advice From The Handloading Gurus
Range Rats, Scavengers &...

Every range has them — Range Rats. They’re not beady-eyed, long-tailed rodents, but die-hard shooters who frequent the range almost daily
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Perfect Packin’ Pistol...

The fourth cartridge in this series is from Smith & Wesson, chambered in a swing-out cylinder double-action revolver — the .45 Auto Rim.
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False Pretenses

I’ve been the Lord High Protector of the GUNS realm for a couple of years now and it’s finally time to fess up to both regular readers of this corner...
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Lapua New Ammunition Cases 2021
Lapua Launches New Loads,...

A leader in cartridges and components for sport, hunting and professional use, Lapua has expanded their already expansive offerings to include five new...
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Nosler Reloading Guide No. 9

For metallic cartridge reloaders, there is nothing quite so valuable as a loading manual with all the latest data on popular calibers.
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Beat the ammunition...

Well, it’s 2021 and despite assurances from every major ammunition manufacturer they are working 24/7 to churn out new ammunition, industry insiders have...
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The .22-250

Big-case .22 centerfires such as the .220 Swift, .22-250 Rem. and .223 WSSM aren’t in big demand at present.
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Don’t Let Primer Crimps...

Handloaders are frugal by nature. We enjoy bargains and freebies so we can load as much ammo as cheaply as possible, so we can shoot more.
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New Hornady Electronic...

New for 2021, Hornady has announced two new electronic scales for weighing powder, bullet and cartridges, the M2 Digital Bench Scale and the G3-1500 Digital...
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Levergun Loads: .45 Colt...

In part one of this series we saw the history of .45 Colt leverguns, which turned out to be quite recent, beginning in the early 1980s.
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Levergun Loads: .45 Colt...

The levergun that never was, is. It took over a century, however it finally happened. Why did it take so long?
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Bullet Selection For .44...

When hunting in the brushy areas of western Washington the .44 Magnum revolver tends to be my first choice,
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Reloading: Lots of Fun —...

I began reloading ammunition decades ago, initially using an old Lee Loader, a set of those plastic powder measures and a great deal of patience.
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Rifle Reloading Basics

Have you been loading handgun cartridges but not bottleneck rifle cartridges because they seem more complex and require more equipment?
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Big-case .22 Centerfires

Big-case .22 centerfires have fallen out of favor in recent years. My subjective definition of a big-case .22 is those with water capacity starting at...
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Cast bullets for .44 WCF...

Today we have a large choice when it comes to .44-40 (.44 WCF) leverguns. Replicas are available patterned after the Model’s 1860, 1866, 1873 and 1892.
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NEW PRODUCTS November 2020

Resolute and Endeavor Rifles in 6mm ARC from CMMG are now available. The 6mm ARC (Advance Rifle Cartridge) from Hornady is designed to perform accurately in...
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What Is 5R Rifling?

5R rifling has been around 40-plus years now but judging from the questions I’ve heard there seems to be little information on it.
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Levergun Loads: .44 Magnum

The first issue of GUNS Magazine arrived in January 1955 when I was a junior in high school. It was notable as the first magazine ever dedicated to articles...
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Levergun Loads: .44 WCF

In 1860, B. Tyler Henry received a patent for a truly landmark rifle. With a lever-operated action using a copper cartridge case, the Model of 1860 (or...
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Pouring Your Own Slugs

As a bullet caster, nothing beats heaving large hunks of cast lead projectiles at a target and watching the results.
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The .38 Special and .44...

It seems everyone is always talking about .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum leverguns but what about .38 Special and .44 Special loads in leverguns which were...
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Collar Buttons For The...

Looking at the studs used to attach men’s collars to the neckbands of the shirts of the era, it’s easy to see where John Barlow's inspiration came from...
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Casting Revolver Bullets

I cast competition-quality BPCR rifle bullets and have more than a few trophies to show for it. If one of my big .40 or .45 caliber bullets drops from its...
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Reloading the .32 Magnum

When the .32 Magnum first arrived I did not take it seriously. My friend Joe Penner, who takes all the pictures of me shooting, changed this as he acquired...
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Building your reserves

As of this writing, we have pretty much recovered from the ammo drought of the last few years, when rimfire ammunition was in especially high demand.
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Cast Bullet Accuracy

By now you’ve observed my affinity and affliction for the humble cast bullet. I’ve always tried to be as self-reliant as possible, even as a kid.
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Tips & Tales on the .480...

For many, 2015 became a colossal year when Ruger relented, finally releasing the long awaited 5-shot, single-action Bisley.
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The Contender And The .22 Jet

In the early 1960s sixgun manufacturers began searching for better varmint hunting cartridges than the big magnums.
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FX Pocket Chronograph

I’ve been using a nifty little, and I do mean little, device from the folks at FX Airguns to measure velocity of various air rifles and handguns.
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