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Levergun Loads: ...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: ...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

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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