Rifle Ammo

Levergun Loads: ...

The .45 Colt arrived in the early 1870s mostly due to the fact the military would not accept the ’71-72 Open-Top .44 Colt had submitted for the trials.
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Marlin’s...

The lure of the lever gun is a contagious one. Once bitten, the symptoms rapidly progress. Cures include names like Marlin, Winchester, or Rossi.
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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...

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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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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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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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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The .40-82 WCF

Naturally we clearly remember the “firsts” in our lives — first gun, first car, first date, etc.
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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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New Products...

CMMG offers the Resolute and Endeavor Rifles in 6.5 Grendel. Available from many ammo manufacturers, the 6.5 Grendel is a worthy addition to the AR platform
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Keeping Up With...

“That can’t be right,” thought I, but another count yielded the same sums. Just the first 18 years of this century have coughed up 50 new centerfire...
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Cast Bullets in...

There are several factors involved when choosing a cast bullet for use in the .44 Magnum levergun. First is Overall Length (OAL). If the bullet makes the...
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Metric Mayhem

The metric system (or “SI” for those who wear a man bun) may be the standard throughout most of the world but it hasn’t made much inroad in the U.S.
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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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Lapua and SK...

I tend to collect rimfire ammo like John Taffin collects six shooters. In recent years I’ve enjoyed shooting .22s more and more, and love to try different...
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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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Traditions...

If you’re looking for a simple, weatherproof and impeccably accurate muzzleloader for hunting, the Traditions Nitrofire deserves your first look.
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The Long And...

The other day I picked up one of my dad’s old cigar boxes from a shelf in my ammo closet and was surprised at how heavy it was.
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Levergun Loads:...

I spotted what looked to be a pre-Remington Marlin levergun on the used gun rack in a local shop.
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Round-Nosed...

Today’s advancements in bullet technology provide sleek, sexy, needle-nosed projectiles with ballistic coefficients north of .500, intended for ranges...
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Black Hills Ammo

Over the span of about three decades, Black Hills Ammunition has grown from a small part-time operation to one of the most respected manufacturers of...
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Federal Launches...

The Federal Custom Shop is an all-new way to deliver your preference of the perfect centerfire rifle or shotgun load built by ammunition experts.
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Hunting With Gibbs

The Springfield had been restocked in plain walnut, carefully inletted. Its shape and age-hardened Pachmayr pad, I figured, dated it to the ’60s. The...
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Intermediate...

Intermediate cartridges are all the rage now. There are so many made for the basic AR platform I wouldn’t presume to think I know them all, although...
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Why The 6.5...

Apparently the 6.5 Creedmoor has caused more confusion among some male hunters than any other rifle cartridge introduced in the past several decades. Target...
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The Creedmoor...

About three seconds after the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge was announced, speculation began on necking the case to other diameters. One of the more popular ideas...
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