AMMUNITION

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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Federal Upland Steel 20 GA shotshells and box
Federal Unloads...

Despite a year of unprecedented demand, Federal has reloaded and announced a new batch of handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition offerings for 2021,...
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New Products...

The Fusion Wireless Trail Camera from Stealth Cam takes the guesswork out of cellular activation and will have you transmitting images in a matter of...
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Fun with black...

I’ve been mentoring a grandson and a couple of his friends in shooting, gun cleaning, reloading and DIY gunsmithing.
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Christmas Gifts 2020

I was born on Christmas, a very long time ago, three years to the day after my sister’s birthday. What are the odds, eh?
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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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Ruger Model 57

What’s in a number? There was a time in ancient history, and for some people still today, when numbers were thought to be mystical.
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E-Z Powder Coating

Powder Coating (PC) is simply the process of treating your cast bullets with a baked-on polymer coating. This coating acts as the bullets’ lubricant as it...
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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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Hornady BLACK...

Introduced in 2016, Hornady BLACK ammunition was designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms, offering “versatile loads optimized for...
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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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.41 Mag Slugs

Like most of my obsessions, it started by thumbing through a gun magazine — certain articles grab our attention, refusing to let go.
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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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HSM Low Recoil Ammo

Recoil does tend to induce flinch, even if you’ve been shooting for years. When you’re talking about the 300 Win Mag or 7mm rounds, even experts will...
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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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The .22 LR

The argument is background noise anyplace two or more gun guys are gathered. Could you, should you ever, use a .22LR as a defensive weapon?
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The .356 TSW

A victim of poor timing and marketing, the promising .356 TSW (Tactical Smith & Wesson) cartridge may be on the verge of a comeback.
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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...

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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The .38 WCF

People sometimes ask, “What’s your favorite gun?” Or sometimes it’s, “What’s your favorite cartridge?” I always reply, “You mean today? I...
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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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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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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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