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Cast Bullets And The .30-30

For full power deer loads in the .30-30 I mostly use 150-gr. jacketed bullets — either Sierra FPs or Winchester Silvertips but for everyday use, my choice...
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Casting Call

Reloading tool companies like Lyman, Redding/SAECO, RCBS and Lee do a fine job of supplying quality bullet molds. That’s if you stick more or less to the...
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More than the AK: 7.62x39

I find the 7.62x39 cartridge intriguing but I never spent time reloading it for two reasons. First, steel-cased, non-reloadable FMJ rounds are so cheap and...
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The .222 Remington

In the year 1950 firearms had not yet become a great interest to me because I was only 11 years old but I could name the roster of every baseball team....
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Case Trimming

While a few handloaders actually like trimming rifle cases, they tend to use the loading room as a refuge from real life. Most well-adjusted handloaders...
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Hodgdon’s Clays And Your .45

The .45 Colt arrived in 1873 and for the next 60-plus years it was the most powerful factory loaded cartridge available. The original load consisting of...
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6.5/300 Weatherby Magnum

Any rifle loony who’s spent much time awake in the 21st Century knows the 6.5mm dominates new cartridge development these days. Whether they’re in love...
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.38 Wadcutters

Just this past week a young woman who already carries concealed asked me to recommend a CCW revolver. Up to this time she’d been packing a small semi-auto...
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Perfect Casting!

I first heard about MP Molds around 10 years ago on a cast-bullet website. People were talking about these beautiful brass hollowpoint molds from...
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A Speedier Spin

Many rifle shooters remain semi-stuck in the British mists of 1879, when a math professor named George Greenhill developed his famous formula for...
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