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    Handloader February/March 2022

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    Handloader February/March 2022

    This issue features Springfield’s Ronin 1911, .300 Savage (Pet Loads), .284 Winchester, Shooting the .32-20, 70 Years and Counting, and much more.

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    Developing Snake Loads for the .45 Colt

    Jeremiah Polacek

    Jeremiah shows you how to develop your own snake loads for the .45 Colt. Then tests the patterns ... ...Read More >

     

    Testing the Ruger SR22

    Jeremiah Polacek

    When components are hard to find it is fun to grab a .22 and plink some steel. We test the new Ru... ...Read More >

     

    The Springfield 1903 A4

    Jeremiah Polacek

    We continue our WWII Small Arms Series. Jeremiah and Mike Venturino discuss the history, care, lo... ...Read More >


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    Propellant Profiles

    Hodgdon HP-38
    column by: Randy Bimson

    It is hard to believe that it has been 47 years since Hodgdon HP-38 was introduced to the market as the potential successor to Hercules (now Alliant) Bullseye as the predominate powder for target and light-duty handgun loads. ...Read More >

     

    Bullets & Brass

    .38 Super Bullet Diameter
    column by: Brian Pearce

    I have a question regarding .38 Super bullet diameter. I have found jacketed bullets for handloaders that are listed in both .355 and .356 inch. I also have a reloading manual that lists the bullet diameter as .355, .356 and .357 inch. Are all of these numbers acceptable? I normally purchase bullets that are listed specifically for the .38 Super and are .356 inch. Any insight that you can offer will be appreciated. ...Read More >

     

    Cartridge Board

    Evansville Chrysler World War II Steel-Cased .45 Auto (ACP) Ammunition
    column by: Gil Sengel

    This is a short account of the Chrysler Corporation automotive assembly plant at Evansville, Indiana, which had no experience making ammunition, yet in only a few months, it was producing .45 Auto (ACP) rounds, having perfected the drawing of steel .45 cases and invented new machines and processes for such work. Evansville Chrysler – or simply “EC” – went on to produce 96 percent of all .45 Auto ammunition made for the U.S. military in World War II! Nowhere is the old quotation, “The past is a different place, they do things differently there,” more appropriate. ...Read More >

     

    From the Hip

    Heckler & Koch P30 9mm Luger
    column by: Brian Pearce

    Heckler & Koch GmbH (HK) officially entered the firearms and defense business in 1949. It has developed and offered many innovative guns that have proven rugged and unusually reliable. In the past 72 years, it has never issued a single recall. ...Read More >

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