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    Handloader February/March 2021

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    Handloader February/March 2021

    This issue features .22 Creedmoor Exclusive, .454 Casull, Handloading Harded, Denser Shot, Loading the .32 ACP, .30 Carbine, and much more.

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    Zastava M57 Tokarev 7 62x25mm

    Jeremiah Polacek

    Our host got a deal on this 7.62x25mm Tokarev pistol. In this video we discuss the pistol and loa... ...Read More >

     

    Pedersoli 1874 Sharps

    Jeremiah Polacek

    We test smokeless powders in the Pedersoli 1874 Sharps Q Down Under. It is a replica of the rifle... ...Read More >

     

    Black Powder Big Bores

    Mike Venturino, Photos by Yvonne Venturino

    Back in the heyday of black-powder cartridges – say, from 1865 to 1895 – in order to make rifles ... ...Read More >


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    Reloader's Press

    The Same Old - Over and Over
    column by: Dave Scovill

    Handloaders are by and large creatures of habit, following a fairly strict routine with each cartridge, bullet or powder. The “process” helps to avoid unforeseen problems that might result in excess pressure with self-ejecting primers or little or no powder in the case, which usually means the end of the day at the range to go home and prod the stuck bullet out of the bore. I’ve managed to accomplish both in the same rifle, the same powder, primer and brass in the same week . . . way back in the early 1970s. ...Read More >

     

    Practical Handloading

    Improved Coyote Pelt Loads
    column by: Rick Jamison

    The usual focus in handloading for a rifle is to get good accuracy at high velocity for the advantages the two provide at distance. However, not all shooting is at long distance, and you may have good reason to reduce a bullet’s velocity. Lower velocity is accomplished with a faster burning powder, and less of it. Less velocity and powder make for less recoil and less flinch-inducing blast. Less recoil and blast make for more pleasant shooting. More pleasant shooting results in more shooting, and more shooting improves marksmanship. ...Read More >

     

    Bullets & Brass

    Crimping the .45 Colt
    column by: Brian Pearce

    Q: A friend recommended that I try cast bullets from RCBS mould No. 45-250-FN to obtain better accuracy in my USFA Pre-War model .45 Colt. He gave me a few handfuls of unsized bullets to try. However, when I went to load them, I noticed that their weight was actually 264 grains instead of the indicated 250 grains. Should I reduce my normal 6.0-grain charge of Alliant Red Dot powder? If so, by how much? ...Read More >

     

    Propellant Profiles

    Shooters World AR-Plus
    column by: Randy Bimson

    Shooters World, the relatively “new kid on block” in the canister propellant marketplace, continues to expand its propellant line with a clear focus on optimizing propellants for specific cartridge applications. This is not meant to imply the application of a given propellant is limited to a few specific cartridges. Rather, the propellants are suitable for a broad range of cartridges but offer enhanced performance for a number of specific cartridges. ...Read More >

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