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    Handloader August/September 2021

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    Handloader August/September 2021

    This issue features Area 419 ZERO Reloading Press, U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1; .416 Rigby, The .22 K-Hornet, Myths and Misconceptions, and much more.

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    7mm Remington Magnum Handloads

    Jeremiah Polacek

    This rifle, built on a Remington Model 700 action, shot really well. It tended to do really well ... ...Read More >

     

    The Simplest Single Shot

    John Barsness

    In the first half of the twentieth century, Americans had a tendency to think of break-action sin... ...Read More >

     

    Ruger No. 1

    John Haviland

    It may be going out on a limb to say the Ruger No. 1 is the best and most popular single-shot cen... ...Read More >


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    Propellant Profiles

    Hodgdon Triple Seven FFFg
    column by: Randy Bimson

    It is fitting in this edition of Propellant Profiles that we recognize Hodgdon Powder Company’s 45-year, ongoing commitment to those of us who avail ourselves to the convenience and performance of the industry-changing black-powder substitute propellant powders to stoke our muzzleloading firearms. ...Read More >

     

    Bullets & Brass

    .38 Special +P Data
    column by: Brian Pearce

    Q: Many reloading manuals suggest when loading the Lyman Keith-style bullet from mould 358429 in .38 Special (listed at 170 to 173 grains) that bullets should be crimped over the front driving band, or cases need to be shortened. I plan to use this bullet in my USFA .38 Special single action, but would like to crimp it in the crimp groove and use full-length cases. ...Read More >

     

    Cartridge Board

    12.7x70mm (.500 Jeffery or .500 Schuler)
    column by: Gil Sengel

    This story begins with one Richard Schuler of the gunmaking firm August Schuler Waffenfabrik in Suhl, Germany. Richard had interest in big-bore cartridges for African game. He developed the 11.2x60mm (1904), 11.2x72mm (1906) and the 12.7x70mm (mid-1920s). All were intended to use an inexpensive standard length Mauser M98 action with a modified magazine box, action rails, and in the case of the 12.7mm, a larger diameter bolt face recess. All used cases have rebated rims (rim smaller in diameter than case body). Schuler even patented the idea. ...Read More >

     

    From the Hip

    CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical 9mm
    column by: Brian Pearce

    The CZ 75 was first offered in 1975 and quickly earned a reputation for being well-made, accurate, rugged and reliable while offering natural pointing characteristics. In the past 45 years, it has been produced in many variations to better accommodate a variety of applications that include personal defense/concealed carry, military, law enforcement and competition. It is available in all steel versions. It’s also offered with an alloy frame, as a semi-compact, compact, competition and even in a polymer frame version. Each have many sub-variant models. The CZ 75 has adapted to changing times and certainly accommodates the modern shooter. ...Read More >

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