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    Handloader August/September 2022

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    Handloader August/September 2022

    This issue features 6.8 Remington SPC; .44 Russian; .257 Weatherby Magnum; Precision, and Then Some; A Duo of Colt Frontier Six Shooters; and much more.

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    Calhoon’s Nifty .19

    Stan Trzoniec

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but for the likes of me, I can’t find anything on the .19 calib... ...Read More >

     

    Varmint Bullets (2011)

    John Haviland

    Bullet companies are continually introducing new projectiles for varminters. The bullets are main... ...Read More >

     

    Handloading the .260 Remington

    Jeremiah Polacek

    In this episode we run a full load development on the .260 Remington and then take it to the rang... ...Read More >


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    Reloader’s Press

    Loading the .300 Blackout/Whisper
    column by: Jeremiah Polacek

    The .300 Whisper/Blackout is an interesting cartridge because of its history, military interest and versatility. The concept for the cartridge must be credited to J.D. Jones of SSK Industries and dates back to the 1990s when the .300 Whisper was born by shortening and necking up .221 Remington Fireball cases to accept .308-inch diameter bullets. If I look back to 2011, the .300 Whisper was essentially reintroduced by Advanced Armament Corporation as the .300 AAC Blackout, which was approved by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) while the .300 Whisper remained a wildcat cartridge. The .300 Whisper is essentially survived by the .300 Blackout and many barrelmakers are chambering the cartridge. ...Read More >

     

    Propellant Profiles

    IMR-4198
    column by: R.H. VanDenberg, Jr.

    To say the very least, we live in interesting times. As I write this column, it is well into May, and spring should have arrived in the West. With truck and travel trailer, rifles, reloading tools, and the required Canadian paperwork, Cathy and I ventured north to Saskatchewan, Canada, to visit family and get in a spring gopher shoot. The trip up was eventful as we dodged the tail of the spring blizzard that hammered Montana, North Dakota and southern Saskatchewan, while trying to miss being caught up in the second blizzard that was in hot pursuit of the first blizzard. The campgrounds that we had planned to overnight in on our trip north where all closed because they just physically did not have any place to push the snow to open the campground roads and campsites. ...Read More >

     

    Bullets & Brass

    The Sweet Spot with Hornady GMX Bullets
    column by: Brian Pearce

    Q: I am a big fan of your “Pet Loads” feature in each issue. Just prior to the current powder and primer shortage, I started working up a new big-game load for my wife’s rifle chambered in 7mm-08 Remington using the Hornady 139-grain GMX. In your “Pet Loads” articles you generally include a load with a GMX bullet. I am curious how far off the lands you normally start when developing a new load with GMX bullets? And is there a sweet spot where you find the best accuracy? With powder and primers in short supply, I’m loath to do much in the way of experimentation. I appreciate your help! A.M., email ...Read More >

     

    Cartridge Board

    .38 Long Colt
    column by: Gil Sengel

    American cartridge handguns of .38 caliber have always been very popular. If we note that the 9mm Luger bullet is only .003 inch smaller in diameter than a .38 Special, .38 caliber becomes the most used size today as well. ...Read More >

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