This issue features The 44-40 Turns 150, 30 Carbine, 6mm-204 RR, Light Loads for Vintage 9mms, Back from the (Almost) Dead, and much more.
In the quiet times, one often wonders just why a so-called “popular” cartridge doesn’t quite make... ...Read More >
In this episode we talk about the 7mm PRC cartridge and the HS-Precision Heavy Tactical Rifle. Th... ...Read More >
We continue our WWII Small Arms Series. Jeremiah and Mike Venturino discuss the history, care, lo... ...Read More >
When it comes to 7mm cartridges, there are many options to choose from these days, as things become more and more refined, the improvements seem to be more gradual. Some are eager to embrace these changes and others tend to cling to older, more established cartridges claiming they are “just as good” or “do the same thing.” While there is some truth to these statements, they are generally blanket statements and when facts and/or ballistics are closely examined, some differences can be found. As with most things, your mileage may vary, when discussing the ballistics there are many variables to take into consideration. Introduced in 1962, the 7mm Remington Magnum (7mm Rem Mag) remains a popular 7mm cartridge to this day. ...Read More >
It was the tail end of October 2022, and I was out at the Linn County Izaak Walton League ranges, my local go-to gun club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was doing some load development work for a future article and had three or four different kinds of powder along to work with. The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) annual Expo had just wrapped up and the word had already gotten out to the shooting public that Hodgdon Powder Company’s Winchester Powder brand had introduced two new ball powders, StaBALL HD and StaBALL Match at the NASGW Expo. ...Read More >
Q: I enjoy your articles and anxiously await each issue of Handloader. My family enjoys a long history of being hunters with many great stories, and the 270 Winchester has always been a family favorite. It was a special favorite deer and antelope cartridge of my great grandpa, grandpa, my dad and my brothers. I first started using the 270 in a Remington Model 700 when I was 14. But when the 270 WSM was announced about 20 years ago, I purchased a Winchester Model 70 Classic that has a beautiful classic walnut stock with outstanding figure. It’s been a good, reliable rifle and is consistently accurate with my handloads. ...Read More >
The first two pages of the Remington 1999 Gun Catalog show a Model 700 rifle and two cartridges. One of them was a 300 Weatherby Magnum for which Remington began chambering the Model 700 in 1989. Loaded ammunition also became available in that year. This spoke volumes regarding the popularity of the cartridge and amount of ammunition fired every hunting season. ...Read More >