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01 Dec 2012
Letters to this department reveal that one of the more serious problems that handloaders have to contend with is case separations. I’ve often detailed how to set the full-length sizing die and devoted a chapter to describing headspace in the 9th edition of my Practical Reloading Manual. But how is headspace actually determined?
The Editor’s compendium of experiences with Sierra bullets proving to be continuous successes.
01 Nov 2012
We look at different ways of measuring seating depth and how to determine the amount of clearance for each different rifle and loading.
01 Apr 2012
A whole swag of big-game cartridges have come and gone since the .30-06 began life in 1903 as the .30-03 Springfield, but only a few ever gained as much popularity as this grand old warhorse.
01 Mar 2012
A lot of guys write in to Ask The Gun Editor and a good many of them are handloaders wanting to know the “best” load for their favourite cartridge.
01 Dec 2011
A maximum load is a predicted maximum powder charge, and while it can be an overload, it’s not quite as dangerous as many reloaders imagine it to be.
01 Oct 2011
There’s no denying the appeal of shiny cartridge cases for the handloader.
01 Sep 2011
A few years ago I was accompanying Hubertus Dowidat of RWS and a jaeger on a hunt for damhirsch in Schleswig Holstein, North Germany.
01 Aug 2011
When the Winchester Short Magnums and Remington Short Ultra Mags, appeared on the shooting scene, American gunwriters slavishly promoted them as being better than belted magnums; they tried to brainwash us into believing that short, fat, rimless cases with rebated heads had all the features which distinguished them as being superior cartridges.
01 Jul 2011
Handloaders will find high pressures pose no problems if they learn how to recognize the symptoms, both true and false, of pressure build-up.
National crackdown on illegal guns; Triple J stumped by SSAA anti-crime stance; SHOT Expo this weekend; locked in the wrong closet; Kiwis hunt for school charity; cattle poacher sentenced.