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Schuetzen: The Purest Form Of Competitive Shooting

October 12, 2016
Scott Elliot with Arizona Schuetzenverein introduces us to the purest form of target shooting.

Handloaders Need a Chronograph

October 7, 2016
We publish our maximum loads with both their velocity and pressure. If you are getting the same velocity as our test loads you also have the same pressure (given a similar barrel length). Higher velocity equals more pressure. The two references go hand-in-hand. If you want to know more about the pressure of your pet load, buy a chronograph. They are a must for serious handloaders.

The “World’s Finest Trimmer”

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September 30, 2016
If you shoot a lot, this little trimmer is worth its weight in gold.


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September 21, 2016
The Varmint Terminator, Will Scherer explains how he became a fan of the .20 Practical and how he made it work.

The .30 Herrett: Steps and Tricks

September 16, 2016
The .30 Herrett was one of the great wildcats of the 70s and 80s. It is still a terrific cartridge.

How Does Barrel Length Affect Blackhorn 209 Performance?

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September 9, 2016
A Blackhorn 209 Expert looks at Barrel Length and Velocity.

Ambrose Burnside and his Carbine

September 2, 2016
It is ironic that a successful firearms designer, much-maligned general of the Union Army and first president of the National Rifle Association should be remembered not for his place in history, but for his facial hair. Ambrose Burnside, because of his bushy oddly-manicured beard, left an indelible impression on the American public by adding the term “Sideburns” to the English lexicon.

Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2016
Our Readers are encouraged to share their input and opinions regarding stories that appear in this magazine. Since we like our readers to also be writers, sometimes their views and ideas may differ from ours here at Western Powders. We encourage freedom of thought here. Please read, consider and respond.

Meet the Parents and Win A Custom Cleaning Kit

August 24, 2016
Name all of the cartridges, including wildcats that are based on these parent cases. The winner gets a complete custom cleaning kit for the firearm of their choosing from our Montana X-Treme line of cleaning products.

Keep them Shooting: Making .30-06 into 7.65 Argentine Brass

August 18, 2016
Chances are that all you will need to do is lube a .30-06 case and resize it in the full-length sizer die, trim and then chamfer in order to have a supply of good quality, reasonably inexpensive brass for that old Mauser.