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THE ECONOMICAL 20 PRACTICAL

Bio pic72
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

all472
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?

Shooting the 20-inch barreled Redemption Carbine.
September 9, 2016
A Blackhorn 209 Expert looks at Barrel Length and Velocity.

Ambrose Burnside and his Carbine

ManGcol72
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

editorsdesk72
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

parentsnamed72
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

threesides72
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.

The .25-20: From Black Powder to Blackhorn 209

2520collage
August 12, 2016
Jim Waddell loads for an old favorite, The .25-20 Winchester.

Looking at Cartridge Efficiency

Different Cartridges, same parent case: Which is more efficient?
July 25, 2016
The .22/243 Win. wildcat is fast and flat. The .358 Winchester is more at home in the deep woods where its heavy bullet is more than a match for deer and black bears. They are both based on the .308 Winchester case. Which is more efficient?

A Devil in Baggy Pants

head253672
July 19, 2016
Gene Haynes says he isn't much of a writer, but he is wrong. Great writers tell stories from the heart and Gene has much to say.