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Category: Gun Cleaning


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

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

Finding Twist Rate

June 17, 2016
Knowing the twist rate of your rifle helps with bullet selection and maximizes accuracy. Finding the rate involves a few simple tools common to all shooting benches and a couple of minutes. It’s time well spent. This is one of the few times that it is acceptable to use a cleaning rod from the muzzle […]

Dirty Rails have Met Their Match: The CALBICO Channel Cleaning Tool

May 11, 2016
A simple, clever tool for cleaning: The Calbico F1.

Should I Tighten These? (Maintenance Tips and Cleaning for the AR15)

March 28, 2016
A great video on maintaining your AR-15.

The .221 Fireball — A Keeper

December 18, 2015
One of the greatest varmint cartridges got its start as a pistol round. Jim Waddell looks at how it grew up to be the answer for light varminters everywhere.

Say No To Trigger Trash: Responsible Target Practice

December 31, 2014
This story comes from a California-based writer, but this problem exists throughout the country.  Leaving trash after a shooting session hurts everyone who enjoys the outdoors and creates a negative impression of shooters as a group.  Protect our sport and clean up after shooting.   An Ethical Responsibility for Recreation Target Practice By Sterling White […]

Western Powder’s Customer Service Guru

February 28, 2014
Don returned to his hometown of Miles City Montana last summer after serving 22 years in the Air Force. A lifelong shooting and hunting enthusiast, Don was an easy fit with our customer service staff. Thank you for your service, Don, and welcome aboard.

Improve Accuracy and Barrel Life With Proper Cleaning

February 2, 2014
Cleaning guns is less fun than shooting but it doesn’t have to be a chore.  Properly done, cleaning is a quick job that pays off when it comes to accuracy and long barrel life.  A few simple tools and the most efficient cleaning products provide the keys to success. When cleaning a rifle, the first […]