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Category: Handloading Tips


Backyard Ballistics Report: Accurate #9 to the Rescue

September 13, 2019
Meet Daryl Colvin, the Backyard Ballistician. Today he works his magic with a difficult project.....9mm Luger and dead soft lead bullets. His solution surprised us.

Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

March 13, 2019
Handloaders may be overlooking a simple safety precaution. Chris Ward gloves up to tell us why.

“Cratered and Pierced Primers” in the .308 AR Family

February 28, 2019
Ron Colvin, along with his brother Daryl, are two of the most technically accomplished handloaders you could hope to meet. This look at primer cratering at relatively low pressures is a masterwork on the subject.

And Now for Something Completely Different! (Updated)

January 17, 2019
Kevin Newberry tests the 124 grain RMR bullet in his quest to find the perfect 9mm Para load. The data is surprising.

7.0 Handloading Guide Editing Mistake

December 4, 2018
Due to and editing mistake, data for the 45 Colt was printed without an appropriate powder designation. As a result, some loads listed under Accurate #5 in the 45 Colt will produce higher than published pressures. Do not use this data.

Case Prep by the Guru

November 30, 2018
The Shooting Guru looks at Case Prep and the tools that make it easy.

The Heavyweight Semi-finals: Heavy Bullets for the 9mm

May 14, 2018
Not as in a boxing tournament, but my long overdue report. I believe that I mentioned in an article past that I would be focusing on this for a while. The sojourn has had some interesting side trips into discovery as well.

Ask the GURU

February 2, 2018
Mike Whitlock brings 40 years of experience to the Guru's classroom. Welcome to class.

L.E. Wilson for Match-Grade Accuracy

December 5, 2017
Western Powders is excited to add a talented new writer to our group. Daniel M. Moudree is soft-spoken man with a lot to say about handloading for accuracy.

Schuetzen: The Purest Form Of Competitive Shooting

November 14, 2017
Scott Elliot with Arizona Schuetzenverein introduces us to the purest form of target shooting.