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Category: Internal Ballistics


Paper-Patching Your Inline Muzzleloader

June 16, 2017
Roger Johnson explains how to paperpatch bullets.

Dear Labby: Questions For Our Ballistics Lab

May 5, 2017
Write to us with your ballistics and shooting questions. Dear Labby is here to help.

Caliber Confusion: Why are .38 Specials .36 Caliber?

April 20, 2017
The fact that .38 Specials can be fired in a .357 Magnum chamber is well known. Why they are called .38s is a little more obscure.

Searching for the Right 32-20 Winchester Load

March 15, 2017
A retirement gift becomes a labor of love.

Making the Ruger 77/50 Blackhorn 209 Compatible.

February 10, 2017
Badger Ridge Industries comes through again, modernizing the breech plug system for the much-liked Ruger 77/50.

Blackhorn 209 in Bottlenecks

December 28, 2016
Bob Shell works his magic with Blackhorn 209 in some very surprising cartridges.

Loading The Triple Deuce

November 11, 2016
Jim Waddell loads one of his favorites, the .222 Remington.

Taming a Dangerous Game Rifle

October 31, 2016
Dangerous game rifles are powerful. They are also tremendously accurate if you take the time to learn the tricks to manage recoil. John Noak offers his insights into handling the heavy hitters.

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”

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