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Category: Rifle Reloading Tips


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.

Dear Labby: Questions For Our Ballistics Lab

January 9, 2017
Write to us with your ballistics and shooting questions. Dear Labby is here to help.

Blackhorn 209 in Bottlenecks

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

Making .20 VarTarg from .223 Remington

November 28, 2016
Will Sherer walks us through making one of the greatest small caliber wildcats, the accurate and easy shooting .20 VarTarg.

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.

THE ECONOMICAL 20 PRACTICAL

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

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.

Looking at Cartridge Efficiency

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?