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Category: Technical Shooting


Searching for the Right 32-20 Winchester Load

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

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.

Letters to the Editor

December 16, 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.

Too Choke or Not to Choke: Competition Tips

December 9, 2016
By Jerry Sinkovec We move through it, we shoot through it and we breathe it. It’s air. But it’s something most shooters never think about when they are competing in a sporting clays competition or even in practice. It is something we should consider when shooting above 3,000 feet. At 3,000 feet the air density […]

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.

Loading The Triple Deuce

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

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.

Tight-Neck Tragedies

July 7, 2016
Custom tight-necked chambers can cause unexpected pressures Learn the cues and how-to's to avoid this potential problem.

Labby Explains Trajectory

July 7, 2016
Why does a bullet raise up? When you plug in your bullet into a computer it’s always high for a while and then low. My friend says that its spin makes it roll up above where you aim in the first fifty yards and then it drops back down. Is that right?