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Marlin 1895 Dark Series The anatomy of a dragon slayer

05/03/2020 Audio Prologue: The Marlin 1895 Dark reminds me of my once favorite heavy hitter, a Mauser bolt action with a hog’s back full stock, a 20.5″ Douglas barrel and chambered for the 375 Ruger. It was a world class ass kicker on both ends that never left me under gunned in any circumstance. Both…

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Winchester’s Model 70 Safari Express 458 Winchester Magnum Part II Live fire... Now that was a invigorating.

As a baseline, three factory loads intended for quality big and dangerous game were checked out. Recognizing that few will be hunting Elephant or Cape Buffalo, the purpose of this live fire is to check against specification performance, before moving on to handloads. A 500 grain expanding bullet, as represented by the first two loads below,…

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The 480 Ruger Super Redhawk Revisited Part I

Editor’s note: I have gotten a little behind in the schedule.  Fortunately, Facebook blocked me for posting in violation of community standards i.e. making calm, rational political comment within a thread of like minded people, devoid of personal attacks, foul language, or disrespectful characterizations. Yes, I am a libertarian leaning conservative. Thank you for asking….

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458 Winchester Magnum Handload Data

Handload Data Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in…

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