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The Classic Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Part II Heavy Hornady hitting with the 30-06 Springfield

Old people require little sleep and, no, I don’t know why. It is not like you get to an age and you decide life is so precious you don’t want to waste a second of it sleeping. And it is not like you become afraid that you will go to sleep and you will go…

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Winchester’s Model 70 Featherweight Dark Maple Stainless A lot of scope, but a lot of rifle...

My wife and I were after dinner, mambo dancing to Kid Creole And The Coconuts… as we often do, when I got to thinking about how, when it comes to firearms, “new” is a big draw. Why not? It is fun to wring out a new combination, handload a new cartridge and the experience provides…

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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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Heavier Lead 45-70 Loads for the Ruger No.1

Buried in the archives on Real Guns® is a considerable body of work addressing handloading cartridges appropriate for big and dangerous game. It was a kick I was on for a decade or so that ran from the 375 H&H to the 500 Jeffery with many cartridges in between and concluded with loss of hearing…

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30-06 Springfield Heavyweights Handload Data 200 Grain to 220 Grain

.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 others. All…

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