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6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge 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 others. All…

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Ruger’s Mini-14 Tactical 300 Blackout Part II

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Smith and Wesson’s Performance Center’s M&P40 Shield… Part 2 40 S&W self-defense and trail use handloads

The six bullets pictured above are my standards for short barrel 40 S&W handloads. The soft lead core jacketed bullets do well as components of defensive handloads, fully expanding to 0.750″ or more in ballistic gel, penetrating to 12″ to 18″. The three cast bullets on the right with a Brinell hardness of 16 will…

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Smith and Wesson’s Performance Center’s M&P40 Shield… Part 1 What is better, the 9mm Luger, the 40 S&W, or the 45 Auto? Yes.

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Ruger’s Hawkeye Long Range Target 6.5 PRC Part II

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