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The Ruger Hawkeye African in 6.5x55mm Swede Part I

Writing about firearms is different than writing about most other things. Mysteries, science fiction, historical works, are almost always outlined, flow charted and modular in structure. Characters are defined to suit the plot, each story unfolding with the intention of  bringing about an intended conclusion; the murder of Roger Ackroyd would not have become known…

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The 223 Remington And Rifles With Long Barrels Part II The round that killed the 222 Remington and Disco

History is what we remember… It was 1964. I had hair that often blew in the breeze on its own accord. I listened to Bob Dylan, but I had an eye on a night lights of Disco while in its early stages. I was a happy guy, punching holes in paper and varmints with a…

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7x57mm Mauser – Modern Bolt Action 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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My Favorite Rifles Look Like They Were Made In The 1950s Part II On throwing away last year's powder

I have got a lot of powder on hand. Kept with controlled temperature and humidity, and only one container of one type open at any given time, I’ve not had the misfortune of soured powder smells or degraded performance. For my personal use, I’ve arrived at best recipes in various long standing component combinations, finding…

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