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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 Featherweight 280 Rem Part II Easy on the recoil...

The 280 Remington data that follows is based on performance in concert with the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight. No, they are not appearing with James Taylor or The Reverend Horton Heat, I just mean that handload performance can best be assessed with the intended firearm and not optimized to a 24″ test barrel. Additionally, handloading…

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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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280 Remington 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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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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