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Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years—some with ridiculous names and others with little ballistic benefit over factory offerings. But a few have offered real advantages and gone mainstream. Here, a veteran handloader reminisces about some of his favorites.

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How Ammo is Made: A Four-Step Process

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By B. Gil Horman
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john wrote:
October 08, 2013

too basic, though good for beginer

mark t wrote:
August 27, 2013

Very helpful article. I've been a handgun owner for about 5 yrs. I bought a book called 'cartridges of the world' , here I learned most of what I needed to know. That and talking with friends and other shooters. good article to get you started and pique your interest for more info.

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