Handloads: .270 Winchester
Always searching for a step up in performance, I couldn’t help but notice that the Alliant Powder Reloader’s Guide (alliantpowder.com) lists some impressive velocities for the .270 Win. firing 150-gr. bullets handloaded using Reloder 26—Nosler Partitions, Sierra GameKings and Speer BTSP 150-gr. bullets managing slightly more than 3000 f.p.s.
Handloads: .44 Magnum
A lightweight .44 Magnum revolver is handy and easy to carry. Recoil is brutal, though, when shooting full-power loads in sub-2-lb. guns such as the Smith & Wesson 329PD.
Handloads: A Heavy-Hitting 12 Gauge
A virtual “pumpkin,” this heavy-hitting 12-ga. load is composed of a 2" Cheddite hull with a Cheddite 209 primer and 26 grs. of Hi-Skor 800-X propellant.
Latest Loads: .270 Wby. Mag.
Owing to Weatherby’s characteristic extra-long leades, when chambered in one of its namesake cartridges, the company’s rifles—especially in cases of advanced throat erosion—can be persnickety with ammunition at times.
Latest Loads: .308 Win.
The adage “jack of all trades” could be adapted to “jack of all (non-dangerous) hunts” with this utilitarian, .308 Win. big-game load. Containing Barnes Bullets’ 165-gr. Triple-Shock X Bullet (TSX)
Latest Loads: The Dependable 10 mm Auto
There are circumstances that simply call for downrange performance above what the .40 S&W can deliver, such as big-game hunting and defense against large predators. Enter the 10 mm Auto.
Latest Loads: A Heavier .17 Hornet
When habitually pitting your .17 Hornet against coyotes, or pressing it into service for prairie dogs in the windy West, you should consider Hornady’s heavier, 0.172"-diameter, 25-gr. V-Max bullet.
Latest Loads: High-Volume 9 mm Luger
Becoming an accomplished, defensive-minded pistol shooter requires significant trigger time. This 9 mm Luger load will give you plenty of rounds for practice.
Latest Loads: .30-’06 Sprg. For Tough Game
Sometimes you just need a really big stick, and for the .30-’06 Sprg., this is it.
Latest Loads: 7 mm Rem. Mag. For Longer Hunting Shots
The prospect of long-range shooting opportunities motivates hunters to purchase rifles chambered in 7 mm Rem. Mag.