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5 Tips For Better Handloads

Although people get into handloading for many different reasons, the most common one is to save money. Here are five recommendations on how to save when developing loads.

Handloads: The Versatile .223 Remington

By utilizing Hornady's projectiles and Hodgdon powder, this recipe for the .223 Rem. proves its versatility and effectiveness by producing great groups on target through multiple firearms showing it to be a stable choice for the varmint fields.

Handloads: .300 Winchester Magnum

The folks at Cooper Firearms of Montana commonly shoot Barnes Triple Shock X (TSX) and Tipped Triple Shock X (TTSX) bullets to test the accuracy of their rifles.

Handloads: .356 Winchester

The .356 Win. never caught the fancy of big-game hunters, and production of Winchester and Marlin lever-action rifles chambered for it lasted only a few years during the 1980s.

Handloads: .35 Remington

The .35 Rem. has been chambered in a variety of rifles during the past 100-plus years. I recently found one example—a pump-action Remington Model 141 manufactured in 1949—in the back corner of a small gun shop, and its Lyman 66 aperture rear sight sealed the deal.

Handloads: .30 Carbine

When my wife Gail and I were dating, I was pleased to discover that her father owned an Underwood M1 carbine and plenty of World War II surplus ammunition for it.

Handloads: Reduced-Recoil .30-’06 Springfield

Not all of the energy that a rifle cartridge can develop is necessary all the time, and excess power can be detrimental to meaningful practice. That’s where reduced-recoil handloads come in.

Preview: Alliant Powder 410

Alliant Powder's new 410 shotshell powder is designed for handloaders looking to get the most out of their sporting and hunting loads.

Handloads: .25-35 Winchester

Most every used-gun rack contains at least several Winchester Model 94s. Most are chambered in .30-30 Win., but a surprising number are chambered in .25-35 Win. Actually, quite a few rifles have been made to fire .25-35.

Handloads: 7 mm-08 Remington

The 7 mm-08 Rem. has been a favorite hunting cartridge of mine going on 30 years now. A broad selection of bullets has always been one of its best attributes.

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