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The Versatile .270 Winchester: Handloading Tips & Recipes

I must move within social circles with those who are cognizant of effective ballistics, because hunters regularly tell me that their main big-game rifles are chambered in .270 Winchester.

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.

The .300 Winchester Magnum

The .300 Winchester Magnum was not the first, and is certainly not the last, large-capacity cartridge to fire .30-cal. bullets.

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.

Loading Bench: The 6mm Creedmoor

The count of .24-cal. rifles that remain in our home and others that stayed for a while then headed on down the road is rather high. My wife’s 6 mm Rem. has now been her constant companion for hunting deer and antelope for more than 40 years.

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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