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Shooting Times August 2019

Every issue of Shooting Times brings you exciting, authoritative coverage of guns, ammunition, reloading, and the shooting sports. Written for the experienced and novice gun enthusiast by focusing on new product developments and activities in the shooting industry.

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
classic chamberings in marlin 336 wanted

I REALLY ENJOYED LAYNE SIMPSON’S PIECE IN THE MARCH ISSUE ON Marlin’s Model 336 titled “Still Going Strong.” I appreciate articles on the firearms we take for granted, continue to get the job done, and can still afford. Here in the Northeast, my vintage 336C has added greatly to our freezer over the decades, and when it came time for my son to start hunting, he chose a 336 XLR in .308 Marlin Express. Both guns have given us outstanding service and reliability. Now that Remington is at the helm of Marlin, I would love to see them introduce some “classic chamberings” like Remington has done for its Model 700. How about a run of 336 XLRs in .25-35, 7-30 Waters, .38-55, .32 Special, .219 Zipper, .307 Winchester, and .356 Winchester? With…

2 min.
remington peters ammunition

ONCE CONSIDERED A TOP CHOICE FOR SERIOUS OUT- doorsmen, the original Peters Cartridge Co. went out of business in 1944, 10 years after being acquired by Remington. Remington proudly brings back the storied brand with new Peters Premier Blue 12-gauge Field & Target and High Velocity shotshells and High Velocity centerfire rifle cartridges (10 chamberings, ranging from .243 Win. to .45-70). The new loadings come in retro-style packaging, but they feature modern components and manufacturing processes. MSRP: Not available at press time remington.com POF Constable Offered in 5.56 NATO, .300 BLK, and 7.62x39, the new direct-impingement Constable AR from POF features a 16-inch nitride, heat-treated barrel; POF’s own heat-sink barrel nut; a nitride, heat-treated bolt carrier group and roller cam pin; a six-position anti-tilt buffer tube; an ambidextrous selector; an M-LOK Renegade handguard;…

2 min.
handloading the .45 colt for a lever-action rifle?

Q:I enjoyed the recent article about the Uberti Model 1873 chambered for .45 Colt. I have a different version of that gun also chambered for .45 Colt and want to handload for it. Does the author have any advice on that subject? Brandon Flynn Via email A: Some precautions should be taken when selecting or reloading ammo for rifles chambered for handgun cartridges. First, it should be recognized that the SAAMI MAP (maximum average pressure) for a cartridge is the same, whether it’s to be fired in a handgun or a rifle, so handloaders shouldn’t try to “soup up” rifle rounds. For the .45 Colt, MAP is a modest 14,000 psi. Also, it should be noted that the Model 1873 action is not particularly strong. By the same token, very light loads should…

4 min.
savage model 99 .22 hi power

MY FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE .22 SAVAGE HI Power—as chambered in Savage’s Model 99—came in my early teens while butchering a beef with local old-timer Doyle Moosman. Doyle had shot a big male mountain lion and a big mule deer buck with that rifle, and he told me all about his adventures while we worked on the cow. Ever since, I wanted a Savage 99 chambered in .22 Savage Hi Power of my own. Recently, I found one at Gunnies, the local shop that does my FFL transfers. Mechanicals The Savage Model 99’s features include a rotary, spool-fed magazine and a lever-activated, rear-locking bolt. Savage manufactured the rifle from 1899 until 1998. Serialization stopped at almost 1.2 million. Unlike competing lever-action rifles of the era, the Savage 99 has a full complement of…

1 min.
savage model 99 accuracy & velocity

*Reformed from .25-35 WCF cases NOTES: Accuracy is the average of three, five-shot groups fired from a sandbag benchrest. Velocity is the average of nine rounds measured 12 feet from the gun’s muzzle. All load data should be used with caution. Always start with reduced loads first and make sure they are safe in each of your guns before proceeding to the high test loads listed. Since Shooting Times has no control over your choice of components, guns, or actual loadings, neither Shooting Times nor the various firearms and components manufacturers assume any responsibility for the use of this data.…

5 min.
the all-american dangerous-game cartridge

PRIOR TO 1956, THE AVERAGE AMERICAN hunter considering a dangerous-game hunt was hard-pressed to find a “born in the USA” cartridge in a production rifle that checked all the boxes. The .375 H&H was popular, but British; the proprietary .378 Weatherby certainly had the energy (over 5,500 ft-lbs at the muzzle), but like the .375 H&H, it was shut out of some hunting areas because some governments banned the use of any rifle under .40 caliber for hunting dangerous game. Missing was a cartridge that reliably functioned in standard American bolt rifles available in the mid-1950s, that produced over 4,500 ft-lbs of muzzle energy with a 500-grain bullet, and that satisfied international game regulations. Winchester filled the gap in 1956 with the .458 Winchester Magnum. Starting with the H&H basic pattern,…