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Shooting Times September 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.
a henry starr connection

AS I WAS READING THE STORY ABOUT HENRY STARR IN THE MAY ISSUE, I realized my family had a connection with that old scoundrel. My grandfather, Dr. Byran McAllister, practiced medicine in Fayetteville, Arkansas, from the late 1800s until his passing during World War II. The story goes that he received a telephone call one afternoon asking him to treat a man who had been injured. My grandfather was to get on the 7:30 p.m. Northbound Frisco train when it stopped in Fayetteville and have the conductor stop the train at a certain location where someone would be waiting for him. Awaiting Grandfather at the remote train stop was a man with two horses. Grandfather was blindfolded and placed on one of the horses. The two men then rode for a while…

2 min.
ruger wrangler

STURM, RUGER & CO. INC. HAS AN ALL-NEW .22 LR SINGLE- action revolver that’s priced right. The new Wrangler features a 4.63-inch barrel, black checkered grips, and fixed sights. It has an aluminum-alloy frame and a Cerakote finish in black, silver, or bronze. Cylinder capacity is six rounds. The Wrangler fits holsters for the Ruger Single-Six. MSRP: $249 ruger.com Burris RT-8X 24mm Competition shooters and hunters can now combine fast target acquisition at close range with true both-eyes-open 1X magnification and extremely accurate mid-range shooting with 8X magnification and 600 yards of trajectory compensation with the new RT-8X 24mm riflescope. The scope features a 30mm tube and a 24mm objective lens, and a variety of reticles is offered. MSRP: $399 to $799 depending on reticle burrisoptics.com Rossi RS22 .22 WMR Rossi’s RS22 autoloader is now available chambered…

3 min.
remington’s managed recoil .30-30 ammo?

Q: I read Steve Gash’s article on the .30-30 Marlin Model 336C with the curly maple stock in the August issue and enjoyed it a lot. It’s a good-looking rifle! I noticed he fired some of Remington’s Managed Recoil .30-30 ammunition for his report and noted it was quite a bit lower in velocity. How does the ammo compare to a standard .30-30 loading in terms of recoil and energy? Bernard Jackson Via email A: Remington’s Managed Recoil .30-30 load with the 125-grain Core-Lokt SP produced a modest velocity of 2,000 fps, grouped into 1.10 inches, and demonstrated some interesting points made by Remington on the load’s recoil. I broke down a few rounds of Remington’s light load and the company’s Whitetail Pro 150-grain loading, weighed the bullets and powder charges, and calculated the…

5 min.
winchester model 1895 saddle ring carbine

WINCHESTER’S MODEL 1895 WAS JOHN BROWN- ing’s last and strongest lever-action design. It was also Winchester’s first to incorporate a box-type magazine compatible with pointed bullets. Introduced in 1895, it served in at least nine wars. Slightly more than 425,000 were made before the model was officially discontinued in 1936. A few more were made by special order until 1940. Although chambered in 10 different cartridges, vintage Model ’95s are most commonly encountered in the United States in .30-40 Krag. While rifle and carbine variations saw limited use by various American military branches, more than 66 percent of the Model 1895s manufactured were built under contract for the Russian military. These were chambered in 7.62-54R, fitted with stripper clip guides and bayonet lugs, and featured long musket-type fore-stocks. While made in large quantities, Russian…

4 min.
the 7.62x39mm russian

“THERE IS NO SECOND-PLACE WINNER,” THE legendary Bill Jordan famously wrote. In gunfights, that’s true, but there could be one among the world’s military cartridges. In 1943 Russian arms technology experts began researching a new service cartridge between their battle rifle cartridge and submachine gun cartridges like the 9mm Parabellum and 7.65x25mm. They wanted a cartridge equally at home in a trio of firearms classes: light machine guns, semiautomatic carbines, and assault rifles. Eliminating many theoretical possibilities, they focused on those for which evaluation samples were created. The winner was the 7.62x39mm M43. It was at first glance much like the German 7.92x33mm cartridge except for a cartridge case that was 6mm longer. However, the case head diameter was smaller (0.433 inch versus 0.470 inch), so the Russian cartridge delivered only…

3 min.
handloading federal fusion component bullets

SOME TIME BACK, WHILE WRITING ABOUT SPEER’S Gold Dot component rifle bullets, I mentioned that Federal Premium would soon be announcing a new series of component bullets. Those new bullets are part of the company’s Fusion hunting line, and I’ve been working with them in nine different cartridges. The smaller-caliber bullets (6.5mm, .277, and 7mm) are packaged 100 to the box, while the larger ones (.308 and .338) contain 50. The good news is that each box has a card inside with specific load data for two to four different cartridges using Alliant propellants and Federal primers. Fusion bullets are manufactured in exactly the same way as Gold Dot rifle bullets—with one significant difference. Lead/antimony alloy cores are swaged to a prescribed shape and then electroplated with a precisely controlled thickness…