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Shooting Times May 2020

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.

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United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
US$ 23,98
12 Edições

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4 minutos
.30-06 ackley improved

MANY THANKS FOR THE COLUMN IN THE DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020 issue on loading the .30-06 Ackley Improved. The .30-06 AI was my father-in-law’s pet cartridge, and he fired it through a sporterized M1917 Enfield. I remember visiting the farm right after he had put a new storm door on the farmhouse. He had saved the cardboard box the door came in and could hardly wait to show me how the AI shot at a quarter-mile. His aiming point was high and the bullet strikes were low, but they did print on the cardboard. Unfortunately, I never took the opportunity to shoot the AI. Brian Benoit Poolesville, MD 9.3x62mm Is Not Obscure I enjoyed the “The Ballistician” column by Allan Jones in the August 2019 issue very much, as I have a .458 Winchester Magnum…

2 minutos

RUGER HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THE ALL-NEW Ruger-57 polymer-frame semiautomatic pistol that’s chambered for the speedy 5.7x28mm centerfire cartridge. The pistol’s design is new from the ground up and features a 4.94-inch, eight-groove barrel with a twist rate of one turn in nine inches. The frame is made of high-performance, glass-filled nylon, and the alloy steel slide is drilled and tapped for optics mounting and wears a black oxide finish. The pistol weighs 24.5 ounces empty and is 8.65 inches long, 5.6 inches tall, and 1.2 inches thick. The rear sight is fully adjustable, and the front sight has a fiber-optic insert. The gun features an ambidextrous 1911-style thumb safety and a reversible magazine release button. It comes with two magazines that hold 20 rounds each. MSRP: $799 ruger.com Speer Gold Dot 5.7x28mm Ammunition Just…

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.257 stw load data?

Q: I need handloading data for the .257 Shooting Times Westerner (STW) that was designed by Layne Simpson. I lost my edition of Shooting Times that had loading data for the wildcat cartridge, and while I have numerous loading manuals, none has loading data for the .257 STW. Can you help me? Bob Beever Via email A: The .257 STW was in fact designed by Layne Simpson, and Shooting Times published a bunch of handloads for it in the June 1998 issue of the magazine. Layne created the wildcat cartridge by necking down the belted 8mm Remington Magnum case to .257 caliber. Some of the powders and bullets in that original chart have been discontinued over the last 22 years since the article ran, but here are 17 handloads from that 1998 article…

4 minutos
fox sterlingworth

THE FIRST TIME I READ ABOUT A FOX STERLING- worth shotgun was in the pages of Galen Winter’s book The Best of the Major . It made an impression, and when I spotted the worn 16-gauge shotgun featured here on the used-gun rack of my favorite local gunshop, I knew immediately it was coming home with me. A.H. Fox began making fine shotguns in the very early 1900s, touting them as the best side-by-side guns in the world. While they didn’t legitimately compete with the finest English guns, they were indeed some of the nicest—and most reliable—ever made in America. Early versions were called “graded” guns, as in A Grade, B Grade, and C Grade. This referred to the quality and quantity of engraving, the quality of the wood, and so forth.…

5 minutos
.38 smith & wesson

The .38 S&W, also known as the “.38 Colt New Police” when loaded with a 150-grain flatpoint bullet, was popular with America’s detective forces. Compact snubnose revolvers were unavailable for the .38 Special until about 1927, so the .38 S&W owned that niche. Interest in “more stopping power” led to the development of a 200-grain lead-bullet load that was called the “.38 S&W Super Police,” or simply “.38/200.” There were even shotshell loads. Our British allies also liked the .38/200. They replaced the .455 Webley Mk II cartridge with the .38 S&W in 1931 as their standard sidearm cartridge in Enfield break-top revolvers. They called the .38 S&W the “.380 Revolver” cartridge. They retained the 200-grain lead bullet until just before World War II, when authorities felt the soft-lead bullets might…

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reloading the .350 legend

JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE HEARD about the .350 Legend by now. It’s been featured in just about every gun magazine, including Shooting Times. But some of you may be interested in handloading the new round. For you, we present this report. The .350 Legend case is a straight-wall case with a slightly tapered body so that it will reliably feed in a bolt-action or semiautomatic rifle. It’s also rimless and headspaces on the case mouth. According to its SAAMI specs, the maximum average pressure (MAP) is 55,000 psi, so unlike similarly shaped pistol cases operating at pressures up to 35,000 psi, .350 Legend cases are more likely to stretch when fired and resized. Trimming each batch to uniform length proved to be an important step to ensure correct headspace. For this…