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Shooting Times November 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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2 minutos
readers speak out

The Sixgun Superstars’ Favorite JUST A WORD OF THANKS REGARDING THE ARTICLE ON THE SMITH & Wesson Model 57 .41 Magnum written by Payton Miller in the July issue. It’s been years since I read an article on this handgun. I’ve owned my revolver since 1980, and recently it’s been hard to find ammo for this classic handgun. Keep up the great work and, again, thanks for the specs, ammo, history, and general information on this classic handgun. Mario Noe Ramirez Via email This and That Shooting Times is by far the best firearms magazine. I eagerly look forward to each issue, and I would like to make a couple comments about the July issue. In the “Readers Speak Out” section, about the Colt Python, I found the list of calibers offered interesting; however, there…

2 minutos
new guns & gear

Frankford Arsenal Pile Driver Bullet Puller FRANKFORD ARSENAL’S NEW PILE DRIVER BULLET PULLER IS DESIGNED TO mount to a wall or to your workbench. Its easy-lever design uses spring power to pull bullets from cartridges up to the .30-06, and an additional carrier can accommodate cartridges up to the .338 Lapua. The pulled bullets and loose powder are conveniently captured in the included trap, or they can be routed through an attached tube connected by an optional barbed fitting. MSRP: $59.99 frankfordarsenal.com Winchester Handloading Components Winchester Ammunition is expanding offerings in its component lines, including USA Ready match-grade primers, .350 Legend cases and bullets, .450 Bushmaster cases, and 6.5 Creedmoor bullets. In addition, Winchester component pistol and rifle bullets in 500-count packages are now provided in sturdy, stackable cardboard boxes, while the 100-count bullets…

2 minutos
ask the experts

Hunting Handloads for 6.5 PRC? Q:I WANT TO START HANDLOADING FOR MY 6.5 PRC BOLT- action rifle, and I’d like to begin with some proven big-game-hunting loads. Can your experts give me a few loads that have worked well in their rifles? Sam Benson Via email A: You bet! Here are a half-dozen 6.5 PRC handloads from some recent articles in Shooting Times and our special publications. Joel J. Hutchcroft Remington Model Seven Calibers? Q: I’ve always been enamored with the compact little Remington Model Seven bolt-action rifle. I’ve hankered for one chambered in 6mm Remington for most of my adult life. What other calibers has the little carbine been offered in? Jim King Via email A: Great timing with your question, sir, because when I was writing my Quick Shot on Remington’s new Model Seven Mossy Oak…

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remington model 572 fieldmaster

IN THE MID-1950S MY GRANDFATHER—MONTANA Circuit Judge, drunkard, fly-fishing savant, womanizer, and adventurer—purchased a new Remington Model 572 Fieldmaster .22 rimfire. He died of lung cancer when I was two, but I grew up with that rifle. Reliable, accurate, and fast-shooting, it served me well on small game and in the informal matches my pals and I held. My twin brother now has the scarred-up little pump gun, but when one showed here up at a local gunshop, I snapped it up. It’s in better shape, cosmetically, than my grandfather’s rifle and has a nice, rich walnut stock. Introduced in 1954, the Model 572 replaced the earlier, top-ejection Model 121. Because the 572 has a solid top, it’s easier to mount a scope on it, and the side ejection doesn’t throw scorching empties…

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the .38 special 200-grain “police load”

I RECENTLY RECEIVED A READER’S QUESTION asking: “Whatever happened to the ‘police load’ of a 200-grain lead RN for the .38 Special?” The question brought up complicated matters of terminal ballistics, market pressures, and manufacturing constraints that are still valid today. And it presents a broader issue: why we test. Before the 1960s, there were few factory loads for .38 Special. We had the ubiquitous 158-grainers at two velocity levels and sporting either a lead RN bullet or a metal-capped bullet. There was the 148-grain full wadcutter for paper targets. And there was the 200-grain LRN; Winchester-Western boxes for this bore the moniker “Super Police,” as shown on the box in the above photograph. Until the 1970s, the only terminal performance information was typically represented in ammo catalogs by penetration of pine…

3 minutos
why not load your own?

TOWNSEND WHELEN (1877–1961) WAS ONE OF the most knowledgeable and respected outdoorsmen and riflemen that ever put pen to paper. His book entitled Why Not Load Your Own! was written nearly 65 years ago. It clearly and concisely presented the many benefits of “rolling your own” ammunition. Whelen emphasized how much money a reloader could save and touted the almost certain opportunity to improve ballistic performance compared to factory ammo. Compared to today, relatively few metallic cartridges were available in those days. The most popular included the .30-06, .30-30, and .270 Winchester. The .257 Roberts, .300 Savage, .300 H&H Magnum, and .35 Remington were also pretty popular. There were only two widely popular handgun cartridges: .38 Special and .45 ACP. A few hardy souls owned revolvers chambered for the .357 Magnum and…