Shooting Times

November 2021

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.
USD 4.99
USD 23.98
12 Números

en este número

3 min.
loves his kimbers

I REALLY ENJOYED THE ARTICLE BY JOSEPH VON BENEDIKT, THE ONE ABOUT building a new .25-06 on a Kimber Classic action. I’m on my third Kimber (two Montanas and one Classic). My first was a .30-06 that burned along with my home in a forest fire. The second two have been acquired since, and the stunningly beautiful Classic is now a .338-06 Ackley Improved. Kimbers have beautiful, svelte little actions, and they fit me so well, but the factory barrels can be very finicky, in my experience. Some can be made to shoot and some maybe not. They are so finicky that my wife even named her whiny little cat Kimber. In any case, I tamed all three—but not the cat. I have loved all my Kimbers (yes, even the cat). The…

2 min.
sccy dvg-1

SCCY’S NEW DVG-1 9MM SEMIAUTOMATIC MICRO-SIZED pistols are offered with and without a red-dot reflex sight installed. The pistols have 3.11-inch barrels, 10-round magazines, straight triggers, and white-dot front sights. The version with the factory-installed red-dot sight comes with a Crimson Trace CTS-1500 sight that has a 3.5-MOA dot and a built-in backup rear sight. MSRP: $299.99 (iron sights only), $399.99 (CTS-1500) Ruger 10/22 Takedown Ruger’s popular .22 LR 10/22 Takedown semiautomatic carbine is available with a Magpul X22 Backpacker stock that has a built-in, hinged storage compartment for up to three extra magazines, and the 16.4-inch barrel attaches to the buttstock for transport. The barrel’s muzzle is threaded 1/2-28 for a suppressor, and the carbine comes with four 10-round magazines, fiber-optic sights, and a combination scope base adapter for Weaver-style and…

1 min.
26 nosler accuracy & velocity

NOTES: Accuracy is the average of three, three-shot groups fired from a benchrest. Velocity is the average of nine rounds measured 10 feet from the gun’s muzzle. Nosler cases and Winchester Large Rifle Magnum primers were used for all handloads. All load data should be used with caution. 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.…

4 min.
accurate 26 nosler handloads?

Q: PEOPLE IN MY AREA ARE HAVING A hard time getting their 26 Nosler rifles to group. A well-known gunshop told me they couldn’t get them to group either using Barnes or Nosler bullets. Can the experts help us out? I am a faithful Shooting Times reader. Jeff Davis Via email A: No doubt, the 26 Nosler can be finicky. I know because I wrote a handloading article on it for the 2015 edition of the Hodgdon Annual Manual, which the staff of Shooting Times helped put together. (Shooting Times broke the story on the 26 Nosler in the April 2014 issue with an article written by Joseph von Benedikt.) Other handloaders also have found it to be tricky to load; however, I have found a few handloads that worked well in my…

4 min.
ruger bearcat

IN 1966, EIGHT YEARS AFTER RUGER ANNOUNCED the compact Bearcat .22 six-shooter, the mother of a young high school graduate in southeastern Idaho handed him $40. It was a graduation gift. “Take that into town,” she suggested, “and buy yourself a new suit.” Instead, the young man, whom we’ll just call “Sam,” found his way to the local hardware store. The shop had a brand-spanking-new Bearcat, and the price was $39.50. It would be another two years before the Gun Control Act of 1968 regulated the sale of handguns to individuals 21 and older, and Sam walked out of the store the proud owner of the Bearcat. Loosely based on Remington’s single-action revolvers, the Bearcat was designed as a trail gun or kit gun for trappers, hunters, and their ilk. According to…

5 min.
recoil and effective sight-in of big-bore revolvers

IT’S SAID THAT GOOD JUDGMENT COMES FROM experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. I’ve likely sighted-in a half-dozen revolvers for every rifle I’ve sighted. In my youth, I applied plenty of bad judgment to the task. Fortunately, I learned. Remember, accuracy is the ability of a firearm to put bullets as close as possible to the same point of impact (POI) independent of the shooter. Sighting determines the POI relative to point of aim (POA). It is very shooter-dependent in handguns. All firearms recoil at the moment of firing, producing a quantifiable force rooted in Newtonian physics, but big-bore revolvers throw Professor Newton a rotten apple. The classic recoil concept is, “For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction.” “Opposite” implies a straight direction. In most rifles this is…