Category Archives: Handloading

ENERGY IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY

Many years ago I had a .22RF Martini action rifle converted to centrefire and rebarreled to .32-20 (more on this to come in another post).  In short, the reason for the build was to create a small game rifle shooting … Continue reading

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MINI 14 KABOOM

There was a horrendous incident a few months ago at my club.  Every Tuesday evening is ‘public’ night where the club makes its 100m range available, for a fee, to non members.  A non member attended and took his place … Continue reading

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CALCULATING AND MAKING SIGHT CORRECTIONS.

When using iron sights making corrections for either windage (left and right) or elevation (up and down) is not always a straight forward affair.  When drifting a front sight blade how far do we move it in which direction for … Continue reading

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POOR MAN’S CASE TUMBLER.

I do my fair share of shooting.  A considerable amount of this shooting is carried out utilising cast bullets.  The combination of the residue from burnt powder, cast bullet lubricant, sizing lube, general dust and grime and repeated shooting make … Continue reading

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HOMEMADE SNAKE SHOT LOADS

    Somewhere in the late 70s, I bought a Bicentennial edition Ruger New Model Blackhawk in .357 Magnum. My brother pestered me for a few years about it and I finally gave it to him. He passed away in November … Continue reading

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COMPRESSED CHARGES AND DROP TUBES

Many years ago, I learned that using a drop tube helps to settle, sort of compress, a charge in a cartridge case, especially rifle cases. Yesterday, I started loading some cartridges where a drop tube would come in real handy. I … Continue reading

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Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge & 7383

About a year ago, I bought a Hornady Lock-N-Load Auto Charge electronic powder dispenser. It’s a great machine and I’m very pleased with it. However, I have had one problem that I had to figure out for myself how to … Continue reading

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