The .219 Zipper persisted fitfully from 1938 to 1962 in that purgatory reserved for cartridges that look good on paper but somehow never quite measure up in real life. At this late date, it’s difficult to determine exactly how the .219 Zipper ended up on the compost heap of shooting history.
The .300 Winchester Magnum is known for its accuracy, even at the longest of distances. But is it too much gun for a novice hunter or a person of small stature, particularly when hunting whitetail deer?
Reloaders and modern sporting rifle fans have fueled one Oklahoma retailer's sales as of late with ARs and used brass leading his sales.
Reloading .22-caliber centerfire cartridges requires precision, but the attention to detail pays off in the field. Accurately loaded cartridges can make your next varmint hunt -- whether it be squirrel, woodchuck or coyote -- a blast.
With all the cool guns on display at SHOT Shot 2014 it's easy to forget the other end of the equation -- ammunition. Here is just a taste of what's hitting the ammo market in the next year, with some new reloading supplies thrown in for good measure.
So you've bought an ammunition reloading kit, good. Your on your way to a rewarding pastime. But your not ready to start churning out ammo yet. You still need to procure a few more tools before you get to building the perfect round.
Like any reloading project, building rounds for a semi-automatic pistol has its own set of challenges. Semi-autos have tight tolerances, but many of its bugaboos can be avoided by reloading for accuracy and reliability, not maximum velocity.
The October 21, 2013 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine is the special handloading edition. We talk with some of the top names in ballistics to find out their favorite calibers to load for, their most important tools and their best reloading memories.
Gun Digest's most recent edition gives you the ins and outs on everything from handgun cartridges to hog hunting rifles. This is a must-have for firearms aficionados.