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While the M1A is less susceptible to damage from improper reloading than the M1 Garand, using the wrong propellants can still stress your rifle.

Tips For Safe Handloads In Your M1A-Style Rifle

by Joseph von Benedikt 0

The M1A—a Springfield Armory-trademarked designation for the civilian version of the M14—is the most widespread M14 action used by recreational and competition shooters in the United States.


Developing Hunting Handloads

by Joseph von Benedikt 0

Good terminal performance on game—particularly heavy muscled, densely boned big game—is achieved by bullet design characteristics far different from those… more »


Magnum Primers for Non-Magnum Loads

by Joseph von Benedikt 0

Everybody knows that magnum primers are for magnum cartridges, right? But savvy hunters who anticipate shooting in very cold conditions—say,… more »


IMR 4007 SSC Powder Recall

by Evan Brune 1

Handloaders, check your powder. IMR Powder Company released a product safety warning and recall notice today concerning their IMR 4007… more »


Why Hunters Prefer High Ballistic Coefficient Bullets

by J. Scott Rupp 10

My favorite guitarist, the late Jerry Garcia, once said, “On this planet, louder is better.” And so it is with… more »


Fact or Fiction: Gunpowder Temperature Sensitivity

by Joseph von Benedikt 6

It was hot, July-in-Utah hot. I chambered one of the special handloads I’d developed six months earlier and shot at… more »


Atop the Turret: Redding T-7 Turret Press Review

by Joseph von Benedikt 4

Serious handloaders tend to be obsessive, myself included, and the worst—or best—of the lot are benchrest shooters. Success in their… more »


Ammo Reloading Tips: How Does Neck Turning Affect Accuracy?

by Layne Simpson 5

Years ago I traded for a rifle in .22-250 Rem. when it was a wildcat cartridge. It was easily formed… more »


Reloader’s Reaction: What’s the Best Way to Measure Powder?

by Layne Simpson 1

The only way to be certain each and every powder charge in a batch of cartridges weighs the same is… more »


How to Determine Gunpowder Shelf Life

by Layne Simpson 7

When properly stored, an unopened container of smokeless powder has an indefinite shelf life, but once it is opened, the… more »

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