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Testing A Pet Load From The Past

There is a long-standing tradition in shooting magazines of publishing “pet” loads for different cartridges.  Leaving aside the harsh ballistic fact that what works beautifully in one rifle may be mediocre in another, there are simply too many variables at work.  At best, a pet load will give you a starting point. Continue reading Testing A Pet Load From The Past

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Two Great and Totally Different Bullets from Swift

Swift A-Frame Bullets
Boddington and PH Mark Haldane with a nice Mozambique buffalo taken cleanly with a new Rigby in .416 Rigby, shooting 400-grain Swift A-Frames.

The bull was quartering to me at the edge of the herd, close enough that there was no reason to range him, probably 60 yards. I nestled the bead into the notch, got it on the point of the on-shoulder, and Continue reading Two Great and Totally Different Bullets from Swift