HUNTING
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Even for experienced handloaders, considerable improvements in factory ammunition in recent years is a boon.

FACTORY RIFLE AMMO

During a recent conversation about a hunt, somebody asked what handload was used. When I told him it was a factory load, he frowned and said …

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What can the .30-30 do? Well, in its early days many hunters considered it a fine all-around North American cartridge, so killed elk, moose and grizzlies without many problems.

THE .30-30 WINCHESTER

My final “big” game animal of 2014 was an eating-sized South Texas pig, taken on December 14th with the .30-30 Winchester, the same cartridge used on …

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A lot of recovered bullets are the result of severely angling shots. The 168 TSX was recovered from a Sonora mule deer shot as it ran almost directly away, the 180 E-Tip from a quartering-on bull elk.

BULLET INFORMATION FROM HUNTING NOTES

I started taking notes on all my big game hunting in 1970, when the details of the dozen animals not recorded (my first was taken in 1966) still remained fresh in my much younger mind. Today stuff has to be written down within a day or two, and …

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