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Rifle Magazine
October - November 2004
Volume 39, Number 5
ISSN: 0017-7393
Number 231
On the cover...
The Freedom Arms Model 1997 (bottom) is chambered for a variety of cartridges from the .17 HMR to the .45 Colt and is a scaled-down version of the full sized Model 83 (top). The round butt grip and shorter barrels are custom options. Pistol photos by Gera
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6 Loads for Lever Actions
Reloader's Press -
Dave Scovill
12 Peacemaker Specalists Base Pin Retention Kit
From the Hip -
Brian Pearce
16 .357 S&W Magnum
Cartridge Board -
Gil Sengel
20 Alliant's 10X
Propellant Profiles -
R.H. VanDenburg Jr.
24 Ruger .44 Special Conversions
Bullets & Brass -
28 Savage Model 40 Varmint Hunter
More news from Savage!
Stan Trzoniec
36 Freedom Arms Model 1997
A light handy and potent .45 colt!
Brian Pearce
44 .410 Lever Shotguns
Defining the word "fun".
Clair Rees
50 Update: Handloads That Work
Barsness reevaluates his standard loads.
John Barsness
60 .25 Winchester Super Short Magnum
Its first quarter-bore since 1895!
John Haviland
68 The .25 Remington and the Remington Quartet
Still worth a second look.
Richard A. Conrad
74 7x57mm Mauser
Accolades from an admirer.
Steve Gash
83 Your Opinion Counts
Reader Survey -
86 What's New in the Marketplace
Inside Product News -
Clair Rees
90 A Custom Shooting Bench
Reader Research -
Ron Terrell
96 Lee Universal Case Expanding Die
Product Test -
R.H. VanDenburg Jr.
98 The Norma Reloading Manual
Book Reviews -
101 Where To Go
Special Advertising Section -
110 Haiku Handloading
Hunting Handloads -
John Barsness
- Article Bites -
Peacemaker Specalists Base Pin Retention Kit

Peacemaker Specialists Base Pin Retention Kit

The Colt Single Action is a gun that has been a part of my life for more than 3...

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Lee Universal Case Expanding Die

Lee Universal Case Expanding Die

Most of us tend to muddle by, in our handloading, with the normal complement of tools to ass...

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What's New in the Marketplace

CCI Blazer Brass

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Savage Model 40 Varmint Hunter

With all the recent introductions, sometimes it’s difficult to get excited about a new rifle, never mind yet another varmint rig. But when I examined the action of the new Savage Model 40 single-shot Varmint Hunter, it was like a breath of fresh air.

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