Handloader 231 October 2004
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 Gerald Hudson. Jackrabbit photo by Gary Leppart.
This issue features:6 Loads for Lever Actions- Reloader’s Press by Dave Scovill, Peacemaker Specialists Base Pin Retention Kit- From the Hip by Brian Pearce, .357 S&W Magnum- Cartridge Board by Gil Sengel, Alliant’s 10x- Propellant Profiles by R.H. VanDenburg, Jr., Ruger .44 Special Conversions- Bullets & Brass, Savage Model 40 Varmint Hunter More news from Savage! by Stan Trzoniec, Freedom Arms Model 1997 A light, handy and potent .45 Colt! by Brian Pearce, .410 Lever Shotguns Defining the word “fun.” by Clair Rees, Update: Handloads That Work Barsness reevaluates his standard loads. by John Barsness, .25 Winchester Super Short Magnum Its first quarter-bore since 1895! by John Haviland, The .25 Remington and the Remington Quartet Still worth a second look. by Richard A. Conrad, 7x57mm Mauser Accolades from an admirer. by Steve Gash, Your Opinion Counts Reader Survey, What’s New in the Marketplace Inside Product News by Clair Rees, A Custom Shooting Bench Reader Research by Ron Terrell, Lee Universal Case Expanding Die Product Tests by R.H. VanDenburg, Jr., The Norma Reloading Manual Book Reviews, Where To Go, Special Advertising Section, Haiku Handloading Hunting Handloads by John Barsness. And much more!