Handloader 42 March 1973
On the cover we have... By now, we're all pretty familiar with the waterproofing of plastic shotshells, but our photographer came up with a novel way to illustrate it. To make handloads as "dry" as factory hunting loads (which are sealed by touching the center of the crimp with a flat steel shaft spinning at high speed) try centering a drop of candle wax on the crimp; if the crimp is firm and the candle wax is one of the higher quality varieties which doesn't become brittle, the shell will stay waterproof despite considerable handling. Transparency by Richard, L. Aldis using a Graphic View.
This issue features: Pet Loads - .300 Winchester Magnum by Ken Waters, Federal's New Champion II Case by Wallace Labisky, .44-45 'Wildcat' by Russ Gaertner, The Norma Story by Jon R. Sundra, Brass Hardness and Pressure by Bob Hagel & Ralph Avery, Contender Problems by Bob Milek, .378 Weatherby - the Magnum's Magnum by Bob Hagel, "Floor Jack" Loading Bench by George Nonte, Primer Switching by Don Zutz, Browning's Side-by-Side by Wallace Labisky and much more!