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November 2nd, 2008

New 7mm Cartridge Guide Just Released

7mm reloadingAmong the most popular features on are our signature Cartridge Guides. These combine all the key “data points” you need to load and campaign a particular chambering (such as .308 Win), or a set of similar caliber cartridges (such as the “Twenties”). Each Cartridge Guide features a cartridge diagram, load recipes, plus expert reloading tips and analyses of bullets, brass and other recommended components. How well-received are these guides? Well, our .308 Win Guide has been viewed over 360,000 times. Google “.308 Win” and you’ll find our .308 Guide right near the top.

We have just released a very comprehensive new Cartridge Guide for the 7mm “Accuracy Calibers”, namely 7mm-08, .284 Winchester, 7mm WSM, and 7mm Rem SAUM. The 7mm Guide contains a bullet ballistics analysis by NRA Palma Champ (and rocket scientist) Bryan Litz, plus contributions from F-Class National Champ Charles Ballard, and UK long-range record-holder Vince Bottomley. Our article compares the performance of the two short mags — WSM vs SAUM — and the results may surprise you. We also spotlight the impressive .284 Shehane, a “moderately” improved version of the .284 Winchester. With its additional 3.35 grains of powder capacity, the .284 Shehane can drive 180gr Bergers at 2950 fps. Jim Hardy has been shooting this cartridge with great success. And lately he has been testing his .284 Shehane with Alliant Reloder 17. The velocity results with Reloder 17 are quite remarkable — and it looks like the ES/SD does tighten up significantly at the top end.

Intrigued? CLICK HERE to read our new 7mm Cartridge Guide

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November 2nd, 2008

Remington Polls Readers for New Ammo Choices

Remington has finally wised up to the fact that today’s shooters want more options in factory ammunition, particularly for varmint and match rifles. Sure there will always be .223 Rem and .308 Win ammo buyers. But many shooters are also interested in the “Twenties” and in efficient, accuracy cartridges like the 6mmBR and 6.5 Grendel. And shouldn’t Remington consider making ammo for a long-range precision cartridge such as the 6.5-284?

You can help Remington pick the new cartridges for which Remington will load factory ammunition. Vote in Remington’s online poll. The cartridge choices are: 17 Hornet, 20 VarTarg, 6×45 (6-223 Rem), 22 BR, and 6mm BR. Hmmm, having USA-made 6BR factory ammo — that’s definitely appealing. And we think there would be a market for 20 Vartarg ammo as well. Click the link below to visit Remington’s website. There you can cast your vote for your favorite new ammo types.

CLICK HERE to visit Remington Calibers Poll Page

Remington Ammo Poll

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November 2nd, 2008

Free Personalized Tunes for Web Surfers

As your Editor writes this I’m listening to Van Morrison on my own personal, FREE web radio station. That’s right, log on to and you can set up your own personalized music streaming web radio station. What’s unique is that YOU tell Pandora what kind of music you want. You can simply select a genre (music style), or do what I did — select particular artists and cuts for starters. Pandora reviews the songs/artists you chose and, using song-matching software, Pandora adds compatible music cuts from its archive of millions of songs. If something comes up you don’t like, just click a “thumbs down” button and Pandora will remove that cut from your station. Music service

Pandora delivers all tunes, all the time. There are no “commercial breaks” in the audio. All you hear are songs and artists you like. At any time you can augment your playlist with new artists or songs. What’s really cool is when Pandora finds a new piece of “matching” music that you’ve never heard before, or when it automatically finds one of your old favorites. For example, I indicated an interest in Jazz piano, and Pandora delivered some nice Oscar Peterson cuts. Music serviceWhat’s the catch? Well, to create a personalized “station” you need to give Pandora an email address. But that’s it… there’s no fee, no credit card number to input. After spending a few minutes to configure your personal channel, you get great tunes for free. You can even set up multiple “stations”, for example, one for C&W, one for Jazz, one for Classical. You can also find new music by searching the playlists of other Pandora users.

Well, I’m almost done here and Pandora just cranked out “Gimme Some Lovin'” by the Spencer Davis Group (Stevie Winwood’s first band). Yeah baby. My toes are tappin’ as my fingers are typin’….

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