.22 LR—$42.00 Unique Corsair Presentation Model—Engraved & Satin Finish .22 LR—$64.50
new round no doubt accounts for the low .22 LR pressures. Winchester is making a rifle for I he new cartridge, hut the overall picture, as we see it, depends entirely on how it hits the Hand Gun Manufacturing Industry, and meets the demands of the >hooters. If the cartridge had been made to use a .2235" bullet, popularity would have been assured as existing hand guns could then have been reehanibered.
Many gunsmiths wish for a good low-priced ramp front sight for fitting to revolvers, particularly when they cut the barrels ofl short for defense guns. An excellent front sight for many revolvers is the Williams ramp front, from Williams Gun-"ight Co. of Davison, Mich. This ramp lakes a standard dovetail front sight, and comes in several heights. When a S & W or Micro rear sight is fitted to a fixed-sight revolver, you need a good ramp front to complete the job, and this Williams ramp front is excellent for silver soldering to the barrel. Then grind a Redfield Sourdough to exactly the same width of I he front ramp (get one of proper height) and you have an excellent >et of sights for either target, game, or defense work.
The Nosier partition jacket bullet, in my opinion one of the most effective of all bullets when used at extremely high velocities. will now be made at Nosler's new factory at Pare!! Road. Box 671. Bend. Oregon. John Nosier has promised to bring «nit his fine bullets in .333. .358 and .375— three sizes badly needed to round out his list.
The front end of this Nosier softpoint expands as usual when it strikes, but the rear half of the bullet, being completely covered with heavy jacket at the front end, does not expand and carries on through the game. Thus they will give expansion at both close and long range; and at close range, where so many high velocity bullets blow up with surface wounds, the excellent Nosier pattern will carry on through the game, giving deep, uniform wound channels.
The great Norma firm now turn out excellent sporting ammunition for both the 6.5 and the 8nnn Jap military rifles, so hand loaders will no longer have trouble getting cases or loads for these rifles. The cases are also made for our modern Ameri can primers. Norma case blanks can also be had for the .30-06, which can then be necked for the .400 Whelen, .35 Whelen, and .333 O.K.H., should the hand loader wish to make his cases from new unsized brass rather than by expanding the neck of .30-06 brass to these sizes.
John Buhmiller, who makes some of the best rifle barrels in this country, was over here recently for a three day visit and we did some shooting with his heavy rifles on Brevex Mag Mauser actions. One was a .416 and the other a .460 Weatherby, both on the big case. Both rifles had muzzle brakes of John's own manufacture. By experiment. he found a short but large diameter muzzle brake gave best results and cut recoil to the greatest extent. A1 Weber of Lodi. California, who made up the huge Mauser-type rifles for the .50 caliber machine gun load that 1 tested here, told me he had never been able to gel accuracy when a muzzle brake was used; but these Buhmiller brakes worked well and as far as 1 could tell do not affecl accuracy in the slightest, t shot the .416 with 90 grains 4320 and a 400 grain bullet by Barnes; also with a 500 grain bullet. It was superbly accurate. Muzzle blast from the recoil eliminator was rough on the left ear and I had to stuff the ear with cleaning patches, after which I then bad no trouble. Recoil seemed to he cut down about one-third, and I did not notice the usual sharp jerk peculiar to the .416 with such loads.
With the .460 Weatherby, the recoil was of course heavier but not bad at all to any seasoned rifleman. With John's muzzle brake, one would never notice kick at all on game, and it never bothered me at all shooting at distant targets. We used a load of 100 grains 4320 and the 500 and also the 600 grain Barnes bullets in the big Weatherby .460 case. Roy Weatherby loads 120 grains of the slower 4350 powder and the 500 grain bullet as his standard load. Without a muzzle brake, the big rifles kick, of course. Wealher-by's standard load develops 2725 feel per second velocity, which is the highest velocity I know of for such heavy bullets in a sporting rifle cartridge.
Buhmiller's rifles were quite light, but Weatherby makes his .460 in 12 pound weight, about the same as my .577 H & H double ejector. Roy claims greater killing power for his high velocity .460 load, but Buhmiller and I both prefer heavier bullets (Continued on page 64)
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