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MMUNITION:

HAIRED STEPCHILD
Now I am pretty sure there is no .300
Win. Mag. in the world that can tell a one or
two powder grain difference, but this was
and still is the attention to detail our entire
military adheres to-what a boring pain it
must have been, to do that for the couple
thousand rounds required by the shooting
team for sighting in and match work.
Then we have the opposite. I have a buddy
(yes, I actually have more than one), who
shoots a ton in competition. He travels all
over to other states, spends big bucks on
gear, entry fees, and travel, to compete in
centerfire, black powder cartridge, cowboy,
and rimfire silhouette rifle. He will work
hours on the centerfire loads he uses both
in testing and final competition runs. For
some reason however, he will simply buy the
discount stuff for his rimfire competitions-

and thus gets stomped into the mud in
rimfire matches, despite doing well in BP and
cowboy silhouette matches.
In the 1980s, Coors put on incredibly popular
Schutzenfest rifle matches yearly in Golden,
CO. There was a guy who won the top award
(part of it a really expensive black powder
rifle) every year. This guy from Nevada would
actually wear out a rifle doing dry fire and
live fire training, but he and a few others like
him would tailor their black powder cartridge
ammunition for the particular day and
conditions, by hand loading right at the match.
He would take particular care in using the right
lube for specific temperature and conditions
on each bullet. This attention to detail and
practice paid off for him, with everyone at
those matches essentially competing for
second place every year.

In 2012, Lapua set up an ammunition testing center for their rimfire ammunition that is available to everyone, not
just pro shooters and Olympians.

SSUSA.ORG | MAY 2018

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PHOTOS BY PETER FOUNTAIN

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