This morning was spent in a drizzling rain testing the accuracy and velocity of seven handgun loads from Double Tap ammo in .380, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. This looks to be good stuff. I’ll conduct the gelatin – terminal performance – tests on Thursday. The results of the Double Tap ammo test will appear in my ammo column in Shooting Illustrated.
After that I put together some .327 Federal duplex loads with # 12 shot and a 60 grain Hornady XTP bullet. Talk about snake medicine. You can read about the details of this project in an upcoming Bench Topics column at www.loaddata.com.
Tomorrow I should be building a project rifle for a friend. A .25-06 based on a Remington 700.
Several articles need to be completed between now and Saturday. Sunday I leave for Wyoming to hunt pronghorn with the .30 Remington AR. Still not sure what bullet or load I’ll use. Decisions, decisions. If the Barnes Tipped TSX bullets show up in time, I’ll try to work up a load with those. Used an 80 gr. Tipped Triple Shock out a .243 NULA last year to take a Wyoming speed goat.