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As an expert witness in shooting cases over the past few decades, Massad Ayoob has drawn a few conclusions about what works and what doesn’t. Find out why he avoids the use of handloads in self defense applications.
Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are “good” or “bad” depends on what you were trying to do. In “ABCs of Reloading,” author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can’t blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few “false notions and home truths” about shotguns and shooting.
The U.S. Army has announced, “that soldiers may use only government-issued magazines with their M4 carbines, a move that effectively bans one of the most dependable and widely used commercial-made magazines on today’s battlefield,” Military.com reported. The Army’s “safety of use” message didn’t mention any specific make or model of magazines, though according to Military.com, [...]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has rescinded a rule against use of lead ammunition in dove hunts. The Iowa Natural Resources Commission, a citizens’ panel appointed by the governor, passed that rule last year, over claims that lead shot for dove hunting was, somehow, a threat to human health. “That upset some hunters and some gun [...]
If you are already familiar with the basics of reloading, you probably know that non-toxic loads are a little different in composition – in the load data or recipe – and that you can never simply substitute ingredients. Find out what’s available in non-toxic shotshell loads, how they perform, keys to successful reloading for shotgun shells and more.
One critical rule of firearms safety is that the bullet must stay in its intended backstop. No responsible shooter would go to one of the older indoor shooting ranges that have a warning poster saying “LEAD BULLETS ONLY, JACKETED BULLETS CAN PIERCE BACKSTOP” and then proceed to pump hard-jacketed bullets into that frail backing.
Accuracy is often listed among the top three reasons for reloading your own ammunition. Handloading ammunition allows you to customize loads to draw the maximum degree of accuracy from your gun, and to tailor the loads to your needs for a particular hunt or competition.
Hornady recalls seven lots of 500 Smith & Wesson 300 grain FTX Custom pistol ammunition.
There are many great reasons to reload your own ammunition. And, there are some people who just shouldn’t do it . . .
Blind Side is a definite unique alternative to that Same Old Steel Syndrome. Every little bit helps in the duck blind.