Ammunition

Ammunition reviews and articles from expert authors, gunsmiths, shooters and gun experts at Gun Digest.

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Primers, First Stage of Ignition

Primers are literally the spark that gets everything rolling in a cartridge. But there are some fine points about the component that must be understood to safely get the most out of the ammunition you're reloading.

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Choosing the Best Reloading Press for Your Needs

From powder tricklers to bullet pullers, there are a slew of tools handloaders need. But there are none more important than the reloading press. Check out what a professional ballistician has to say about picking the right press for your bench.

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Gun Apps that Score a Bull’s Eye

Music, banking, games – there's an app for nearly everything. Shooters haven't been left out in the cold. There are plenty of programs out there that turn smartphones into nifty shooting, reloading and general gun tools.

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Hodgdon RDC Upgrades Makes Reloading Ammo Easier

When it comes to free online reloading tools, few match Hodgdon's Reloading Data Center. And the powder manufacturer's database has gotten a even better with recent updates making it more user friendly.

The question of what a cartridge's name means is not as clear today as it was back in the good 'ol days. Photo courtesy Cartridges of the World, 11th Edition.

What’s In A Name?

Quantum physics is a game of Candyland compared to figuring out our American “system” of cartridge names. It wasn’t always so bad.

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New Turkey Loads 2014

These new optimized turkey loads hit strutting toms like a Mack truck and do so with astounding efficiency. Don't go after longbeards this season without some of these turkey loads in your vest.