Ammunition

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

A .458 (left) and a .500 Nitro Express (right), each tipped with a 500-grain round nose bullet.

Round Nose Bullets, Too Often Overlooked

Round nose bullets should definitely have a place on a reloader's bench. They are a superior close-range option, remaining as accurate as a spitzer, while delivering more energy on target.

Save those reloading manuals!

Reloading Manuals the Sacred Tomes of Reloading

When it comes to ammunition, there is no more important source of knowledge than reloading manuals. With pertinent data on nearly every bullet, powder and caliber, new and old editions of these references help create the perfect load.

Stick powder on a scale.

Gunpowder or Things That Make You Go Boom!

Nowadays, reloaders have every type of propellent at their fingertips. But to get the most out of a cartridge, reloaders must understand the different powders' properties. Master ballistician Philip Massaro breaks down what you need to know about powder.

Primers-in-the-Primer-Tray

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.

RCBS Rock Chucker Single Stage Reloading Press

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.