Reloading

Reloading saves you money, allows more shooting and helps create rounds much more accurate than you’d buy off the shelf. Gun Digest’s reloading section gives you the pertinent data and resources to help you turn your reloading bench into a quality ammunition factory. Reloading DataPerformance Handloading Blog.45 ACP Reloading DownloadAckley Cartridges DownloadCartridge Basics Download

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Hornaday Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, 9th Edition

Reloading Ammo Goes Digital with Hornady

Reloading ammo is a timeworn tradition, with many of its tools changing little over the past half century. But the discipline recently took a leap into the 21st century with the digital release of Hornady's reloading manual.

The .219 Zipper.

Unzipping the Zipper

The .219 Zipper persisted fitfully from 1938 to 1962 in that purgatory reserved for cartridges that look good on paper but somehow never quite measure up in real life. At this late date, it’s difficult to determine exactly how the .219 Zipper ended up on the compost heap of shooting history.