Performance Handloading

Reloading and handloading articles advice columns and videos from Gun Digest contributor Walt Hampton.

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How To: Handloading the 30 Nosler

Capable of excellent accuracy and more than adequate velocity and terminal performance, the 30 Nosler is a great new .30-caliber magnum for reloading.

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Hornady ELD-X Redefines Hunting Bullet Design

Doppler radar study reveals polymer tips melt in flight, changing the ballistic coefficient (BC) of bullets. The new Hornady ELD-X with Heat Shield Tip bullet released for 2016 solves this problem.

Precision is a key in working up varmint loads.

Reloading .22-Caliber Centerfire Cartridges

Reloading .22-caliber centerfire cartridges requires precision, but the attention to detail pays off in the field. Accurately loaded cartridges can make your next varmint hunt -- whether it be squirrel, woodchuck or coyote -- a blast.

Is High-Velocity Ammo Worth It?

Is High-Velocity Ammunition Worth It for Handguns?

My opinion is, for the average shooter, probably not. Handgun ammo comes in many different loadings within caliber. High-velocity ammunition varieties (often referred to as “+P”) come with higher combustion pressures and more sophisticated bullet designs.