Performance Handloading

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

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 ā€œ+Pā€) come with higher combustion pressures and more sophisticated bullet designs.

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“Cartridges of the World” Winner Announced

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win the latest, greatest edition of "Cartridges of the World." With coverage of more than 1,500 cartridges, including the latest commercial cartridges, wildcats, and old/obsolete rounds, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.

Essentials of Reloading

Performance-Enhancing Loads: Reload Your Own to Get What You Need

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.