Thanks to everyone who commented to enter the drawing for a copy of "Reloading for Handgunners", and a hearty welcome to all the new Inside Gun Digest Books blog readers. As it turns out, whether or not reloading saves money, a whole bunch of you are doing it, or want to.
It's often said that reloading your own ammo will save money. According to one author, that probably won't happen, but you'll sure shoot a lot more.
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.
The .45 ACP may be one of the easiest calibers to reload (perhaps tied with the .38 Special). The question is, can the ease of loading the .45 lead you to develop sloppy ammunition reloading habits? Patrick Sweeney thinks so, and he talks about it in the "Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the...
If your ammunition reloading activities lead you to load similar calibers, extra caution is needed to keep the cases, loaded ammunition and, in some instances, bullets separate. A poster with full-size images of cartridges can help you get it right the first time.
Some people are better advised to not take up ammunition reloading. C. Rodney James, author of "ABCs of Reloading," knows from first-hand experience what can happen.
Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing to win a copy of "Cartridges of the World." Looking at the comments, it's clear that reloading data is not only interesting to ammunition reloaders - shooters, hunters and collectors were well represented.
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If ammunition reloading data is what you're looking for, your search has ended. From the publishers of Gun Digest, "Cartridges of the World" is a complete and illustrated reference guide, with reloading data for over 1500 cartridges. Post a comment by midnight Feb. 12, 2012, and get in on a chance to win a...