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Philip Massaro

About Philip Massaro

Philip P. Massaro is the President of Massaro Ballistic Laboratories, LLC, a custom ammunition company, which is comfortably nestled in between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. He has been handloading ammunition for 20+ years, and has loaded a wide range of pistol and rifle ammunition, from the lightest plinking loads through the heavy hitting cartridges designed for animals that are measure in tons. He is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor by trade, a musician by choice, and usually reeks of Hoppes No. 9.

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Reloading Ammo: The Brass Tacks of Chronographs

When it comes to truly tailoring your ammunition to your firearm there is a oft neglected tool — the chronograph. This shouldn't be, given the instrument's affordability everyone making their own ammo needs to have one.

Despite having the potential case capacity to really throw a heavy bullet down range, those who reload for the .22-250 are typically stuck with lighter projectiles, given the slow twist rate of their rifles. Photo Massaro Media Group

Reloading Ammo: The Straight Spin on Twist Rates

Depending on application, there are advantages to heavier bullets. But going big on your next reload requires some investigation into whether or not your firearm can handle those extra grains properly.

Monometal bullets earned their place in the pantheon of reloading when the started to include shank grooves. The feature helped the projectile achieve the accuracy shooters were after. Photo Massaro Media GroupDespite a rocky start, monometal bullets have earned their place in the pantheon of reloading.

Reloading Ammo: Groovy Bullet Trends

There have been a number of advancements in bullet design in the modern day. One of the most elegant and effective has been the addition of grooves on a projectile's shanks.