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.
There comes a time for many reloaders when the volume of their ammunition needs outgrows the function of their single-stage press.
Stick, ball, flake — propellant comes in all shapes and sizes. Master ballistician Phil Massaro helps you figure out exactly which grain best suits your next reloading project.
When it comes to reloading ammo, there are some tricks and tips master ballistician Phil Massaro has picked up that make it safer and more efficient.
Ever since the .308 came out, shorter cartridges have been all the rage. But short-action rounds present reloaders with a unique set of challenges in getting the most out of the cartridges.
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.
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.
There is a simple technique that adds a ton of life to your cases – annealing. Of course, there are some tricks to doing it right, of which custom ammunition manufacturer Phil Massaro unveils in this blog.
Pressure spikes and drops due to temperature have long been a bane of a reloader's existence. However, advancements in propellants have mitigated this variable, in many respects.