Reloading data for a variety of rifles and other guns from the Gun Digest Cartridges of the World series.
Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it’s reloading or collecting. While it isn’t foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.
While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here’s some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from “Reloading for Handgunners.”
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Whether the results you get from shotshell reloading are “good” or “bad” depends on what you were trying to do. In “ABCs of Reloading,” author C. Rodney James points out several problems that you can’t blame on the loads, and goes on to dispel a few “false notions and home truths” about shotguns and shooting.
If you are already familiar with the basics of reloading, you probably know that non-toxic loads are a little different in composition – in the load data or recipe – and that you can never simply substitute ingredients. Find out what’s available in non-toxic shotshell loads, how they perform, keys to successful reloading for shotgun shells and more.
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 .45 ACP.”