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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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Firearms come apart when gas pressures from burning powder can’t leave soon enough. Time matters. Pressures can’t build to dangerous levels if you don’t give them time. On the other hand, you must give pressures time to build to useful levels. The bullet is an obstruction. Its resistance (friction and mass), plus barrel length [...]
As an expert witness in shooting cases over the past few decades, Massad Ayoob has drawn a few conclusions about what works and what doesn’t. Find out why he avoids the use of handloads in self defense applications.
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.