brass

A close inspection of brass cartridges before every reloading is a must. Fine cracks such as the one above on the neck of the case render it useless.

The Breaking Point of Brass Cases

Brass cases are the one component that is reusable in the reloading process. But like all good things, these have an eventual end. Here is an explanation of the damages to look for and what to do when they're found.

Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill, a turning point in the Spanish-American War, as well as firearms innovation.

Strange Smokeless Powder Rounds at Santiago

They were outgunned by Spanish and their wondrous smokeless powder .45-caliber rifles. Could this rag-tag team of American Cavalry men survive–and win? “The Mauser bullets drove in sheets through the trees and the tall jungle grass, making a peculiar whirring or rustling sound; some of the bullets seemed to pop in the air, so...