Handloading

Shotshell Pressure: How to Avoid Trouble

One hears about several types of pressure, but for handloading there is only one pressure that you truly need to understand, service pressure. Service pressure is the maximum pressure in pounds per square inch (psi) below which you can safely operate your particular shotgun and above which you can anticipate trouble.

Shotgun-Replacement

Reloading Equipment for Shotgunners: Manufacturers and Gear

So you’re going to begin reloading. For $250 or perhaps even less, you can get set up with excellent new equipment and buy all of the components you require to begin building your own shotshells. This article will help you get started.

Tooling Up For Reloading

Today's reloader generally does not have all that much spare time and usually prefers speed in production over the option of taking tools to the field. The beginning reloader is faced with some basic issues that must be assessed when it comes time to purchase equipment. This article will help you get started.

Brass Basics: Case Selection and Prep

When buying cartridge cases for reloading, the first thing you want to be sure of is that you have the right one for your gun. This article will teach you how to approach case selection, case headstamps, case cleaning and storage.

Loads for the Military Bring-Backs

The Mauser and the Arisaka both offer great opportunities for handloaders. Here are a few loads you can start with to bring these guns to life.

Blow Up!

It takes an honest man to tell a story like this. Many of us have done, or have come close to doing, the very thing the author describes. "Short and simple: I should be dead, because there is no logical reason why anyone should be alive after blowing up a gun as I did....