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 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.
A precision rifle is half the equation when it comes to accuracy. The other half, top-notch ammo. There are a few things, however, that must be kept in mind when loading ammunition that will knock the heart out of the 10 ring.
Reloading for personal defense can be a testing process, but a rewarding one. You'll sleep better at night knowing you have created ammunition you can bet your life on.
It is easy to let a reloading bench get messy and out of control. This is a BIG mistake. Getting into good organizational habits will make you reloading experience safer and more productive.
To err is human, and that goes for precision-minded folks like reloaders, too. However, when things go awry at the reloading bench there are ways to rectify the situation.
Of course, saving money is one of reloading's great attractions, but it's not the only one. Perhaps more appealing is the flexibility the discipline gives shooters, allowing them to tailor ammo to their needs.
Nickel brass cases are the shining gems of ammunition, resistant to tarnishing, no matter whose sweaty hands have been on them. But to use the component for reloading takes some understanding of the material's characteristics.
The dominant feature of the belted magnum is, obviously, its belt. But, the unique facet of the cartridge's design does not function the way most believe it does.