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.
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.
It's hard to deny the bonded core bullet has been a game changer when it comes to ammunition. Offering incredible penetration, expansion and ballistic performance, the bullets have become the go-to option for big game hunters.
Crimping a cartridge is the final step in producing ammunition and it must be done. But the type of crimp used to hold a bullet in place all depends on the type of ammo you're reloading.
There are few better ways to take reloading to the next level than casting your own bullets. And learning how to create your own projectiles has the added bonus of seeing you through tight ammo supplies.
Round nose bullets should definitely have a place on a reloader's bench. They are a superior close-range option, remaining as accurate as a spitzer, while delivering more energy on target.
Take the guesswork out of reloading ammunition by checking out Handbook of Reloading Basics from Gun Digest.
When it comes to ammunition, there is no more important source of knowledge than reloading manuals. With pertinent data on nearly every bullet, powder and caliber, new and old editions of these references help create the perfect load.