The Gun Digest Reloading Series Episode 2 introduces the basic tools of handloading and an overview of what each does.
Brass is the one reusable component from ammo, but sooner or later they'll need to be cut down to size. This is when case trimmers become a necessity for reloaders.
Reloading ammo is a timeworn tradition, with many of its tools changing little over the past half century. But the discipline recently took a leap into the 21st century with the digital release of Hornady's reloading manual.
Accuracy is often listed among the top three reasons for reloading your own ammunition. Handloading ammunition allows you to customize loads to draw the maximum degree of accuracy from your gun, and to tailor the loads to your needs for a particular hunt or competition.
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Consistent, quality loads are the key to productive handgunning. These new titanium dies from Redding will speed things along at the reloading bench so you have more time at the range.
According to C. Rodney James, editor of the latest edition of The ABCs of Reloading: “There are at least five good reasons for embarking on the journey of reloading. First is economy. Someone who has come to enjoy the sport of shooting soon discovers that the cost of factory ammunition has become almost prohibitive....
With the increased prices of factory loaded ammunition, interest in handloading should also increase – and apparently it has, judging from the recent backorder situations at many manufacturers of reloading tools and components. The equipment covered in this update doesn’t cover everything available, but it should provide an idea as to what is...
The purpose of the primer is to ignite the main powder charge. However, there are more considerations than mere caliber and type when looking at the ignition end of a cartridge.