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10 Second Muzzleloader Reload!  – Answer to “The Second Shot”

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes I intend to get the bullet into the barrel within 10 seconds, for heaven’s sake!  Not the whole process of reloading. And honestly on the video, it took me 15.  But compare that to a plastic dump tube muzzleloader reload kit that you would buy at Walmart or Cabela’s. This [...]

Annealing Brass Cases & How to Do It  OR  What Those Colors on Rifle Casings are & How to Recreate Them.

Annealing Brass Cases & How to Do It OR What Those Colors on Rifle Casings are & How to Recreate Them.

If you have been reloading or researching reloading for any length of time, you have probably heard of the term “annealing”. If you haven’t, then you have seen evidence of it before. If you look at the necks of some ammunition, you’ll see some almost-rainbow colors somewhere just down from the shoulder of the case. That is evidence of annealing. There are some advantages for reloaders to use this process as well, and the purpose of this article is to familiarize you with the concept and demonstrate a simple way to anneal your cases.

X-10 Progressive Press by Frankford Arsenal -- SHOT Show 2022

X-10 Progressive Press by Frankford Arsenal — SHOT Show 2022

This year at SHOT Show 2022, Frankford Arsenal introduced their X-10 Progressive Reloading Press, chock full of features at a great price!

Nosler Expanding M48 Mountain Carbon Rifle Series, Adds Reloading Guide 9

Nosler Expanding M48 Mountain Carbon Rifle Series, Adds Reloading Guide 9

Nosler is continuing to expand its top-flight M48 Mountain Carbon series with updated color options and added chamberings, while updating its reloading guide.

Why You Should Avoid Handloads for Concealed Carry

Why You Should Avoid Handloads for Concealed Carry

Upon first consideration, it would seem to be a decent idea to use handloads for self-defense.  A person experienced in handloading could choose the right combination to create tailored ammunition which would be far more effective in a real-world situation than the standard ammunition available for purchase in a store.  However, there is a risk. 

A Good “Stuck at Home” Project - Reloading Berdan Primed Steel Cases

A Good “Stuck at Home” Project – Reloading Berdan Primed Steel Cases

With everyone stuck at home, and the supply channels short of ammunition, a lot of folks are turning to reloading.

Lyman Takes Over Mark 7 Automated Presses - Builds First New Dies in 40 Years! - SHOT Show 2020

Lyman Takes Over Mark 7 Automated Presses – Builds First New Dies in 40 Years! – SHOT Show 2020

This past year Lyman Products acquired Mark 7 reloading, and it is a huge jump for one of the most recognized names in shooting sports. Mark 7 started out making automation systems for Dillon presses. We covered them in our SHOT Show vids back in 2012ish. As the company grew, and more and more small [...]

Reload Your Holiday Wish List with These 6 Must-Have Reloading Supplies

Reload Your Holiday Wish List with These 6 Must-Have Reloading Supplies

Your relatives might not know the difference between wet and dry tumbling, or the benefits of a carbide sizer die, but that doesn’t mean you should leave reloading supplies off your list to Santa. Now, I can’t help you explain to your grandma how an overall length gauge works, but I can tell you what I’m asking for this year, so at least we can confuse our relatives together.

Mini 12 Gauge Shells Are Getting SAAMI Specifications

Mini 12 Gauge Shells Are Getting SAAMI Specifications

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, or SAAMI, just gave the mini shell its official blessing, in part due to Federal Ammunition.

Bullets Matter in Handgun Accuracy - RMR’s 9mm 124 JHP MPR (.3555”)

Bullets Matter in Handgun Accuracy – RMR’s 9mm 124 JHP MPR (.3555”)

With great ammo, you can turn a $400 handgun into one that shoots as well as a gun that costs many thousands. The opposite is true as well. Sometimes cheap ammo can turn a handgun that cost many thousands of dollars into one that shoots about as well as a cheap one.