Reloading

223 Ackley Improved: A better 223? Whether it’s simple curiosity or a desire to increase performance, exploring different cartridges is part of being a shooter.  One way to accomplish this is to purchase a new firearm.  Another, more economical option, is to convert a rifle you …

Annealing brass for reloaders

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Most shooters are aware that brass work hardens as it is fired in a rifle and sized in a die.  The work hardening process makes the brass harder and less ductile.  If you have ever bent a piece of solid copper wire back and forth …

The 300 AAC Blackout (300 BLK) is a popular alternative cartridge in the AR-15/M16 M4 (AR) community.  Known for its ability to deliver heavy subsonic bullets for standard AR magazines while cycling the action in suppressed applications, it also works well with lighter supersonic loads, offering a …

What is cartridge concentricity?  Cartridge concentricity is how straight a cartridge is along it’s center axis.  The straighter the round, the lower the concentricity. Ammunition concentricity is measured using a method called Total Indicator Runout (T.I.R.)- sometimes referred to as Total Indicator Run-out, or Total Indicator Reading- …

308 Winchester load development with the Sierra 175 grain MatchKing (SMK) and IMR 4064 Powder. In this post, I’ll be developing a load for my M40A3 clone.  Built on a customized Remington 700 receiver, the rifle has  a 25″ long barrel and used the following …

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