Reloading

Loading your own ammunition is an important, if not necessary step in your path to becoming a master shooter. Like many shooters, I started reloading handgun ammunition before rifle ammo.  I mostly reloaded brass scavenged from the sand at the local range.  I had a …

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- …

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