Category Archives: Reloading for the Rifle!

Reloading hints for the novice and those considering reloading for High Power Rifle.

To Crimp or Not to Crimp, That Is the Question – A Tale of the Tape

In the article, “Where the Road Leads – Two Gadgets That Called Out to Me.” I went on a bit about my theories regarding crimp on lead rifle loads. My thinking was that the vertical stringing I had experienced with … Continue reading

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Where the Road Leads – Two Gadgets That Called Out to Me

So, a while back, during the earliest stages of the component shortage, I had ordered 1500 heads (bullets) from Sierra, a long story short they took about 9 months to actually show up. During that time, and because I am … Continue reading

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So, You Start Feeling Cocky and Then…

Seems that it always happens after stretch of things more or less working out, that the stars and planets align to pull you back into earth’s orbit. As a result of this immutable fact of life and fate, we have … Continue reading

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OK, So, You’re Ready to Make Ammo? or Fill ‘Em and Stuff in the Cork

OK, as I am completing this post, I am realizing that it gonna be a really really long one. So, sit back pour yourself your desired libation and relax.  I promise you that it takes a much shorter time to … Continue reading

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Complete Case Prep – The Easy Way and The Hard Way!

Cases, What Made Repeating Arms Possible! When you fire a cartridge, a great many functions are performed by the cartridge case. But let’s begin with chambering the round. The completed cartridge transports, the primer, the powder charge and the projectile … Continue reading

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Priming Cases: The First Step in Making Great Ammo

So, you’ve spend all that time obsessing over your primer pockets, Decapping, Reaming, Cleaning (maybe), Uniforming (maybe), and now you need to fill all those empty spaces in your life. Welcome to priming! But first, a word or two of caution… … Continue reading

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Musings on Primer Pockets – How Obsessive Can We Get Really?

Primer Pockets There are two types of primers and pockets, one of which is considered to be reloadable and the other not so much, Boxer and Berdan. Boxer Primers are the ones used on US commercial and military centerfire ammunition. Boxer … Continue reading

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