Tag Archives: RELOADING

10-236-4.5 : It’s What’s Up Front That Counts

OK we’ve finished our first casting session and 5.5 of the 10 lbs. of lead we melted is sitting on our bench in the form of about 236 or so 165 Grain 30 Cal heads, and 4.5 lbs. or so is sitting … Continue reading

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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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Melt It, Pour It, and Wait for It to Get Hard! – Shoot for Less with Lead

Ok so you’ve gone out and bought or otherwise secured the stuff to make cast bullets. You’ve read through the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook and you’re ready to start down the rabbit hole. You’re all dressed up in the appropriate … 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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