Reloading Articles to Continue Learning
In reloading, most of the time, you won't really have to deal with "head spacing". But, what is it? And, how does it affect me? Here's head spacing in a nut shell: In order for a cartridge to properly fit in the chamber, it has to be sized to a s[...]
Choosing Bullets - Casting your own can save a LOT! The projectiles are always the most expensive component in reloading.
Components used in reloading: Brass cases - Cost = ZERO, presuming that you acquired them for free, and are reusing the cases Primers - Cost = $.03 each, presuming that you are shopping carefully, to keep cost low Powder - Cost = $.02 - $.[...]
One of the most common questions I get during my reloading classes relates to the need for cleaning brass prior to the reloading. "Do I really need to clean the brass?" The answer is always YES! And, here's why. When you fire cartridges at the [...]
Mistakes happen! There are some basic safety rules for reloading. And, all of them are RULES for a reason. It's worth going over them for the sake of this discussion. It's also worth going over the basic GUN HANDLING rules first: ALWAYS keep[...]
Law enforcement and military personnel have obvious needs for pistol cartridge performance. One of the driving factors has been, and continues to be, the "FBI Penetration Test." The official name of this set of criteria is the: "FBI Ballistic Protoco[...]
Full Length Sizing for Bottleneck Cases This article describes the process of resizing bottleneck cartridge cases. Setting up the sizing die for a bottleneck case requires a higher level of precision than for straight-walled cases, and the quality[...]