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Casting Isn’t Just for Cowboys

Thinking about taking the next step in rolling your own ammunition? Here are some tips on the equipment and skills you'll need to cast your own bullets.

November 26, 2013
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Berger Bullets

Berger's VLD bullet can do more than just punch holes in paper. The company's first reloading manual has recipes for a variety of applications.

May 21, 2013
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Problems with Primers

Some things have been repeated enough they’re considered fact. This is particularly true regarding internal ballistics.

February 16, 2012
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Gunpowder

A look at the stuff that makes bullets fly, from the earliest black powder to modern cartridge stuffers.

February 9, 2012
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Tactical Bullets for .30 Rem. AR Handloads

With the right bullet, the .30 Rem. AR can be a formidable personal-defense cartridge.

December 27, 2011
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Progressive Loaders

Maybe shooters should be thinking progressively. I’m not talking about political ideology or government ammunition assistance.

October 18, 2011
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Where Have All the Primers Gone?

You know what it’s like when you get a song stuck in your head? The first day it’s OK, but by the second, you’re nuts.

May 23, 2011
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Cheap Handloads Tested

Here are several inexpensive reloads that acheive excellent accuracy.

May 17, 2011
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Cheap Shots

If you reload you’re already saving money, but you can save even more.

May 17, 2011
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Case-Head Swipe

Case-head swipe (CHS) with AR rifles is similar to, but not the same as, ejector marks on cartridge-case heads fired in bolt-action rifles.

April 12, 2011