Reloading Steel Cases – How To Reload Steel Case Ammo

reloading steel cases

So…is reloading steel cases possible?  Conventional wisdom says you can’t reload steel case ammo, but reality says you can. Sure, reloading brass cases are much easier, but you can reload steel cases.  That cheap Wolf 7.62×39 and the surplus 7.62x54r can both be reloaded if you take your time and add a few extra steps […]

Berger Discontinuing Bullets

Last chance to get these Berger Bullets.  They are being discontinued, and any order for them must be placed by today.  If you wait, they will be gone.  Contact Berger to order.  I don’t sell them, I just report on them.

New Hornady Reloading Tools for 2013

Hornady Light Strip

Hornady announced several new reloading products for 2013 including a new strip light for your Lock-n-Load press, a new balance beam scale and tumbling media. To me, the most interesting new product announced by Hornady for reloaders is the new light strip.  The device is a small strip of LED lights with an adhesive back. […]

New Hornady Reloading Manual

new Hornady Reloading Manual

A new Hornady reloading manual was just announced and will be available on December 1.  I’m expecting that the 9th Edition Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading will be an worthy successor in a line of excellent handloading books from the company. I bought my first manual (actually, it was a two volume set) back in […]

New Sierra .375 MatchKing Bullets

Sierra MatchKing .375

Sierra is now making a 350 grain, .375 caliber MatchKing bullet.  The bullets (part # 9350) are a boat tail design with a sectional density of .355.  Ballistic coefficient varies between .720 (at or below 1700 fps) to .805 (at or above 2200 fps). A box of 500 bullets carries a MSRP of $443.72.  Trial […]

Redding Reloading and the .17 Hornet

Redding powder measure

Redding Reloading Equipment is now making a powder measure adapter for their competition model 10x powder measure.  The drop tube adapter allows the handloader to precisely charge .17 Hornet cases. The measure is designed to provide precise throws of 1 to 25 grains, with the “sweet spot” being at 10 grains.  The drop tube adapter […]

Lee Ergo Prime

Lee Ergo Prime

If you are running a single stage reloading operation, you have possibly used, or at least considered using, one of the hand priming tools on the market.  For 2012, Lee Precision introduced a new hand priming tool called the Ergo Prime. The Ergo Prime resembles the other hand priming tools already on the market, including […]

RCBS Primer Pocket Swager

RCBS Primer Pocket Swager

RCBS is now making a primer pocket swager for removing the staking commonly found in military surplus brass.  If you are loading a lot of .223/5.56, chances are you have run into good brass that you could not easily use due to the crimp used to help hold the primer in place. There are other […]

Barnes 300 AAC Blackout Bullets and Ammo

300 AAC BLACKOUT Bullets

As I reported last December, Barnes is now making a bullet for the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge.  The new bullet is a 110 grain, all copper bullet with a polymer tip. Barnes is now making ammunition for the 300 AAC Blackout using this bullet.  The new Barnes 300 AAC Blackout VOR-TX ammunition is rated at […]

Lee Loader Video

I found a great video on reloading using the Lee Loader I wrote about a couple of days ago.  It is a simple system and can easily be done in the field:

New Lee Dies for 2012

Lee reloading dies

Lee Precision is making two new PaceSetter die sets for 2012: the 338 Lapua and 300 AAC Blackout.  Both sets are two-die sets, though the company is also making a new factory crimp die (sold separately) for the 300 AAC Blackout.  All dies are now shipping. The 338 Lapua is a standard two-die set that […]

Portable Reloading

Lee Loader

Reloading cartridges in the field is something that has been done by hunters and partisans for as long as we have had firearms.  Modern soldiers and sportsmen have access to seemingly unlimited supplies of factory loaded ammunition, but handloading ammo while in the field is still a great skill to learn.  You never know when […]

Hornady’s Ammo Plant – Home Edition!

Hornady Lock-N- Load Ammo Plant

Hornady is known for making great ammunition and some really nice reloading tools.  The Hornady Lock-N-Load presses and prep tools are widely regarded as being of excellent quality.  As we approach the new year, Hornady announced several new reloading products including the Lock-N-Load Ammo Plant. Hornady already makes a progressive press called the Lock-N-Load AP […]