IMR Legendary Powders announced a new family of propellents that should appeal to a range of hand loading enthusiasts. The new powders are suitable for both shotshell and handgun cartridges. IMR states that the shotshell powders were designed to match the existing bushing charts so your current gear should work fine with the powders.
MEC Shooting Sports, better known in the shooting community as just MEC, announced it was moving into metallic reloading starting with its first single stage press: the MEC Marksman. MEC is well known for its high quality shot shell reloading equipment, but has not really attacked the metallic reloading market. That seems to have changed. The […]
If you are looking for a .308 caliber rifle bullet for subsonic use, you might be interested in the new projectile from Lehigh Defense. The new bullet is a 176 grain projectile that is specifically designed for subsonic use when loaded in a .308 Win and 300 BLK cartridges.
Hodgdon announced a new product that might be the best new powder for loading the 300 BLK cartridge. Called the CFE BLK, the new spherical powder was formulated to provide reliable functioning of an AR-style rifle regardless of the bullet weight used. Both super- and subsonic loads are said to work very well with the […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]