A big part of the satisfaction in reloading your own ammunition is the fact that you have made something “custom”. You can customize the economics (Read: you are cheap and want to save money), the ballistics, the recoil, and a multitude of other factors related to ammunition. So why not have some fun with your reloads and put some custom “branding” on your boxes?
This Christmas I decided to give my brother-in-law Aaron some ammunition to shoot in his S&W Shield (9mm). I thought it would be a good opportunity to rib him a bit about the “back-woods” nature of Spokane, Washington: the city he lives in. I also thought it would be a great opportunity to add some “cheesy factor” which meant I had to choose the appropriate “character” to add to this custom ammo label. After pondering several images (Chuck Norris in the 80’s, Burt Reynolds, etc) I landed on Steven Seagal. I’m happy with the results, and Aaron got a good laugh out of the gag.
Now I’m inspired to create custom ammo labels for various cartridges I load. Why not? It’s fun, and you’ll get some good looks at the gun range.
So what would you create for your custom ammo? Please leave a comment!