If you want to build a precision rifle, you need precision tools. In the same way, if you want to load and shoot precision ammunition, you need the tools that will produce *and* validate the precision of your loads. A good chronograph is one of those tools! In this post I’m going to introduce you […]
My very first set of reloading dies were LEE 44 Magnum pistol dies that came with the LEE Pro-1000 press that I started out with. Since then, I’ve acquired many more sets of LEE dies ranging from 30-06 to 9mm to 45 ACP to 357 SIG and quite a few in between. LEE Pistol Dies […]
Anyone who’s reloading needs to think about brass prep. It’s kind of like prepping your car before a paint job- if you don’t take the time to do prep right, you will not get the desired result. The first step is getting your hands on some brass. You can buy new brass, buy once-fired brass, […]
Hello all- In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Colt 1911 pistol, I thought I would put together a post that showcases various progressive reloading presses cranking out 45 ACP ammo! This caliber is very versatile, and continues to be a favorite for both target shooters, law enforcement, and self defense. There are plenty […]
I know a lot of us reload a lot of different calibers, but I thought it would be interesting to find out what calibers folks are reloading most often (I’ll do another poll for rifle cartridges). Don’t see your most frequently loaded handgun cartridge? Please leave a comment!
This video shows setting up and loading 45 ACP with the new Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet feeder on the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP press. Here’ I’ll show the preferred die setup from the following post: Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder – Die Stations Thanks, Gavin
One important thing to consider when contemplating a bullet feed system is – “How am I going to setup my dies and powder measure, and do I really have room and enough stations to make this thing work?”. Well, those are good questions, and this post will discuss a few different die configurations on the […]
In my last related post – Hornady Bullet Feed Dies – Overview I covered the basics of the bullet feed die that is integral to the new Hornady Lock-N-Load Bullet Feeder system. In this post, we’ll take a step back and look at a “high level” feature overview of this new product. The Complete Hornady […]
You may have noticed that retailers have finally started stocking the new Hornady Bullet Feeder for pistol reloading. This is an exciting release, because this is the first bullet feeder that’s the same “color” as the corresponding press and electric case feed system that it’s designed to work with. I have actually spent some time […]
Pistol case trimming demonstrated start-to-finish with the Hornady Case Prep Center.
Any time you go to choose reloading components, you have to ask yourself- with all of the choices out there, which product is right for this application? When you’re selecting a pistol powder, here are a few things to consider: Caliber, barrel length, power level, bullet weight Metering capabilities Load data Safety and case capacity […]
In this review, we’ll take a look Hornady’s “Custom Grade New Dimension” pistol dies. In particular, I’ll use a set of revolver dies (44 special/magnum) for this review. Summary: Overall Score: 4.5/5 Hits: – A very complete set, with accessories and replacement parts, allen wrench – Great features, Excellent quality – Comes in a […]