A Sign of the Times: DIY Primers

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The continuing ammunition shortage is making people of the gun a tad desperate.  Perhaps it’s time to think about ammunition as a long-term proposition rather than a recurring annoyance.  We’ve long made use of...
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Ask Josh: Is It Possible To Load ‘Perfect’ Ammo? Should You Even Try?

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Have a question for Josh? Email it to [email protected]  Well, boys and girls, today we have a question from frequent TTAG poster and reader EpsteinDIDNOTKillHimself regarding reloading cartridges. Our friend asks: “The question I would like to ask:...

Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal, CCI, Speer and Remington Addresses Your Questions About Ammo...

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Jason Vanderbrink is back again. His last video discussing how his companies are working to produce as much ammunition as possible has garnered nearly two million views. In this latest video, he answers some...
Nosler Reloading Guide 9th Edition (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Book Review: Nosler Reloading Guide, 9th Edition

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If I ever wanted to see my name in print, it would be as one of the cartridge introduction authors for the Nosler Reloading Guide. As Robert Browning would write, "A man's reach should exceed...
Lee Breech Lock Hand Press Kit (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Gear Review: Lee Breech Lock Hand Press Kit

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There are lots of good reasons to load your own ammunition. But if you're going to spend many thousands of dollars on reloading equipment, at least in the first few years, cost savings isn't...
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Florida Reloaders Spark a Fire Igniting 100 Pounds of Powder and 10,000 Rounds of...

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Two people have been hospitalized for burns suffered after touching off a fire, apparently while loading ammunition in a Venice, Florida home. From fox13news.com: The home on Sunset Beach Drive was engulfed in flames when fire...
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Is Old Ammunition Safe to Shoot?

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As a longtime firearms instructor and head of a gun rights group, people ask me all sorts of questions. All questions have merit, especially for people who are new to guns. Among these questions,...
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Reloading Component Inventories Getting Tight as Ammunition Sales Soar

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By Thundervoice About five months ago, I wrote a piece for TTAG about the cost of reloading. Two or so weeks ago, I was visiting with a fellow reloader who had just ordered a box...

.38 Special: What I’ve Learned After 20,000 Rounds

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I make a habit of counting the number of reloads I make by keeping a tally of primer and bullet boxes. I’m not a hoarder and I don’t keep them, but I am detailed...
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3 Things for Gun Owners to Do During a COVID19 Quarantine

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It's only been a few days, but are you already starting to climb the walls from being in such close proximity to family members? Are video games not your thing? Looking for something productive...
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So You Want to Load Your Own Ammo, But You’re Not Sure if It’s...

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Reader Thundervoice writes . . . I’ve been reloading for about four and a half years. The first couple of years saw limited quantities while I adjusted to rolling my own. Then I started cowboy...
Gear Review: Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress

Gear Review: Lyman Brass Smith Case Trim Xpress

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I know a reloader who doesn’t trim the length of his rifle cases. He shoots bolt action rifles, doesn’t crimp, shoots only mild to mid-pressure loads, and throws away his cases on the 4th...