Living History: Duplicating Vintage Swedish 6.5x55mm Military Ammo

Everyone gets into guns for a different reason. When I was growing up, I had many separate interests that all got focused on guns. I loved woodworking, metalworking, history, and, above all, minute details about specific things. I became fascinated by the historical markings on old guns and eventually got into collecting and shooting surplus […]

Gear Review: Little Crow Gunworks Precision Prep Tool

Yesterday I detailed the time-saving and simply awesome Little Crow Gunworks World’s Finest Trimmer 2, a must-have for anyone looking to load more than ten rounds an hour. This time we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another Little Crow Gunworks innovation: the Precision Prep Tool. The PPT is essentially a hand-operated prep station that […]

TacStar’s Brass Catcher: Gimmick or Gear?

TacStar, a subsidiary of Lyman Products, announced an addition to their existing line of aftermarket long-gun products. The newcomer is the TacStar Brass Catcher, a device that mounts to the Picatinny rail of AR-platform rifles. According to the company, the product’s aluminum component is fully adjustable and low profile, meaning it can be used in […]

Five Ways to Reuse Spent Cartridges

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — where there’s gunfire, there will be spent casings. Okay, so not in all cases, but the vast majority of firearms leave you with an empty cartridge casing after the shot has been fired. And far too many of those casings (and especially shotshell wads) remain on the ground to […]

New from Berry’s Manufacturing: the Bench-Topper

Reloading presses can be a major PITA to mount.  If you’re tired of clamping yours to a Craigslisted aquarium table (or to a Rube Goldberg-esque stack of 2x4s and carriage bolts like mine is) Berry’s Manufacturing might have a solution. Known for their plated pistol bullets, Berry’s Manufacturing calls this their ‘Bench-Topper’ mounting platform. It looks […]

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