Tips and Tricks

December 16, 2013

Although designed for use in shotgun shell reloading, some shotshell powders are a good fit in pistol loads.

December 16, 2013

There is a slick method of checking, along with observing, typical case head pressure signs, that allows the reloader to work up safe maximum loads for each of his favorite rifle cartridges.

December 16, 2013

Modern magnum caliber revolvers are high-performance instruments. The high performance has the side effect that the high-pressure gases at the cylinder gap can show signs of erosion on the top strap and the forcing cone. This erosion has different levels of severity based on the type and amount of propellant used in the ammunition. 

December 16, 2013

You just purchased your new hunting rifle in a cartridge where you have no loading experience. What powder do you choose? When you look at reload data, the list of powders is usually long, and any one of them might work great. But here is the trick to hone in quickly on the ones that may work best.

December 16, 2013

Depending on the climate you live in, having powder cling (from static) to the inside of the powder hopper / powder measure tube can be annoying. This is especially the case when trying to empty the powder out of the tube. 

December 16, 2013

Do you have trouble seeing through your powder measure hopper?

December 16, 2013

We get a lot of calls from reloaders looking for light recoil, subsonic, youth hunting, or informal target and plinking loads.

December 16, 2013

Why did Hodgdon develop the Extreme powders and what are they?  

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