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Caliber Choice: Straight-Walled Cartridge Resurgence

Once an afterthought for rifle shooters, straight-walled cartridges are surging again thanks to some states' hunting laws.
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How To Start A Reloading Bench

Exactly what equipment do you need to create a functional and efficient reloading bench?
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Reloading The Old Reliable .30-06 Springfield

Easy like Sunday morning, reliable as a well-aged Labrador the .30-06 Springfield continues to serve reloader well.
500 Linebaugh

.500 Linebaugh: Taking Revolver Cartridges To The Next Level

Nothing stands a chance up against John Linebaugh monstrous 1/2-incher — the .500 Linebaugh.
223 Remington

Ammo Brief: The Rise Of The .223 Remington

Walking hand-in-hand with the development of the AR-15, the .223 Remington has gone on to become among the most popular centerfire rifle cartridges of all time.
The remnants of the author’s varying loads for his .308 Winchester. Sometimes, less is more — and more can be too much.

How Much Is Too Much When It Comes To Handloading?

Handloading is all about creating personalized options, but going overboard can get messy.
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Bullet Weight: Is Bigger Really Better?

At one time, bullet weight held great significance in terminal performance. But modern materials and designs have changed this dramatically.
Any powder with a burn rate equal to or slower than IMR4350 is a great choice for the 7mm Remington Magnum, up to Reloder 25.

Handloading: Unlocking The Potential Of The 7mm Rem Mag

The 7mm Rem Mag has a ton of potential away from just being a hard-hitter if you take up handloading the cartridge.
A good roll crimp keeps the projectiles where you put them, as well as keeping velocities uniform.

What You Need To Consider When Handloading Defensive Ammunition

From safety to legalities, is it smart to handload defensive ammunition?
7mm-08 Remington Ammo

7mm-08 Remington: The Spectacular Short-Action Seven

Remington introduced this medium-capacity rifle cartridge to the marketplace in 1980. The 7mm-08 Remington is based on the .308 Winchester case necked down to 7mm and was loaded with a 140-grain bullet at 2860 fps.
Federal Hydra-Shok Bullets

Federal Hydra-Shok Bullets Available As Reloading Component

A popular choice for decades in defensive ammunition, Federal Hydra-Shok bullets are now available as a reloading component.
The .505 Gibbs with 525 Woodleigh Hydrostatically Stabilized solids, and a charge of Reloder 15, gave great performance with significantly reduced recoil.

The All-Around Joy Of Alliant Reloder 15

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy Reloder 15 ... and that’s pretty much the same thing.
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Overlooked Powders That Can Get Your Handloads On Target

Sometimes, lesser-known powders are exactly what a rifle needs to transform from ‘goat’ to glorious.
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Can You Trust Handloads For Dangerous Game?

Do you trust your reloading skills enough to bet your life on them in a dangerous game situation?
ManDrake Vermilyea (left) and the author working on a handload for the .270 Winchester. It’s great to teach a new shooter how to handload ammo.

The Importance Of Getting Youths Involved With Reloading

Satisfying has handloading itself, passing on your passion for reloading keeps the next generation shooting straight.
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Creating Brass For Rare And Obsolete Cartridges

Creating brass for rare and obsolete calibers is easier than you think. Here's what you need to know to create your own at home.
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