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The .308 Winchester is a cartridge accurate enough to notice the slight variations in components.

Dealing With Reloading Component Variations

Bullets, powder, primers and cases ... they aren't all the same, even when they're from the same lot. Understanding the issues surrounding reloading component variations is the first step to overcoming them.
Reloading lead

Reloading: The Day The Ammo Disappeared

The focus of reloading has been precision shooters, extreme-long-range shooters and the safari crowd. And then, the factory ammo dried up.
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Ammo Brief: .32 ACP Ballistics And History

.32 ACP ballistics are hampered by a light bullet and middling velocities. Nevertheless, it remains among John Browning's most popular pistol cartridges. What You Need...
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What’s New And What Really Matters In Bullet Design

Bullet design improved by leaps and bounds in recent decades and continues to get better. See what are the hottest projectiles for 2020.
The .30-06 Springfield can be loaded to perform like the .30-30 Winchester when powered with 5744—or even to subsonic velocities with heavy bullets.

Accurate 5744 Powder: Versatility in a Bottle

Accurate 5744 Powder has earned its stripes taming big-bore beasts and making them viable options for lighter North American game.
45-70 Government cartridge

Ammo Brief: The Enduring .45-70 Government

The longevity of the .45-70 Government is the definition of a true classic cartridge.
At 125 years old, Winchester’s .30-30 still makes an excellent hunting cartridge.

Reloading Bench: The Classic .30-30 Winchester

Fall in love with the 125-year-old .30-30 Winchester all over again, this time on the reloading bench.
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Ammo Brief: Accurate And Inflexible .32 Smith & Wesson Long

Accurate as the day is long, the .32 Smith & Wesson was hindered by its lack of versatility compared to iconic .38 Special.
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Understanding The High Standards Of SAAMI

Every manufactured product--from sports car to toy boat--are held to certain standards. SAAMI sets these for ammunition and keeps them exceedingly high.
A big help for precision reloading. The Redding Case Neck Gauge will quickly and accurately measure the neck thickness of your cases. Removing those cases that aren’t concentric will help tighten groups.

Precision Reloading: Making The Best Case Possible

The cartridge case is the most controllable element in precision reloading. Here are the steps facets to turning out optimized brass.
300 Savage

Ammo Brief: .300 Savage … 100 Years That’s Anything But ‘Savage’

Despite other .30-calibers supplanting the .300 Savage in popularity, the efficient cartridge still proves a favorite of hunter for its accuracy.
The .450 only fits into the AR magazine by slipping it under the feed lips.

.450 Bushmaster Ammo: Is There A Cheap Way To Keep One Fed?

Staying flush in .450 Bushmaster ammo, given its price, can prove a challenge. That is unless you take its production into your own hands.
With just hand strength to seat primers, as well as poor leverage, you have great sensitivity about just how the task is going.

Reloading: The Art of Seating Primers by Hand

Seating primers by hand is time consuming, sometimes arduous and a must for building those rounds that really matter.
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Dissecting Threat-Stopping Bullets

Build a better understanding of the terminal performance of defensive bullets and you'll find the one that will save your life.
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Ammo Brief: 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum

The 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum is nearly gone, but certainly not forgotten.
These are the author’s favorite three powders from the Hodgdon Extreme line. You can cover a lot of ground with just these propellants.

Reloading: Hodgdon Extreme Powder—The Consistent Choice

Engineered to produce velocities as regular as clockwork, the Hodgdon Extreme Powder line delivers what reloaders chase—consistency.
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