Reloading


Local Dealers Can’t Keep Bullets In Stock

Shotgun shells, rifle cartridges and pistol rounds have been flying off the shelves with such speed at Houma Auto Parts, Calvin Prevost's gun store on Honduras Street, that the owner has taken to hiding what ammunition he can in the back so customers who buy a gun can leave at least with a single box of rounds.

Ammunition and Components

With the ammo shortage showing little sign of improvement, many shooters are having to deviate from their preferred components. Here's a look at some of the best components from Gun Digest.

Democrats Hang Fire on Guns

There is one thing that can be said of President Obama with certainty -- his election has had a phenomenal effect on gun sales.
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Reloading: Why is the .270 Winchester Still Around?

Though the author never warmed to it, the .270 Winchester has plenty of reasons to prove its worth, not the least of which is its popularity.

Why Many Valley Gun Shops are Sold Out of Ammunition

Grab a phone book and call every gun shop across the Valley. You will probably hear the same thing. It's been nearly impossible to keep ammunition on their shelves.

More on the Ammo Shortage

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is shedding light on the underlying causes of the ammo shortage. Will it get worse before it gets better?

Ammo Hard to Find as Gun Owners Stock Up

Gun shops across the country are reporting a run on ammunition, a phenomenon apparently driven by fear that the Obama administration will increase taxes on bullets or enact new gun-control measures.

Notes for Handloaders

Hints and tips for better, safer, more accurate loads, ideas and suggestions you won't find in the average manual.

Chaffetz Bill Would Require Government to Resell Shell Casings

US House Representative Jason Chaffetz will run legislation that would keep the Department of Defense from destroying its used brass shells instead of selling them to resellers. Pictured are hundreds of used .223 brass casings.

Reloading: The 8mm Mauser

An excerpt from the Cartridges of the World, 11th Edition Book, looking at cartridge dimensions and reloading data for the 8mm Mauser.

On the Ammo Shortage

Walk into your local shooting emporium and ask why there is an ammo shortage, and you'll hear inane speculation coupled with a conspiracy theory or two. The reality is that the supply chain for ammunition is relatively inelastic, and is easily overwhelmed by a sudden jump in sales.

Potential For More Gun Control Increases Gun Sales

We're swamped all the time, said B & J Guns Sales Manager, Chris Powell. These people are not just buying one gun, they're buying multiple guns and plenty of ammo.

Handloading Update: “Off Calibers” Are In

The big news for handloaders is the introduction by Hornady Manufacturing of so many new cartridges, or loads for previously difficult-to-obtain cartridges, ultimately resulting in more reloading die sets and components.

Blast From the Past: Shotshell Reloading

The army of shotshell reloaders grows daily - it's easy, simple, and you can save folding money!

Shotshell Reloading Presses to Consider

From Gun Digest 2008 comes this handy guide to some shotshell reloading presses you should consider. Shotshell reloading is a great way to save money and shoot more.

Shotshell Reloading: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to do shotshell reloading in an easy step-by-step guide from Gun Digest 2008. Shotshell reloading is a great way to fine-tune your shotgun loads and save money.

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