Giveaway: Ammunition Reloading Essentials


** This giveaway has ended, but be sure to check the Inside Gun Digest Books blog for more chances to win great Gun Digest books.**

Whether you're a new firearms enthusiast, experienced cartridge collector or serious handloader, you'll want to get in on this chance to win two of the best reloading reference guides available.

This week, we're giving away our two most popular reloading titles to one lucky winner:

  • ABCs of Reloading – The 9th Edition of ABCs of Reloading is a step-by-step guide on reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells.
  • Cartridges of the World 13th Edition – From the latest introductions in commercial cartridges and wildcats, to the fresh, authoritative articles on current ammunition trends, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.

To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below answering the following question about your plans for New Year's Eve – At home, or out on the town?

Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the giveaway.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Thursday (Dec. 27) in the Inside Gun Digest Books blog.

Good luck!


  • One entry per person, please.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Wednesday, December 26, 2012.
  • Winner will be selected at random and announced Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Official Rules


  1. Home or at my parent’s I presume. If everything works out, I’ll be changing diapers on son #2 by then 🙂 No party anywhere that can match that . He’s due December 11th (planned cesarian, as he’s well above 11Ibs by now…).

  2. I’ll be at home with my lovely wife of 18* years. We’ve hit the age of not being out partying so much any more. I’m always looking for ways of upgrading my reloading knowledge, so would love to score this information.

  3. New Year’s eve is just another work night. With luck it will be a nice quiet uneventful day. Lunch will be sometime around 2 AM. Now, the only question will be what left over to nuke for lunch.
    The good part of working nights is that I’m on the road before and after the drunks pretend they can drive.

  4. Our right to own or have in out possession is being challenged in the most serious way. it does not take a genious to see that this present goverment administration is moving towards an outright ban and confiscation. Weust all support the NRA.

  5. This is the first time I have ever logged onto the site. I could use the books because I need to update my knowledge ad skills. I just started reloading again after 21 years because I got back into shooting again. I used to shoot during my active duty years in the Army. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.


  6. I will be at home with my wife of 48 years my son & daughter and their 7 grandchildren, the oldest of whom will have just received his first BB gun for Christmas. My 5 year old granddaughter loves to pull the handle on my Lyman T-mag press. How much better than that can it get

  7. I am just getting back into reloading and getting my “stuff” set up, so the books would be a great benefit. I just retired so we are going to get some long needed R&R on New Years eve. Hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas and do your best to stop the crazies in DC, we are going to be in for a rough ride, hopefully American pride will save the day. We have to keep our nation free from enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC!!

  8. Think I’ll stay up. People around here always do fireworks and I’d get woke up anyway. Then I’ll call it a night around 1am and go to bed and sleep so that I can stay awake for some of the bowl games and maybe the Rose Parade at 8am. Sure would like to win these books!

  9. Since we’re house sitting, it will mostly depend on whether the home owners are there or not. If not, we’ll sit back and enjoy our favorite adult beverages and see the new year in at home. If they are, we may get a room at a local motel and play hooky, which can be quite fun, lol.

  10. If I win these great books, I will be at home by the fireplace cruising through these dream books. I will have returned from Whiskey Row and Prime Rib dinner before the heavy drinkers zig zag home in their over build Pick-ups and SUV zombie terminators. Thank you Gun Digest for all the terrific giveaways even though I did not win. Happy Holidays gun digest and staff.

  11. This New Year’s Eve will be spent in our traditional manner. That being with a group of about 4 other adult couples whose offspring are off in other parts of the country or the world. We will indulge in such mundane repast as prime rib or a succulent lamb rack accompanied by pot luck vegetable, several already tested wines and a delicious New York Cheesecake prepared by a native of that city who was fortunate enough to marry and move to South Louisiana.

  12. I’ll spend a quiet evening at home with the wife and we’ll probably fall asleep early with the young cattle dog between us. New Year’s Day is a celbration day, with the traditional meal including black-eyed peas.

  13. Normally, we just stay home. But this year I’m going to compete in the annual Resolution Run that one of our local running clubs puts on each year on New Years Eve. Sounded fun and was something different to do.

  14. Me? Stay at home on New Year’s Eve?!?!? That is…that is…exactly what I will be doing, just like every year since 2002! New Year’s Eve is a go to the bar kind of night, and it’s illegal to carry a firearm inside a bar here in Kentucky where I live. Therefore, I very rarely go to a bar, and I never go when it’s going to be crowded. Generally speaking, if my Kimber 1911 and/or S&W M&P don’t go, I don’t go!

    • Spending it with the Game Warden down the street! I still have my father’s copy of Gun Digest from 1968, great re-reading it from time to time…although prices have changed a bit! Best wishes to all and may 2013 bring you all health and happiness!!

  15. More than likely will spend New Year’s Day ringing in the New Year with the beautiful sounds of AR-15 and .45 acp fire. Trying to learn how to reload to make such outings cheaper, thus doing it more often. Keep up the good work.

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