Archive for handloading

Book Review: The Practical Guide to Reloading

Keith Wood takes a closer look at Nathan Foster's "The Practical Guide to Reloading."

January 15, 2015

Transporting Loaded Ammo

Dave Campbell shares a few poignant tips regarding traveling with ammunition.

June 16, 2014


Today relatively few handloaders take the time to anneal their case necks. Dave Campbell is one of those few.

May 28, 2014

Crimps Are a Pain

Dave Campbell's not sure who declared that crimping primers in place is necessary, but he's got a bone to pick.

May 07, 2014

The Glory of Handloading

Handloading's not a new concept, but more hunters are adopting it in order to save money and get through ammunition marketplace shortages.

February 20, 2013

Getting Over the Ammo Shortage

What are shooters saying today? “Know where I can find some .22 shells?"

February 20, 2013

When the Snow Starts Flyin’

I woke up this morning to a world of white. It snowed a couple of inches last night, and the rather balmy fall we’ve had—it was 60 degrees on December 2—seems to be giving way to winter. In the past I would be putting on the heavy long underwear and some snow camo so I could head out and hunt geese or coyotes. But nowadays the magic of standing up to frigid temperatures has lost a lot of its luster. The plain fact is I don’t like to get cold anymore.

December 10, 2012

Is Handloading Obsolete?

By Keith Wood

Myth: You must handload to get the maximum performance out of your hunting gun.

June 20, 2012


I just saw an account of a rifle letting go at a range. Like most stuff I see on the Internet, I am skeptical of it until there is some corroboration. Anyway, the story goes something like this: Gomer goes to the range, and on the first shot his rifle comes apart, leaving him with a gash in his forehead. Subsequent analysis shows he had 66 grains of powder in his .30-06 case, rather than the 56 grains called for in the loading manual.

May 03, 2012

Dillon Precision BL 550

The Dillon Precision BL 550 gives hunters complete control over quality with the ability to weigh each powder charge and then pour it into the case.

May 24, 2011

A Great Handloading Accessory


November 03, 2010

Getting Started in Handloading

It is easy to get started reloading. The best way is to have an experienced friend show you how, or to take a class.

July 27, 2009

The Revival of Handloading

Faced with ever-higher prices for factory-loaded ammunition, hunters are discovering what their forebears learned long ago.

July 21, 2009