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PPU Bullet Profile Acronyms – What They Mean

By Tom Metcalf 5 days ago 136 Views No comments

How to make the right choice when choosing a PPU bullet for reloading

.303 Factory, Reloaded or Surplus Ammunition?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 days ago 22 Views No comments

Shooters these days therefore have three choices; to buy surplus military ammunition, to buy new factory ammunition, or to load their own. In this blog, we’ll look at the pros and cons of each, and some costings on which will be the most budget friendly and highest quality ammunition available.

Upgrading The Sights On Your Pedersoli Rifle

By Derek Unsworth 17 days ago 317 Views No comments

Thinking of buying a tang sight for your Pedersoli rifle? Here are some things to consider


Miniature Slice Of History: Norinco The Mini Mauser

By Gun Mart 21 days ago 1073 Views No comments

Bruce Potts tries out a very familiar looking bolt action rifle from Norinco; the Mini Mauser 33/40. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart

How To Cast Your Own Slingshot Ammo

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 21 days ago 369 Views No comments

Casting your own slingshot balls is a cheap and efficient way to keep your slingshot fed.

Join Sharpe’s Ranks, Buy Your Very Own Musket

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 988 Views No comments

If you haven’t seen or read Sharpe, give it a go, it’s now on Netflix. If you have, or you’d like to own one of the guns from the Sharpe series, read on to find out about a few of the guns used in the show.

The Charleville Blueprint

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 499 Views No comments

Check out this design blueprint for our Indian Charleville Musket

Guide To Buying A Gun Bag

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 592 Views No comments

It’s important to keep your guns safe from knocks and damage when in transit and having a good gun bag is essential.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 2 months ago 545 Views No comments

The majestic name of Queen Anne lends itself to multiple forms of 18th century elegance, and the famous Queen Anne pistol is no exception.

Looking For Powder Alternatives?

By Mark Underwood 3 months ago 1397 Views No comments

Mark Underwood takes a look at the burn rate charts for nitro powders and how to use them. This article kindly supplied by Gun Mart Magazine.

Is It Cheaper To Buy .38 Special Factory Ammunition, Or To Reload Your Own With Bought Or Cast Bullets?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 2887 Views 1 comment

Today we’ll compare the benefits of reloading .38 Special, both with bought bullets and home cast, in comparison to buying PPU factory ammunition.

Henry Krank & Lee Precision - Over A 30 Year Relationship

By Ana Nikacevic 3 months ago 710 Views No comments

Henry Krank & Lee Precision having been working together for over 30 years to bring Lee Reloading Equipment to the UK.

Brassed Off With Your Dirty Brass? Henry Krank Guide To Cleaning Brass Cases

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 890 Views No comments

To get good results when shooting, the key is always consistency in every respect. When reloading ammunition, the whole process starts and finishes with the brass case. As the only component you can re-use, and the vessel for the whole charge, the brass case must be in tip top condition to function effectively and be capable of re-use.

The Henry Krank Blank Firing Revolver Instruction Guide

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 1232 Views No comments

Full instruction manual for wester blank firer revolvers by Pietta and Uberti. Including a full guide on cleaning.

​Price Comparison Of Bought v Reloaded Ammunition Part 2: PPU 45/70

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 1237 Views No comments

For this comparison, I’ll compare the costs of 45/70 ammunition with a hand loaded counterpart. 45/70 is a fairly expensive calibre to shoot, simply due to the volume of material that is required to load it. It is a large calibre, shooting a heavy bullet, using a large case and comparatively hefty powder charge.

Price Comparison Of Bought v Reloaded Ammunition Part 1: PPU 308 Winchester

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 2877 Views 3 comments

Loading your own ammunition, versus buying it, is a debate as old as the hills. There are countless sources arguing one side or the other, but most focus around ifs and buts, so here is a direct comparison for cost and convenience based on how much money you could save.

Why Reload Instead Of Buying Factory Ammunition?

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 683 Views No comments

Many years ago, I bought a lever action rifle that came with a used Lee progressive press and other bits and bobs that I had no idea what they did. That started the whole reloading journey for me that continues today but why do other people get into it, for me it was an off shoot of that purchase, but I had never set out to reload.

You’ve Bought Lee Reloading Equipment, Now What?

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 305 Views No comments

You’ve finally taken the plunge and bought your first reloading kit (Lee in this instance) unpacked all the boxes and laid it out in your reloading space, on first look it all does look a little daunting. The following is based on reloading an already fired .308 case.

​History Of The Uberti Reproduction 1860 Henry Rifle

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 609 Views No comments

America has one quintessential rifle type unique to themselves, the lever action rifle and it all started with the Henry 1860 Rifle. The lever action rifle will always be identified with the old west and today there are both historic reproductions and modern versions available to the UK shooter.


Accurate And Affordable Ammunition & Components From PPU (Prvi Partizan)

By Derek Unsworth 4 months ago 209 Views No comments

For the shooter and reloader the PPU range of ammunition and components offers a quality product at a very cost-effective price.

PPU Bullet Profile Acronyms – What They Mean

By Tom Metcalf 5 days ago 136 Views No comments

How to make the right choice when choosing a PPU bullet for reloading

.303 Factory, Reloaded or Surplus Ammunition?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 days ago 22 Views No comments

Shooters these days therefore have three choices; to buy surplus military ammunition, to buy new factory ammunition, or to load their own. In this blog, we’ll look at the pros and cons of each, and some costings on which will be the most budget friendly and highest quality ammunition available.

Upgrading The Sights On Your Pedersoli Rifle

By Derek Unsworth 17 days ago 317 Views No comments

Thinking of buying a tang sight for your Pedersoli rifle? Here are some things to consider


Miniature Slice Of History: Norinco The Mini Mauser

By Gun Mart 21 days ago 1073 Views No comments

Bruce Potts tries out a very familiar looking bolt action rifle from Norinco; the Mini Mauser 33/40. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart

How To Cast Your Own Slingshot Ammo

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 21 days ago 369 Views No comments

Casting your own slingshot balls is a cheap and efficient way to keep your slingshot fed.

Join Sharpe’s Ranks, Buy Your Very Own Musket

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 988 Views No comments

If you haven’t seen or read Sharpe, give it a go, it’s now on Netflix. If you have, or you’d like to own one of the guns from the Sharpe series, read on to find out about a few of the guns used in the show.

The Charleville Blueprint

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 499 Views No comments

Check out this design blueprint for our Indian Charleville Musket

Guide To Buying A Gun Bag

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 1 month ago 592 Views No comments

It’s important to keep your guns safe from knocks and damage when in transit and having a good gun bag is essential.

Queen Anne’s Revenge

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 2 months ago 545 Views No comments

The majestic name of Queen Anne lends itself to multiple forms of 18th century elegance, and the famous Queen Anne pistol is no exception.

Looking For Powder Alternatives?

By Mark Underwood 3 months ago 1397 Views No comments

Mark Underwood takes a look at the burn rate charts for nitro powders and how to use them. This article kindly supplied by Gun Mart Magazine.

Is It Cheaper To Buy .38 Special Factory Ammunition, Or To Reload Your Own With Bought Or Cast Bullets?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 2887 Views 1 comment

Today we’ll compare the benefits of reloading .38 Special, both with bought bullets and home cast, in comparison to buying PPU factory ammunition.

Henry Krank & Lee Precision - Over A 30 Year Relationship

By Ana Nikacevic 3 months ago 710 Views No comments

Henry Krank & Lee Precision having been working together for over 30 years to bring Lee Reloading Equipment to the UK.

Brassed Off With Your Dirty Brass? Henry Krank Guide To Cleaning Brass Cases

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 890 Views No comments

To get good results when shooting, the key is always consistency in every respect. When reloading ammunition, the whole process starts and finishes with the brass case. As the only component you can re-use, and the vessel for the whole charge, the brass case must be in tip top condition to function effectively and be capable of re-use.

The Henry Krank Blank Firing Revolver Instruction Guide

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 1232 Views No comments

Full instruction manual for wester blank firer revolvers by Pietta and Uberti. Including a full guide on cleaning.

​Price Comparison Of Bought v Reloaded Ammunition Part 2: PPU 45/70

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 1237 Views No comments

For this comparison, I’ll compare the costs of 45/70 ammunition with a hand loaded counterpart. 45/70 is a fairly expensive calibre to shoot, simply due to the volume of material that is required to load it. It is a large calibre, shooting a heavy bullet, using a large case and comparatively hefty powder charge.

Price Comparison Of Bought v Reloaded Ammunition Part 1: PPU 308 Winchester

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 3 months ago 2877 Views 3 comments

Loading your own ammunition, versus buying it, is a debate as old as the hills. There are countless sources arguing one side or the other, but most focus around ifs and buts, so here is a direct comparison for cost and convenience based on how much money you could save.

Why Reload Instead Of Buying Factory Ammunition?

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 683 Views No comments

Many years ago, I bought a lever action rifle that came with a used Lee progressive press and other bits and bobs that I had no idea what they did. That started the whole reloading journey for me that continues today but why do other people get into it, for me it was an off shoot of that purchase, but I had never set out to reload.

You’ve Bought Lee Reloading Equipment, Now What?

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 305 Views No comments

You’ve finally taken the plunge and bought your first reloading kit (Lee in this instance) unpacked all the boxes and laid it out in your reloading space, on first look it all does look a little daunting. The following is based on reloading an already fired .308 case.

​History Of The Uberti Reproduction 1860 Henry Rifle

By Derek Unsworth 3 months ago 609 Views No comments

America has one quintessential rifle type unique to themselves, the lever action rifle and it all started with the Henry 1860 Rifle. The lever action rifle will always be identified with the old west and today there are both historic reproductions and modern versions available to the UK shooter.


Accurate And Affordable Ammunition & Components From PPU (Prvi Partizan)

By Derek Unsworth 4 months ago 209 Views No comments

For the shooter and reloader the PPU range of ammunition and components offers a quality product at a very cost-effective price.