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.
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 having been working together for over 30 years to bring Lee Reloading Equipment to the UK.
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.
Full instruction manual for wester blank firer revolvers by Pietta and Uberti. Including a full guide on cleaning.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.