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.
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.
For the shooter and reloader the PPU range of ammunition and components offers a quality product at a very cost-effective price.
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To help the novice reloader and those experienced in reloading ammunition already who may need a refresher, we’ve created a comprehensive glossary of common words and terms in reloading and what they mean.
We've received a lot of questions recently on what licenses you need to order which powders, read on to find out. Full explanation and quick answer for each powder type.
Mark Underwood puts the Henry Krank brand primers to the test. Article kindly supplied by Gun Mart
Pete Moore takes a look at the new Auto Bench Prime from LEE Precision. Kindly supplied by Shooting Sports Magazine
The New Sierra Loading Manual, reviewed here by Mark Underwood. Article kindly supplied by Gun Mart.
Gun Mart take a look at the brand new Sierra Gamechanger, now available at Henry Krank
Take a look at a large range of centrefire rifle cases from across the pond. Article kindly supplied by Gun Mart Magazine.
Hodgdon Powder Company has bought Ramshot Powders from Western Powders, this acquisition was effective from 1st October 2020. Henry Krank & Co Ltd remains the exclusive UK importer for Ramshot Powder.
New Vihtavuori N555 reloading powder is now available at Henry Krank in 1kg bottles.