Vertical Reloading Bench Saves Space
Click HERE for information describing a novel space-saving vertical reloading bench, and how you can build one for yourself.
Reloading Equipment & Supplies
Click HERE if you've wondered what equipment and supplies are used in reloading. This brief introduction will give you a little insight, and maybe encourage you to pursue reloading as an interesting extension to your shooting.
LoadMaster Equipment Selection
Click HERE if you're just getting started and are a bit confused about what equipment to buy for the Lee LoadMaster progressive press.
LoadMaster Reloading Videos
Click HERE to see a short video of the slower turret style reloading using the Lee LoadMaster press to reload .223 ammo, and click HERE to see the LoadMaster operating in the fully progressive mode, although at a relatively relaxed pace. Turret style loading is good when setting up the press, learning how to reload, and for more accurate rifle ammo. Progressive reloading is about twice as fast and is a good way to reload a lot of pistol ammo.
The Easy Way To Load A Lee Primer Tray
Click HERE to see a short video showing how to create a primer logjam to temporarily prevent the primers from falling out of the tray until after it's loaded into the primer feeder. Be sure to read the comments to the right that explain the simple process.
Using The Lee Zip Trim
Many people avoid the Lee Zip Trim, imagining that a cordless drill would be a better or faster way to trim brass and chamfer the inside and outside of the case neck. Click HERE to see how fast and easy it is to process brass with a Zip Trim. It can even polish the brass, too. A full explanation can be found in the comments on the right of the video (click MORE to see the entire comment).
Spray-On Case Resizing Lube
Click HERE for a simple recipe to make a very low cost and convenient spray-on case resizing lube and instructions describing how to use it.
Powder Burn Rate & Density Chart
This chart lists powders in order of their burn rate. The VMD (cc/gr) and powder density (gr/cc) are also listed on the same chart, because it's handy to know burn rate and density when developing loads. There are also comments to help select powders for different applications and calibers. Right click the link and select Save As to save a copy to your PC's hard drive.
powder.pdf - Requires PDF viewer
SAAMI Maximum Chamber Pressures
Table of maximum chamber pressures for various calibers. Right click the link and select Save As to save a copy to your PC's hard drive.
chamberpressures.pdf - Requires PDF viewer
Use this table to decode many of the headstamps used to identify the manufacturer and country of origin for various ammunition. Right click the link and select Save As to save a copy to your PC's hard drive.
headstamps.pdf - Requires PDF viewer
Lead Safety Procedures For Shooters & Reloaders
Click HERE for a short article with useful information about lead hazards as they apply to shooters and reloaders.
Casting Lead Bullets
Click HERE for a short article describing how to cast your own lead bullets from scrap lead you can often obtain locally for free.
Click HERE for a short article describing the importance of cast bullet hardness for minimal bore leading and maximum accuracy.
Measuring Bullet Hardness
Click HERE for a short article describing how to measure the Brinell hardness of cast lead bullets to verify the bullets are appropriate for your chamber pressure and muzzle velocity, or to fine tune the hardness for maximum accuracy.
Shooting Related Links!
Click HERE for some links to online suppliers and sources of information related to shooting and reloading.
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