Reloading Articles




How Many Times Can You Reload a 45 ACP Case?
How Many Times Can You Reload a 45 ACP Case?

This caliber has a reputation for durability. Is it well-deserved? Read this and find out.


Turret Presses
Turret Presses

Are you trying to decide whether you should buy a single stage or progressive press? Don't forget about turret presses.


The MOST frequently asked question
What do I need to get started reloading?

This is - by far - the most frequently asked question by people that are thinking about getting into reloading. Here are my recommendations.


More 300 Blackout Bullet Trouble
More .300 BLK Bullet Trouble

One reader had a near worst-case scenario when using the "only-ones-available-at-the-time" .308 bullets for his .300 Blackout loads. Find out what happened.


300 Blackout Bullet Trouble
A Tale of Two Bullets

I ran into a little trouble loading 300 Blackout with the "wrong" 110gr bullets. Read all about it here.


Cartridge Case Annealing
Cartridge Case Annealing

Annealing can help extend case life and improve accuracy. This article explains how.


Your sizing dies are overworking your brass
Are Your Sizing Dies Overworking Your Rifle Brass?

Your sizing dies are probably wearing out your rifle brass.
We explain why it happens and how to prevent it.


Cartridge Case Longevity
Cartridge Case Longevity

How many times can you reload a case before it must be scrapped?
It depends...


Forming .300 Blackout Brass
Forming .300 Blackout Brass

Rather than buying new brass, many reloaders find it more economical to form their own .300 BLK brass from .223 cases. This article will examine that process, which consists of either four or five steps depending on how you decide to trim.


Why are hadloads more accurate than factory ammo?
Why are Handloads More Accurate Than Factory Ammo?

In the previous article, we determined that handloads are more accurate than factory ammo? In this article, we'll explain why.


Handloads vs. Factory Ammo
Handloads vs. Factory Ammo

Are handloads more accurate than Factory Ammo? Read this and find out.


Bullet Setback
Bullet Setback

This article describes some of the possible causes of, and fixes for bullet setback.


My Rounds Won't Chamber!
My Rounds Won't Chamber!

Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, you'll end up with a small percentage of rounds that will not chamber in your pistol. This article details some of the possible reasons why, and outlines ways to fix the problem.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges

This article explains the tools and techniques required, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of neck sizing bottleneck rifle cases.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Full-Length Resizing for Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges

This article explains the tools and techniques required for full-length resizing bottleneck rifle cases.


Resizing Straight and Tapered Cases
Resizing Straight and Tapered Cases

How to set up the sizing and expander dies when reloading straight-walled cartridges.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Handgun Cartridge Crimping

When to use a taper crimp and when to use a roll crimp. Step-by-step instructions for setting up your dies.


Wet Tumbling
Cleaning Cases - Part 2 - Wet Tumbling

This article describes how to wet tumble your cartridge brass.


Dry Tumbling
Cleaning Cases - Part 1 - Dry Tumbling

The first thing you need to do to prepare a case for reloading is to clean it. This article explains the most common brass cleaning method - Dry Tumbling.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Rifle Cartridge Overall Length

An important part of fine tuning a rifle cartridge load is finding the bullet seating depth that provides the best accuracy. This article explains how to do this safely


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Reading Pressure Signs

How to tell when it's time to back off.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Loading the .357 Sig

This cartridge has a reputation as being one that is tricky to load. Here's an article that explains how to do it right.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
How Much Can I save By Reloading?

You can save anywhere from 50%-90% by making your own ammo. Exactly how much depends on the calibers you reload.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Massachusetts Ammo and Component Storage Regulations

Believe it or not, Mass has laws governing the limits on how many components you can have on hand. Read about it here.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Brass Sorting Tips

What to keep, what to toss, and what to not even bother picking up.


Neck Sizing Bottleneck Rifle Cartridges
Ten Reasons to Reload

Saving Money is only one reason. Here's 9 more.


How to Make Better Rifle Ammo
How to Make Better Rifle Ammo

Some simple things you can do to improve the accuracy of your rifle reloads.