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Handgun Ammo with Virtually Zero Muzzle Flash

Filed in Articles, Powder, Reloading Ammo by on December 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 6020
Handgun Ammo with Virtually Zero Muzzle Flash

Reducing muzzle flash of handgun ammo

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Press Fit Instead or Crimp?

Filed in Articles, Bullets, Reloading Ammo by on November 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1652
Press Fit Instead or Crimp?

By George Helser A lot of products are designed to be assembled using a “PRESS FIT”. That is a round plug (or other object) will be pressed into a bore where the bore diameter is slightly SMALLER than the plug diameter. For example, bushings are pressed into automotive suspension components and gears are pressed onto […]

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Powders for Black Powder Cap and Ball Revolvers

Filed in Articles, Black Powder Shooting, Black Powder Supplies by on August 14, 2014 0 Comments • views: 4978
Powders for Black Powder Cap and Ball Revolvers

Black powder and black powder substitutes suitable for cap-and-ball revolvers

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Percussion Caps for Black Powder Cap and Ball Revolvers

Filed in Articles, Black Powder Shooting, Black Powder Supplies by on August 5, 2014 1 Comment • views: 10458
Percussion Caps for Black Powder Cap and Ball Revolvers

What sIze percussion cap should I use with my black powder revolver? Here is an explanation.

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Black Powder Cap And Ball Revolvers

Filed in Articles, Black Powder Pistols and Revolvers by on July 26, 2014 1 Comment • views: 7855
Black Powder Cap And Ball Revolvers

While there is a severe shortage of some reloading components (particularly reloading powder for pistols), You may have noticed that black powder reloading components are available. Like me, this may be prompting you to think about getting in to black powder pistol shooting. A Brief Note About Flintlock Pistols Flintlock pistols are black powder pistols. […]

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Fixing a Tinned Brass Mold

Filed in Articles, Bullet Casting Tips by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1292
Fixing a Tinned Brass Mold

So you have bits of lead adhering to your brass bullet mold? That’s not lead. It’s tin. Or to be more precise, it’s oxides of lead and tin.

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iPhone Apps For Reloaders

Filed in Articles, Reloading Ammo by on July 6, 2014 1 Comment • views: 10455
iPhone Apps For Reloaders

We scoured the App Store for iPhone apps for reloaders and put them all through their paces

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45acp Powders and Availability

Filed in Articles, Powder by on June 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1657
45acp Powders and Availability

45acp reloading powders and stocking status as of 8/6/2014

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Lasagna: Mountain House vs Wise Foods

Filed in Articles by on May 21, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1026
Lasagna: Mountain House vs Wise Foods

Taste test comparison between Mountain House vs Wise Foods freeze-dried lasagna.

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Tin

Filed in Articles, Bullet Casting, Bullet Casting Tips by on April 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1421
Tin

In the earliest days of bullet casting when the buffalo hunters sat around the campfire and melted lead into round balls, those bullets were pure lead.  Why don’t we still use pure lead for our bullets? 1. Pure lead deforms easily (called obduration).  Some amount of obduration is good: it helps form a tight gas […]

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Bullet Casting Furnace: Bottom Pour vs Ladle Pour

Filed in Articles, Bullet Casting, Casting Furnaces (Lead Melters) by on April 25, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2135
Bullet Casting Furnace: Bottom Pour vs Ladle Pour

If you are shopping for your first bullet casting furnace one of the questions invariably is: “Bottom Pour or Ladle Pour?”  Let’s start with an explanation of each: Bottom Pour The adjacent photo is my RCBS Pro-Melt bottom-pour furnace.  You can see the spout on the bottom of the pot.  Lifting the handle opens the […]

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FMJ vs Plated Bullets For Reloading

Filed in Articles, Bullets by on April 9, 2014 1 Comment • views: 1733
FMJ vs Plated Bullets For Reloading

Several bullet manufacturers are offering plated bullets for reloading.  How are they different from FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) bullets? Both typically have a lead core.  Plated bullets are then copper plated via an industry-standard plating process. FMJs are made by a swaging process. The copper plating is thinner and not as hard as an FMJ’s […]

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