An apology from the Shot Report Staff and Memorial to Glen Zediker

Dear Shot Report Readers, I’d like to start by giving some apologies.  I’m sorry.  I’m not a writer by trade, so please be understanding while you read this. There, that’s the first one. The next is that I’m truly sorry that it has taken so long for us to get a Shot Report sent out … Continue reading An apology from the Shot Report Staff and Memorial to Glen Zediker

RELOADERS CORNER: House Arrest Handloading

It’s on and we’re in and it’s pretty clear what might be a good focus during these times. A few thoughts coming next HERE Glen Zediker Corona, Covid-19, is daggone serious. I’m beyond on board taking the precautions I can to protect myself and mine. It can and has killed people. I have to keep … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: House Arrest Handloading

RELOADERS CORNER: Salvage

You’re stuck with a lot of loser loads. Now what? READ MORE Glen Zediker Last time I threw out a circumstance where, during the will and want to deliver high-volume output a mistake was made and the result is that you’re left with honking pot full of substandard ammo. We talked about what might have … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Salvage

RELOADERS CORNER: Factory Tricks

A few factory “tricks” can be applied to handloads, if you feel a need. READ MORE Glen Zediker Last time we took a look at some of the differences between factory-loaded ammo and our own recipe handloads. That material wasn’t a total indictment on factory ammo as might have been expected coming from me and … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Factory Tricks

RELOADERS CORNER: Learning To Load Again, Three

As with many technical ventures, ultimately attaining best success is all in the details. Here are a few never to overlook in the process of learning to reload rifle ammunition. READ MORE Glen Zediker First, I thank you all for responding as well as you have to this little series. I appreciate the kind comments. … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Learning To Load Again, Three

RELOADERS CORNER: Crimp

More “factory tricks” can be applied to handloads, if you feel a need. READ MORE Glen Zediker A commonly used tactic in a factory round is a crimp to help hold the bullet in place before it’s launched, especially when there is a heavy bullet and heavy recoil. Inertia generated within the gun, in a … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Crimp

RELOADERS CORNER: Press Principals

This mechanism is at the heart of a rifle reloading setup, and options abound. Here’s what really matters, and how to know what you need (and what you don’t). READ MORE Glen Zediker A press is usually the first thing mentioned to a new handloader when the question is “What do I need to get?” … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Press Principals

RELOADERS CORNER: Factory Ammo

Factory ammo is a fact of firearms life. How does it relate to us, as handloaders, and, how do we relate to it? READ MORE Glen Zediker I’ve long been an ammo snob because of my focus on target sports, and on the creation of ammo for same (a focus both for myself and for … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Factory Ammo

RELOADERS CORNER: Press Tricks

There are a few tricks and treats, and traps, in reloading press designs and associated pieces-parts. Shellholder first. KEEP READING Glen Zediker Last couple of editions started a “press primer,” and this one should finish it off, at least for now. Shell Holder Options A correctly dimensioned and well machined shell holder is absolutely necessary. … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Press Tricks

RELOADERS CORNER: Press Tricks, Linkage

Reloading press designs vary, and some offer advantages, if they’re needed. Read more about which, what, and why HERE Glen Zediker This is the last (for now) look at reloading press designs and features, and it’s all about power — leverage and linkage. The more leverage a press can generate the less input effort from … Continue reading RELOADERS CORNER: Press Tricks, Linkage