Category Archive: Reloading

Jan
23

1050 Modifications

For the most expensive and “Cadillac” press in Dillon’s lineup, you’d think it was pretty much perfect from the get go, right? Wrong. Just remember, if it ain’t broke, you can always make it better! Here’s a couple of good ones to take a look at – the improved primer catch, and the aluminum roller …

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Jan
22

Once Fired is Best

I’ve heard a lot of opinions on what to shoot at major matches… New brass only, or well used, or whatever I have laying around, or whatever happens to be loaded up… My opinion is that once fired brass, fired in your gun from new brass, is the only way to go… Here’s why…

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Jan
15

Dillon Super 1050 installation

I didn’t get a chance to do an “install” review with my 650, so I figured I’d give you a look at what the installation of the new Super 1050 looks like. Like every other Dillon press I’ve installed, it goes pretty smoothly if you actually follow the directions. I managed to do that this …

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Jan
09

Why the Dillon Super 1050?

I finally bit the bullet (pun intended), and bought a Dillon Super 1050. Before I go walking you through the install, and a minor improvement or two, I thought I might go through my decision process – that is… why the Super 1050? And how might that apply to you?

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May
20

Montana Gold Bullet’s 121gr IFP

It’s good to have options, ya know? Luckily, there are two 121 grain bullets available in the marketplace, and when one is scarce, the other is usually available. I recently picked up a couple of cases of Montana Gold Bullet’s 121gr IFP bullet, because the Zero 121gr JHP isn’t easily findable, right now. After loading …

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Permanent link to this article: http://re-gun.com/2011/05/montana-gold-bullets-121gr-ifp/

May
14

Reloading: Lubing Your Cases

To lube or not to lube, that is the question… Strictly speaking, when resizing straight wall pistol cases, modern carbide resizing dies don’t require any lubricant on the case to prevent sticking. In fact, when I started reloading, I didn’t use case lube for exactly that reason. It wasn’t required. But… there are a number …

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May
12

Flipping Out – How To Use a Primer Flip Tray

Seemingly a pretty simple device, in concept, the primer flip tray’s sometimes confounds people. They come with no directions, of course. Their role in the reloading process is humble, but important, as they make handling primers effortless if used correctly. Check out the video, then hit the jump for some more info…

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Apr
19

A Case for the Gauge

In terms of equipment, a solid match performance rests in large part on match quality ammunition. Regardless of whether you reload, one of the most important quality inspection tools that you can use to insure that you’ve got match ready ammo happens to be a simple piece of steel that’s had a chamber reamer for …

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Mar
06

Redding Competition Seat Die

When I set up my new Dillon XL650 press, I decided to add a new toy to the mix – the Redding Competition Seat Die. Read on for a short review of this cool piece of reloading gear!

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Mar
05

Eye pro, people. Wear it.

Sometimes it’s really easy to get complacent about safety when the risks seem so far off. “It’ll never happen to me”, right? Wrong. It will, eventually. You spend a long enough time doing something, like, say, reloading ammunition, and something bad will happen. If you’re not prepared, you stand a good chance of getting hurt. …

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