You ever wanted to shoot a 30 cal Browning machine gun?!! How about a 9mm Sten gun, or an M3A1 Grease Gun in 45 ACP, or a Bren 303 light machine gun!!?? Arturo and I decided to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 by traipsing over to Las Vegas, Nevada where dreams […]
Our project was to compare Hornady, Redding and Lyman die sets with the goal of loading 50 rounds each for range testing…Unfortunately, with Redding, we were only able to load 4 rounds…let’s show you how this happened…And once again, the brass was Starline, not Winchester – I grabbed the Starline jug by mistake… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started […]
Let’s begin our actual reloading of 45 Colt ammunition review of the Big 7 die manufacturers with the Hornady die set. Many associate Hornady with factory ammunition and also the fine Hornady bullets. However, Hornady is also huge in reloading equipment. Part 2 of this video series is on the Hornady 45 Colt die set […]
During these turbulent and stressful times, gun ownership, ammo buying and reloading have exploded with many new shooters in our midst. This is Part 1 of a new 7 part series on reloading dies from our world famous US manufacturers.
This year poses some real considerations in practically all we do or are doing. This includes shooting and reloading. Here are some relational recommendations as we move into the second half of this difficult year of 2020… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
The 303 British forged an Empire and helped win two World Wars over its military service life of 67 years. Still the go to round in many countries across the globe, US shooters have mainly shunned it. Let's reload this glory encrusted round in this video....
This scope from UTG has some characteristics that create special considerations in the mounting on your rifle of choice. This is part 2 or a 3 part series on this scope… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Some have said that low bullet run out is not that significant an affector of accuracy – However, the issue of uniform neck wall thickness and neck concentricity has been shown to be more important to accurate ammunition / gun systems. Let’s demonstrate how we can achieve that with the simple and easily obtained Lee […]
Let’s take a good look at the UTG 8-32x56mm Accushot Scope. This is a substantial and feature filled sighting accessory for US shooters. Part 2 will be the mounting tips for this scope. Part 3 will be the testing of this scope. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader […]
This video speaks of one of the six categories of conceptual and practical handling of our reload ammo – the category of the Full Length Resizer Reloaders…Happy 4th..!! FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
No better way to come out of Corona Virus Shutdown than to celebrate with great shooting supplies from Ballistic Products Inc and Midway USA…!! FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
James and Nick Ross have some great creations and supplies plus the very fine Russian shotgun slug molds at The Reloaders Network Store… Note that with this device, we can put the handle anywhere on the turret where Lyman only gives us 2 positions. It’s worth dropping over there for a look… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting […]
James (Loads of Bacon) at The Reloaders Network has created a 3D printed jig for effective joining of the Russian slugs with their proprietary tail wads. Alignment is essential to success with the Russian slugs, and this jig makes it easy. Let’s see what James has come up with…. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube […]
When our reload slugs look good, are solid, and rival factory ammo, we have the best chance at getting performance and accuracy. And the shotgun slug crimp is critical to the success of the ammo. Let’s discuss this feature and make a recommendation for a good road to success… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube […]
This video goes into the merits of Hodgdon 777 black powder substitute powder. When shooting black powder or black powder substitutes, wads are often used between the powder charge and the base of the bullet. With black powder, lubed felt wads are often used. Here is a good and inexpensive way to make our own […]
Reloader 308 is a newer bullet caster and is looking to reload for his 308 Winchester rifle. Well, he can find some data on line, but let’s give him the lowdown right from the horse’s mouth – Lyman is our oldest reloading company and the original source of cast bullet loading information… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting […]
Hollow base bullets are made by swaging and casting requiring or utilizing softer alloys. This video presents the characteristics of hollow base bullets and the rules of thumb for reloaders to get the best results with these very useful projectiles… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter […]
With all the talk about powder coating and tumble lubing, what is the current state of traditional sizing and lubing with machines such as the RCBS LubeAMatic 2 or the good old Star? Turns out that there are enough rifle and gas check applications to assure that traditional cast bullet lubing is alive and well…Here’s […]
Well, we’ve got a great load for the 445 Super Magnum for hunting – 2150 fps with the 240 grain Speer Deep Curl bullet. But for straight wall black powder load hunting season, we’re in need of getting that load ready using the Lee 300 grain wide flat point smasher penetrator bullet, hard cast, of […]
It was 1877 and the time of pocket pistols being popular with great deterrence against crime as belly wounds could not be treated and a very suffering death ensued. Used by LE and the military past the turn of the 1900s and the advent of smokeless powder, the heyday was when Colt chambered their Police […]
Dirty Harry, with his big 44 Magnum, still is magically engraved into our culture. And so, a range party for eight is in the offing once the Coronavirus clears. But we’ll be needing a lot of good safe reliable fun ammo, so let’s go to work with our Dillon 550B. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on […]
Captain Rex would like discussion and range shooting of the 45 ACP and 45 Colt as part of the 45 Caliber in America including the S & W M25.. Let’s begin with a perspective on the 45… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
When we get into the sweet spot with our new Lee 457 500 R mold, how do we stay there for the duration of a 3 1/2 hours session? FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Want to know the powder granule shapes and dimensions of your favorite powders? Or how about the nitroglycerin content? Or how about the range of calibers best suited to a specific gunpowder choice? Or the shelf life? This book has the information… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader […]