Muzzleloading hunters love this powder. But most reloaders think it is not a cartridge powder. Turns out that Hodgdon 777 is a very fine cartridge powder for all straight wall cartridges. Probably not good for autoloading pistols because of the increased fouling, but otherwise, Hodgdon 777 is a real hoot to shoot – high fun […]
The 12 gauge barrel insert in this video shoots 9mm cartridges from our single shot and double barrel break open shotguns for short range hunting and recreational use. The nice big hollow points on some cast bullet shapes create bullet seating problems for our uniformly short throated autopistols. Dave Johnson has run into some of […]
Getting good quality used or nearly new items and tools useful to our shooting sports and general living from garage sales is an exhilarating and profitable means of acquisition. It’s an All American way to spend a lazy Saturday morning or afternoon… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader […]
Lots of new items, shooting and reviews coming up in the HLZ…and Happy Memorial Day to all as we commemorate all the heroes of today and yesterday… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
You may have heard that it is safe to shoot rifled slugs through full choke shotguns. Others, including me, will tell you only to use cylinder or improved cylinder chokes with pure or nearly pure lead slugs only. A very slight taper might improve accuracy like in the old time Colt Pythons, but why would […]
Small and light, it’s a light and handy reloading kit for all 12 gauge shell making – all the equipment necessary to assemble shot loads and slug loads. Whatever components that can be scrounged and a shotgunner is in business whether at home or in the great outdoors… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in […]
In all the discussion on seating bullets close to, at, or into the lands of our rifles in the currently popular search for sub 1/2 MOA accuracy and long range hitting, we have forgotten about the terms freebore and rifling leade. Let’s discuss these as a matter of counterpoint so we fully understand what we […]
With the emphasis on long range high ballistic coefficient rifles today, along with the impending need of stabilizing long all copper bullets, shooters may be transitioning to fast twist rifles in all calibers… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
We’ve done Reloading Considerations For Our Lever Guns, so now let’s do this one. No one is an expert on revolvers because some of them don’t follow the rules. But here are some practical aspects for the wheelman shooters out there… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and […]
Every type of firearm, whether lever action, automatic, bolt, revolver, slide or single shot has special considerations for the reloading of ammo. Let’s start this video series with a discussion on lever actions – the specific reloading considerations. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
This is Part 2 of the latest on reloading the Russian slugs…these allow our many shotgun shooters to reload ammo that rivals factory slug in performance and accuracy. Previous domestic reload slug systems were jerry rigs at best… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
For users of the Russian slugs, this will be an updated review with new information. For new reloaders, this will be useful for those considering the reloading of their slugs. It’s about time for the State Of The Union on the Russian shotgun slugs… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been […]
During these difficult times of shortages in guns, ammo and components including gunpowders, what are some especially primo powders for rifle loading that would be on the short list of powders that reloaders would love to have...
During these difficult pandemic times laced with gun, ammo, primer and powder shortages, let’s get some information out for the vast herds of new shooters and new reloaders on powders that offer us the most usefulness for our handguns. When powders do pop up in availability either in stores, on-line or in the used powder […]
This may not be a new idea, but one that hasn’t been distributed…if so, this is either the FC Combo Reloading Tray, or at least the basis for other ideas that might make great reloading trays for personal use or as gifts for shooting / reloading friends or family… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube […]
It occurred to me that when we cast bullets, we get some unshootable reject bullets, but there are also a good number of shootable blem bullets. Why not load these for short range plinking, range and new shooter ammo? Will these give any satisfaction? Let’s find out…and if yes, we’ll have some useful ammo… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC […]
Happy Valentine’s Day – When the wife or significant other asks for help, that’s an opportunity to be a Valentine..!! And then we can do all our shooting bench hacks and shooting bench tools that happen to be in our 24/7 consciousness anyway… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a […]
Our Workmate Reloading Bench is almost ready to go. But first we have to add some final touches to our Workmate. Additionally, some accessories will be needed… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
12 gauge reloading trays are not widely distributed. Finding ones made of good hardwood is even more difficult. But here's a formula for making them ourselves even without woodworking skills...and in an inexpensive fashion...
These 12 gauge barrel adapters from Chaszel out of Toccoa, Georgia offers some serious versatility from any of our single and double barrel shotguns. The 45/70 barrel adapter has already tested out to be an excellent performer…let’s do a short tabletop review of these 30/30 adapters before we do the range testing …. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started […]
When a young person of good intent comes with a request for help, it’s an opportunity to be a positive influence on future generations. And when it’s a new shooter, then it becomes chance for a very positive and memorable experience. But only if we have a plan in place…choice of guns for particular shooters […]
Bastichforhire would like to know if our homemade bullet lube made from Home Depot toilet seal wax rings can be used for pan lubing…Now, I hate pan lubing because of the mess, but let’s go ahead and delve into my memory banks to see if we can pan lube successfully with minimal mess…. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started […]
From the plumbing department of Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ace Hardware…here are some very viable bullet lubes for cheap… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
This is Part 10 of the 10 Part video series on our commonly found reloading die sets. Now that we have 50 rounds of 45 Colt reloads accomplished with each of our die sets, let’s test these for safety, functioning and shoot ability. Since the range has imposed COVID limits, we will dispense with the […]