“Welcome to the sheriff’s office, Colorada..!! Turns out that Stumpy lost his leg below the knee on July 4th 1863 in the Battle of Gettysburg. That’s why we call him Stumpy. But you better knock before you go into the jail, or Stumpy’ll likely cut loose with a hail of Rio Dabo Stumpy bullets…” Yes, […]
Amazingly, there doesn’t seem to be much on this subject in other videos. So let’s go ahead and load some common round nose 45 ACP bullets in the 45 Colt for revolver shooting. With the popularity of recreational and steel shooting with the 45 Colt, round nose bullets deserve consideration…. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on […]
Friend Arturo has been an avid 12 gauge duck hunter. He also has a 30/06 rifle. But his first handgun is a Uberti 45 Colt single action, and shooting that has inspired him to start reloading. Doug, in Redding CA, donated a restored CH reloading press and powder measure to help him get started. So […]
The reasons we make lead ingots for our bullet casting – 1) Better management of our lead 2) Convenience 3) Consistency 4) Safe dry ingots to go into our casting pots 5) Safe storable lead. Start to finish – here’s our lead ingots… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a […]
Many of our rifle barrels have significant and stubborn carbon fouling present that does not readily come out in regular cleanings. Borescopes can tell the story. Enter CLR, a common household product used to remove calcium and lime deposits from heavy water buildup. Noted LR shooter, Eric Cortina, swears by it for carbon removal instead […]
Most owners and shooters of the Thompson Center Encore platform have more than one barrel for their TC receivers. And storing their barrels by haphazard piling arrangements gets inefficient and cumbersome very quickly. Here’s an idea for organized and safe storage for our TC barrels… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has […]
Having the same ammo for both our rifle and handgun has been a popular concept ever since the Westward Movement after the Civil War. And the 357 Magnum has been one of America’s favorite calibers since its introduction in 1935. Let’s put the two together for reloading primary ammo for our 357 Magnum two gun […]
Linda is looking to buy a handgun for her home defense. But she has never shot a handgun before. When a friend like this comes for help, any of us needs to look for the new shooter to achieve safe and effective gun handling. And it begins with the shooter determining the best type and […]
The 30-40 Krag was a short-lived cartridge for the US military during the transition from black powder to smokeless. The idea of driving large caliber heavy bullets with black powder to fast lighter smaller bore bullets with smokeless was a difficult change back in the day. But the Krag became a very popular hunting cartridge […]
Producing useful and nice handmade shooting and reloading gifts for friends is invariably much appreciated. The thoughtfulness and effort required just adds to the goodness of these gifts. And there is something to be said for the satisfaction of creating something unique and well executed on the part of the gift giver. Plus woodworking is […]
There are times when shooting powder burning firearms in the convenience of the home, indoors as well as outdoors, brings a unique joy. There’s something to be said bout loading self contained ammo, shooting and ejecting that supplements all of our air rifles and pistols. That’s where low noise ammo and rifles like the Winchester […]
After bullets are cast and before they can be loaded, sizing and lubricating must be done. In this video, we will choose powder coating as our preferred method of lubrication followed by the sizing procedure…. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Here’s a fine cast bullet for our popular 38 caliber revolvers and lever guns from Lee Precision. Let’s see how well this 6 cavity mold performs in the actual casting… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Even though this factory barrel is suffering erosion and throat wear from shooting quantity varmints in the target rich environs of Williams and Weed, CA, it still has value as a deer, pronghorn or mule deer rifle. Let’s see if we can get it to shoot into 1 to 1 1/4MOA…FYI, the front rest used […]
Some commenters have actually told me that the high ammo prices and lack of primers for reloaders have forced them to quit shooting…This is not necessary and degrades our shooting skills. Enter the 22LR dragon..!! FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Thanks to MidwayUSA for making available factory overrun hard cast bullets because 1) Hard Cast is a value 2) Gas Checked bullets are a value and 3) 19 cents a bullet is a value during these inflationary times. But there is always a risk buying repackaged or seconds bullets – So was getting these 41 […]
This video is presented in the context of a tragic accident on a movie set. All gun handlers should always abide by the safety rules of gun handling whereby such accidents are prevented. This video should be viewed by adults only. Based on affidavits, lawsuits and newspaper articles compiled by other video creators, this video […]
This is the Goliath of Redding presses…let’s put it to work loading 45 Colt frontier loads… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
No problems with the Hornady sizer loading the 45 Colt, but the 45 Schofield cases did not size to the case head – probably because the Hornady is bored for progressive presses more – no problem as the Lee 45 Colt sizer steps in. We’re reloading for Linda – the 45 Schofield with Trail Boss […]
Just a handful of videos available on this powder, so let’s begin with a desktop review – a magnum pistol powder from the Czech Republic.. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
Let’s go to the range and test out just how pointable the Colt Single Action Army 45 is as many say it is. All the range clips are first takes only – no practice. Raw point and shoot. Also, let’s test the terminal effects of the 45 Colt…no need to do gel tests, the paper […]
John Taffin is one of the prolific contemporary gun writers of the current era. In this 2019 volume, he presents a very fine and thorough treatise on the .45 caliber – much loved by American shooters. So sit back and enjoy this book report on a great work for birthday gift giving for that special […]
If live ball ammo gets mixed into Hollywood dummy cartridges, they all look alike enough to be confused with possible tragic outcomes. Suggestions for banning all real firearms from movie sets might make difficulties for smaller productions. Safety protocols not followed caused the latest accident. Can dummy cartridges be made safer for future movie productions?? […]
The horrible event that occurred at the Rust set still shocks and saddens us all. The principals in this have offered explanation in hopes of escaping responsibility. The family of the deceased needs resolution. The sequence of events may not be exactly as it occurred, but may also be very close to what happened. FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC […]