A couple times a year I shoot sporting clays. I have been using a Mossberg 500 12 ga to date, but have been admiring the over and unders and Benellis that many of the shooters gravitate towards. I’ve never been one to follow trends, but often there is a reason those accomplished in a field […]
Roll crimping is essential to the success of our shotgun slug loads. Here is an innovative roll crimp design and product of Nick Ross. Available at the Reloaders Network Store, if you are in the market for a roll crimper for your slug loads, take a look at this...
12 Gauge Shotshell Resizing Die About a month ago I teased some of the new tools I started working on late last year, including a die and accessories for reloading 12 gauge shotshells on a conventional metallic cartridge press. In scenarios where you’re using your own powder measure, trickler, specialty components and roll crimper to […]
The latest shipment of Svarog 12 gauge shotgun molds and wads just arrived! Included were the "Special wads", the Italian (a.k.a. fire hydrant) Mold, and the Paradox Mold. This shipment also included a new style of mold, the "Zveroboy". This is an expanding and fragmenting slug that is sure to create a massive hole or two any just about any target.
This video shows how I made a roll crimping tool for reloading shotgun shells.
Long before $20/box sabot slugs, capable of accurately hitting big game out to 200 yards, graced the shelves of your local sporting goods store and before Karl Foster invented the rifled slug, our grandfathers took to the woods with a single shot 12 gauge, a pocket full of buckshot shells, and hopes of bringing home […]
Well guys, after a 2 day Tactical Shotgun Class at Front Sight in Pahrump, NV last Monday and Tuesday, I have solidly learned how to run my Browning Auto 5 shotgun in a tactical manner. It is now my go-to 3-Gun shotgun. The 2 Day Class is the first two days of the 4 Day […]
Out shooting the awesome Benelli M2 shotgun.
Just got this in from TRN – the Paradox Russian Slug Mold plus 500 more of the Russian tail wads. Casting session coming up… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
The latest shipment of Svarog 12 gauge shotgun molds and wads just arrived! Included were some "Special wads" and the Paradox Molds. This shipment also included a new style of expanding slug mold, the "Botfly". We also now offer 16 and 20 gauge molds!
The latest shipment of Svarog 12 gauge shotgun molds and wads just arrived! Included were the “Special” wads, the Italian (a.k.a. fire hydrant) Mold, the Paradox Mold, and the “Zveroboy” Mold which casts an expanding and fragmenting slug. There are a few new items as well. Several “Special” and “Universal” base pins for the Paradox […]
This is the first time I've tried casting with one of my new ASM moulds, and it did not disappoint. It's lightweight, well-built and incredibly easy to use. Pin-extraction is a dream, and once it's hit operating-temperature, it runs flawlessly.
12 Gauge Shotshell Full-Size Wad Punch – New Model Available! Super quick update folks; I’ve received a large number of requests for a modified version of my filler wad/overshot card punch to produce full-sized 12G wads that can be used in place of a conventional plastic shotshell wad. I know there are still a lot of […]
Back in late 2017 I began work on a press-mounted tool for punching my own shotshell filler wads and overshot cards. After an initial prototype and two revisions, I'm happy to report it's finally complete, and in production. Today I'm going to walk you through the final version, including the features and construction, as well as an explanation of how it works.
Brass shotshells conjure up images of the old west and cowboys. We go through and demystify to science and art of these nostalgic hulls of a bygone era. Whether your a smokeless fan or a follower of the "old black", these hulls are simple to use and dare we say it, a whole heck of alotta fun to shoot!
We demystify the magic behind choosing the proper wad design for the shotgun load you are reloading. Get the right components and start shooting more accurately. mannyCAOur channel’s goal is to educate, enlighten, and entertain people in the shooting, handloading, and hunting sports. We aim to preserve and pass along our knowledge while having fun […]
This is a review for my Tristar Hunter model after a 300 round break-in period. This video also shows a recent purchase of the CZ Woodcock Model and an overall going over fresh out of the box. ThorsaxeMy Channel is geared for the Hobbyist Handloader, Reloader or Bullet caster.
You asked for it and we brought it, the TOP 10 BEST Shotgun Hulls to load for the 12 GAUGE!. We go through and summarize what we gleamed from months of testing and loading!
Back in 2017 I was perusing eBay when I happened upon a new series of slug moulds made by a Russian company called Svarog. Being a huge fan of shotgun slugs, I immediately ordered each of the three styles they had for sale, and I've been meaning to review them ever since. As the outdoor shooting season can be pretty short here, it's taken me a while, but I've finally had an opportunity to test them out. In this article we're going to take a look at the first of them, the Zveroboy 12 (model ZVR).
Last summer, Svarog Bullet Mold company out of Russia reached out to me and asked if I would review their new slug mold called the Botfly. I’ve always been impressed with the quality and ease of use with the Svarog’s mold, so I jumped at the opportunity. When the mold came in, I jumped on […]
I made a few adjustment and loaded my last box of 25 and no problems at all. This press is well built. It will take a little time to get used to. The powder bottle has a minimum line you need to stick to because the powder charge starts to lessen, so I did half […]
The home cast Russian slugs are superior than our US home cast slugs in terms of accuracy and performance. Let’s discuss the Russian Svarog hollow point slug… FortuneCookie45LCFortuneCookie45LC started posting videos on YouTube in 2012. He has been a Reloader and Shooter since 1969.
This little press is for the person who is willing to practice and experiment, This low-cost kit can be made up with the simplest of gear needed to reload. Better crimp tools are available by the manufacturer. I couldn’t get a decent crimp maybe because of using new hulls and no overshot card. ThorsaxeMy Channel […]
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