Selecting the Best Shotshell Hulls for Reloading

Selecting the Best Shotshell Hulls for Reloading In my last article, we discussed the popular misconception that brass height is somehow an indication of hull strength.  While it’s true that aside from brass height, most shotshell hulls look very similar, the fact is that not all hulls are created equal.  In this article, we’re going […]

Loading #0 Buckshot on the MEC 600 Jr

Loading #0 Buckshot on the MEC 600 Jr Buckshot is one of the most versatile shotgun rounds you’re likely to find.  With hunting, self-defense and tactical applications, there’s very little you can’t do with it, but good grief is it ever expensive!  With prices as high as $2/round or more for the premium stuff, and […]

Sharpshooter USA Buckshot Moulds

Sharpshooter USA Buckshot Moulds Casting your own buckshot is one of the simplest and most economical ways to save money as a reloader, particularly if you’re a big shotgun fan.  That being the case, why don’t more people do it? There are a number of reasons, but the biggest factor is probably that there just […]

Resizing Shotshell Hulls with a MEC Super-Sizer

Resizing Shotshell Hulls with a MEC Super-Sizer Spend any kind of time reloading high-brass shotgun shells using a ring-style resizing die, and you’re bound to stumble upon the all-too-common, and much-lamented issue of binding.  Binding hulls can quickly bring an otherwise productive reloading session to a screeching halt, as the reloader is now forced to […]

Anatomy of a Shotshell

Anatomy of a Shotshell Not unlike metallic cartridge-based ammunition, modern shotshells are comprised of a number of different components working in unison.  Despite this similarity, many gun owners are surprised to learn that shotshells are actually a fair bit more complex than their metallic cousins. The basic breakdown of components includes a primer, hull, propellant, […]