The reloading of ammunition essentially entails combining the components comprising a case, propellant, primer and bullet into an integral unit. Reloading manuals have long been a crucial component for reloaders to help with developing the correct loads for their guns.
In South Africa the Somchem Reloading Manual is available and internationally manuals are available from Barnes, Hornady, Sierra, Speer, Nosler, Berger, Lyman and Norma.
In a very comprehensive article written by Mauritz Coetzee in the April 2014 issue of Game & Hunt the data contained within the different reloading manuals along with various aspects of the reloading process are discussed.
Reloaders will benefit from Mauritz" insights into the difference in velocity caused by the use of magnum versus standard primers as well as the remarkable changes in performance that can be brought about by changing a single component i.e. a primer or bullet type when preparing a load. A wealth of interesting information gained from in-field testing of loads is also shared.
For any reloader who is serious about improving the performance of custom loaded ammunition for his firearm this article is a must-read. "Reloading manuals - gateway to ballistic happiness"Â� can be found on page 35 in the April 2014 issue of Game & Hunt.
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