Category Archives: Reloading

Everything from case prep, to components, the reloading category will be home to articles about reloading and reloading items.

Sierra Announces Five New SIG V-Crown Bullets

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Sierra SIG Sauer V-Crown Bullets Nov 2015

Sierra Bullets, in partnership with SIG Sauer, has announced the availability of five new members of the V-Crown self-defense-bullet line. The V-Crowns deliver Continue reading Sierra Announces Five New SIG V-Crown Bullets

Hodgdon’s Step-by-Step Loading Help

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Midsouth Shooters Supply sells a ton of Hodgdon powders, because, of course, the company makes great products our customers love. But Hodgdon powders are also popular because the company’s experts are willing to help folks get started in the craft or guide experienced hands toward new reloading ventures. Whether you’re new to reloading or a seasoned vet, there’s always something more to learn.

That’s where Hodgdon’s Reloading Education section comes in. The company has stockpiled a wealth of information that can help take your handloading to the next level. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to look at Hodgdon’s online system for building top-rate rifle, pistol, and shotgun loads and give you some pointers on how to make time-saving and money-conserving choices on brass, bullets, and powders.

Click here to see the landing page on which Hodgdon begins the education process.

Select the Reloading for Beginners tab to learn the basics, from the effect of crimp depth in shotshells to reloading the .223 to matching shot type and size to reloading data.

Midsouth also recommends you spend some time learning about Safety. Click that tab to brush up on the do’s and don’ts of reloading, starting with the basic reloading precautions created by the NRA.

Then, select the Tips and Tricks tab for informative posts on key topics in the reloading community.

Here’s a sample of some of the things you’ll find on the site:

Reloaders Corner: Pressure Curves for Semi-Automatic and Bolt-Action Rifles

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The following is a specially-adapted excerpt from the forthcoming book, Top-Grade Ammo, by author Glen Zediker, owner of Zediker Publishing.

When you’re handloading for semi-automatic rifles and bolt-action rifles, it’s helpful to realize they are not to be approached the same way. Continue reading Reloaders Corner: Pressure Curves for Semi-Automatic and Bolt-Action Rifles

Reloaders Corner: Let Me Introduce Myself

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By Glen Zediker

I’d like to introduce myself, and more importantly, introduce this new regular feature, Reloaders Corner.

I’ve been “at this” for over 40 years now, and “this” is shooting, handloading, and Continue reading Reloaders Corner: Let Me Introduce Myself

Setting Up for Reloading

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Getting started in reloading isn’t difficult. In fact, reloading isn’t difficult. Reloading is the best way to save a few bucks Continue reading Setting Up for Reloading

New IMR ENDURON Smokeless Powders

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Three New Powder Offerings from Hodgdon

Good news for reloaders, in this time of powder drought. IMR Legendary Powders has created a new line of sophisticated extruded powders that are loaded with more features than any other brand of powder available today. Better yet, these latest propellants do more than send your projectile down range! Enduron™ Technology features a built in copper fouling eliminator, insensitivity to temperature extremes, small sized grains for easy flow with an ideal loading density, and there are no ingredients considered harmful to the environment. Consult the 2015 Hodgdon Annual Manual for load data and more. Those looking to load for intermediate calibers are in luck as well, since 4166 has a similar burn speed to that of 4064 or Varget. This make’s it versatile enough to load .223 Remington.

From accurateshooter.com- IMR claims that Enduron powders are not sensitive to temperature changes. If this is true, these powders should prove popular, particularly IMR 4166 which seems to be in the Varget/Reloder 15 burn-rate range. With Varget so hard to find, if IMR 4166 proves accurate (and available) we might see many .308 Win shooters make the switch. IMR states that IMR 4166 is a “versatile, match grade propellant”. We’ve been quite pleased with IMR 8208 XBR as a Varget alternative. IMR 8208 XBR is accurate, clean-burning, and offers good velocity. Perhaps the new IMR 4166 will be as good or better…

As of right now, these powders are available right here, at Midsouth Shooters Supply, as well as many others. The supply isn’t steady, but more plentiful than in the past several months. Check often for availability, as our inventory is live, and they move fast. If you haven’t already, make sure to join us on Facebook for a heads-up on powder and 22 LR arrivals.

IMR Enduron 4166 Smokeless Powder – IMR 4166™ is the first in the series of Enduron™ propellants. It’s a perfect burn speed for cartridges like the .223 Rem, 308 Win/7.62mm NATO, 22-250 Remington, 257 Roberts and dozens more. IMR 4166™ is a positively versatile, match grade propellant.
IMR Enduron 4451 Smokeless Powder – IMR 4451™ Another new Enduron™ powder that gives top performance in the venerable 30-06, 270 Winchester and 300 Winchester Short Magnum, to name just a few. This propellant is ideally suited for many mid-range burn speed cartridges.
IMR Enduron 7977 Smokeless Powder – IMR 7977™ is the slowest burn rate Enduron™ Technology powder. It is a true magnum cartridge propellant with outstanding performance in such cartridges as the 300 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, 338 Lapua and more.

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American Series Reloading Dies

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Coming in February 2015, Hornady Manufacturing unveils its new line of quality reloading dies at an incredible price. The American Series currently covers 5 of the most popular Rifle Calibers with a Two Die Set, and 4 of the most popular Handgun Calibers with a Titanium Nitride 3 Die Set. Each of the sets offer more value by including 2 extra de-capping pins, Basic Reloading Data and a Free Shell holder. It’s hard to find this much quality at such an affordable price. Keep reading to see all the features of the American Series Reloading Dies.

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Features:

  • Each die set includes a FREE shell holder. Basic reloading data and two extra decapping pins are also included.
  • The 3-die American Series sizes dies feature an industry-leading titanium nitride sizing ring that reduces friction and case sticking, and helps prolong case life.
  • Select pistol dies are taper-crimp capable (9mm Luger, 40 Smith and Wesson/10mm, 45 Auto).
  • Sizing dies size to SAAMI specifications.
  • Internal spindles, expanders, and seating stems are interchangeable with other components on the market.