Manufacturers of Reloading Equipment and Supplies
Dillion Precision manufactures the Square Deal B, AT 500, RL 550B, XL 650, Super 1050, and SL 900 reloading presses.
Lee Precision is a family owned and operated business. Our specialty is making the best possible product at an affordable price. The Lee family has been providing affordable reloading products since 1958. Our great prices come from patented innovative designs. Richard Lee our retired founder holds more reloading tool patents than anyone dead or alive.
CH Tool and Die
CH4D manufactures a complete line of firearms ammunition reloading equipment. From shell holders to presses, we make it all. We also offer a variety of reloading and shooting accessories. But our specialty is wildcat/obsolete caliber reloading dies. With a reloading die caliber list of over 1,200 calibers, you will have to work hard to find one that we don’t make.
RCBS has long been recognized as the industry leader in providing high quality reloading tools and accessories along with innovative new products and the best customer service in the industry. RCBS manufactures numerous single stage and progressive presses for metallic and shotshell reloading. They also manufacture a broad line of reloading accessories that includes case preparation, priming tools, mechanical and electronic scales, powder measures, reloading dies and a full line of bullet casting equipment. RCBS manufactures the Pro 2000 Progressive Turret Press and the Rock Chucker Supreme Press.
Lyman Products manufactures the Crusher II Reloading Press and the T-Mag II Reloading Press.
Redding Reloading Equipment
Redding Reloading Equipment makes the T-7 Turret Reloading Press.
Along with quality ammunition, Hornady also produces the Lock-N-Load and Auto Progressive lines of reloading presses.
Mayville Engineering Company has been manufacturing shotshell reloaders under the MEC name since 1956. Over the years we have manufactured more than two million machines from our simplest single stage machines to our fully progressive machines. MEC is an employee owned company, which prides itself on producing a quality product at an affordable price. At MEC, we value our customers and look forward to providing the best service possible.
Our unique Belted Magnum Collet Resizing Die has several great features. The top of this die serves as a case width gauge to show when a little “extra” case resizing is required. This resizing die is used to eliminate the case bulge at the expansion ring, after using your full length (or) neck sizing die. Our collet die insures that your belted magnum ammo will always chamber properly and your cases are now able to last for up to 20 firings, even when using hot loads. Our resizing die uses a collet that fits over the cartridge case, until it bottoms against the belt. The case is then pressed into the sizing die. The collet allows your case to go farther into the die where it only reduces the area “just above” the belt.
Forster Precision Products
Absolute Quality in Precision Reloading and Gunsmithing Tools. Made in America’s heartland since 1938. Chosen by the World Champion United States Shooting Team.
Resellers of Reloading Equipment and Supplies
Books on Reloading
Cartridges of the World (Cartridges of the World)
This benchmark volume is the foremost source for cartridge information. Hunters, target shooters, military history buffs, ammunition reloaders and cartridge collectors alike will find all the answers to their cartridge and shotshell questions in this comprehensive book that includes 1,500+ cartridges.
This reference book includes detailed photos, dimensional drawings and loading data. Descriptions of obsolete American cartridges tell the tale of ammunition used by settlers, cowboys and outlaws during the nation’s westward expansion, and offer insights into unusual rounds that never caught on. Hunters and shooters can improve their success with the useful ballistics tables.
Handloader’s Digest: The World’s Greatest Handloading Book (Handloader’s Digest, 18th ed)
Handloaders are meticulous hobbyists who constantly search for better loads, components, and the tools to assemble cartridges. They expect the best from their components and tools, and this updated digest is an assemblage of authoritative articles discussing various facets of the reloading hobby. New indepth articles from expert writers cover casting bullets, working handloads, choosing the right components for the job, new techniques, ballistics, reloading safety, and much more. Enthusiasts will gain insight into new reloading trends, as well as available equipment and accessories from major manufacturers. Extensive and valuable reference information includes listings of all handloading periodicals and books, plus directories of products and manufacturers.
ABC’s of Reloading (ABC’s of Reloading)
Starting with the basics, this guide leads the reader through the process of reloading with ease. Perfect for beginners and a great refresher for experienced reloaders, the book first discusses all the necessary tools and accessories needed to get started, then goes through step-by-step instructions and safety tips for loading your own metallic cartridges and shotshells. Helpful illustrations guide readers through each step and make the process easy to understand. The ABC’s of Reloading covers all aspects of the hobby, from benchrest loading techniques, to ballistic software, to competition and hunting loads and more. It also includes a comprehensive directory of reloading manufacturers. The guide carefully pieces together steps and techniques for reloading into an understandable process, outlining the basic procedures and providing information on cartridge cases, primers, powders, bullets, equipment and much more, putting beginners on the road to becoming experts!
Metallic Cartridge Reloading
Gun Digest Book of Handgun Reloading
Reloading for Shotgunners (Reloading for Shotgunners)
The Ultimate in Rifle Accuracy: A Handbook for Those Who Seek the Ultimate in Rifle Accuracy; Whether It Be for Competition, Testing, or Hunting
Ammo and Ballistics
All you ever needed to know about ammunition has finally been collected in one volume!
The Hunter’s Guide to Ballistics: Practical Advice on How to Choose Guns and Loads, and Use them Effectively
Now for the first time, here is a book written specifically for hunters about the guns and loads that they use. In this complete and fully illustrated digest, you’ll read about such diverse topics as: how to improve your long-range shooting; how to shoot accurately in winds of any speed or direction; how to solve the problems associated with shooting up and down hills; what causes mirage and how to read it; why some bullets shoot tighter groups farther away; how gunpowder is made; why bullets that move left also rise; which cartridges are suitable for everything plus comprehensive ballistics tables.
Modern Sporting Rifle Cartridges
Shotshells and Ballistics
There is a bewildering array of commercially loaded shotgun shells for sale, from the .410 to the 10-gauge. In fact, there are more types of shells and shot sizes on the market now than ever before. With the overwhelming selection of shells available, here, finally, is a practical, reasonably priced book that makes sense of it all. It lists commercially available shotshell loads from the .410-bore to the 10-gauge, in all shot sizes available, different shot types (lead, steel, bismuth, tungsten, and others) so that the shooter or hunter can quickly find what will be best for the gun he has and the game or targets he wants to shoot. Each shotgun shell with each loading has its own table–over 1,600 tables!!–showing shot size; weight of shot; recoil; average number of pellets in the shell; manufacturer’s order number; shell length and type of hull; type of wad; and whether the shot is buffered or not. In addition, each table contains data that details velocity (in 10-yard intervals from 0 to 70 yards); average pellet energy; and time of flight in seconds. This book includes complete ballistic tables for every hull length and every shot-size load made from the following manufacturers: Aguila Ammunition, Armscor, ARMUSA, Baschieri & Pellagri, Bismuth Cartridge Company, Brenneke, Clever s.r.l., Dionisi, Eley Hawk, Estate Cartridge Company, Federal, Fiocchi, Gamebore, Hevi-Shot (now loaded exclusively by Remington), Kent, Lightfield, PMC, Polywad, Remington, RIO, RST, Sellier & Bellot, and Winchester. In addition, this informative reference contains authoritative articles on the history and development of shotshells and the components and technical data that govern the production of shotshells. Never before has so much information on shotshells and ballistics been placed in a single book. Accentuated with photos from the field and the range, this is a reference book unlike any other.