Shotgun Ammo Reloading at Home

Shotgun ammunition is unique because you can reload the shells at home if you have the right equipment available. This certainly beats paying $20 for 10 rounds of shotgun shells that you will go through within an hour. If you are a hunter who frequently goes shooting or if you simply like to target practice with your shotgun then you need to learn how to reload shells at home.

In the beginning, it will require an upfront investment for purchasing the reloading machine and the shells that you will be loading up. If you already have existing shells then that’s fine too. Just make sure you have high quality shells made by a reputable manufacturer such as Remington, Winchester, Rio, etc. Between their durable plastic cases and brass heads, they will give you plenty of reloads before they are worn out. Some gun clubs may even sell empty shells over the internet at very affordable prices too. So there are a lot of options out there for obtaining shells. As for the loader, these cost between $50 and $100. This is a very minimal investment when you consider how much money it will save you on purchasing more shotgun shells.

There are five components to a shotgun shell that you will need; the hull, gunpowder, pellets, wad and primer. Then you’ll want either a progressive loader or a single-stage loader to load the shells with the birdshot, buckshot or slugs. A progressive loader is a machine that can reload many shells at the same time. All you have to do is take a little bit of time setting up the machine with the necessary components. With the single stage machine, there is only one step to set it up and then each time you pull the handle it produces one shotgun shell. Make sure you read the manual on the loader to learn exactly how to use the machine because different models have different instructions. The type of loading machine you purchase should depend on what you will need it for. If you are just using a shotgun for self defense and don’t intend on shooting it very often then go with a single stage machine. But if you are a hunter who plans on shooting many rounds of ammunition on a regular basis then you’ll want a progressive loader that can reload shells much faster.

Shotgun ammunition reloading is when you fill the empty shotshells back up with the elements that make them work such as primer, gunpowder, pellets, wad and so on. Users often want to do this to save money from having to purchase the expensive factory preloaded shells. However, the hardest part for a newbie is learning how to perform the shell reloading process. It requires someone who can give great attention to every minute detail. This will ensure that the ammunition you prepare is safe and reliable for shooting from your shotgun.

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Black Friday will be on Friday, 25th November 2016. I really like sales and big discounts. What can be better than purchasing something with 50%, 60% or even 70% off? :) What can be better than buying $129 jacket for $30 or $200 firearm accessory for $80? Or buying a gun with big discount? We all love good deals and discounts that is why I decided to create a list with the best gun, firearms accessories and tactical clothing/footwear deals.

Black Friday is finally here!

Last year, Black Friday was the biggest day ever for gun sales and I think this time will be the same situation. The more responsible gun owners will be the better.

There are many websites which sell guns, accessories, upgrades, parts and tactical clothing, boots, accessories. But it would take too much time to check them all. Items with good discounts are sold out fast, so it is better to have a list of the best deals and discounts.

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A novice shotgun user might think that shotgun ammo is all the same. They figure you just purchase shotgun shells from the store, load them in the shotgun, and then fire. Now it is true that all shotguns are predominately a short range weapon that can do loads of damage to your target. However, the type of ammo in your shotgun will be helpful in the amount of damage you want to do versus the preciseness of your aim.

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When you’re using a shotgun, it comes in handy to have a lot of extra shells available to use whenever you need them. Most shotgun owners will add a carrier attachment to the side of their shotgun so they can hold more shells right on their weapon. While this might be good for immediately pulling an extra shell out and loading it into the chamber quickly, carriers are limited in the number of shells they can hold. That is why you should have a special ammo pouch that can hold dozens of shells. This would be a pouch that you carry on your belt so the ammo inside of it is readily available at any time you need it.

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Hornady Z-Max (Zombie-Max) Ammo Cans

Prepare yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse with Zombie Max ammo!

Limited Edition MTM 50 Caliber Zombie Ammo Can. This Ammo Can features a Black Case with Green ghosting and custom Green Latches and Handle. Also includes custom Zombie Label on each side. Sized around the popular US Military surplus ammo cans, this rugged polypropylene plastic case accommodates a wide variety of ammunition. Reinforced bottom and thick sidewalls will hold as much ammunition as needed for the Zombie Apocalypse. Stacking Ridges on the top and bottom allow you to organize your Zombie ammo stash. A heavy-duty dual latching system makes for a better seal and less likely to open accidentally. Double padlock tabs along with molded-in stacking ridges, make these solid containers the perfect solution to so many storage needs.

12 Gauge 8 Pellet #00 Shot Z-Max 250 Round Ammo Can:

Hornady Z-Max (Zombie-Max) Ammo Cans
Hornady Z-Max (Zombie-Max) Ammo Cans

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