January 28th, 2017

New Hornady Reloading Manual Offered in eBook Format

Hornady 10th Edition Reloading Handbook Manual

The latest 10th Edition of the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading is now available as a digital eBook. Choose from two digital formats: iBook (Apple iOS), or Kindle (Amazon). Here are the links to download the Reloading Handbook. Price is $19.99 for either choice — a 33% savings over the $30 Print Version. This 1000-page resource includes many new powder and bullet types. In fact Hornady’s testers shot over 1300 load combos to provide updated load data for this 10th Edition.

LINKS to ORDER and DOWNLOAD:

iBook Format from iTunes Store | Kindle Format from Amazon.com

HOW to PREVIEW eBook Reloading Manual
If you click on the Amazon Link above and then select “Look Inside”, you can preview actual pages from the Hornady Reloading Handbook (10th Edition). You can view 101 pages. This includes the full list of cartridges, plus featured articles explaining hand-loading methods, cartridge design, ballistics and more.

We prefer our load manuals in print form, ideally in a binder format that can lie flat on the bench. However, the eBook has some real advantages:

1. You can take the load manual everywhere, stowed in your cell phone.
2. You can zoom the display screen to enlarge the type (good for old eyes).
3. You can easily search for cartridges, and then “drill down” by powder or bullet weight.
4. You can take screen shots and save your favorite load recipes as image files.
5. Information can be more readily updated with eBooks.

Hornady Reloading Handbook Description
The 10th Edition Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading features over 1,000 pages of reloading data, techniques, and bullet information. From 17 caliber varmint cartridges to large dangerous game loads, the handbook covers over 220 different cartridge types featuring a variety of loads for the full line of Hornady® bullets.

Hornady 10th Edition Reloading Handbook Manual

The 10th Edition also features new and expanded data. New powders include: Power Pro 2000 MR, IMR 4451 and 7977, CFE Pistol, BE-86, Reloder 23, 26, 33 and 50, Accurate LT-30 and 32, and some offerings from Shooters World. Popular established powders like Reloder 17, Superformance,® and LeverEvolution® have also been expanded to more cartridges.

The latest Hornady® bullets, such as the ELD-X® and ELD® Match line, have been incorporated into the data. Plus, we’ve added more GMX®, SST® and FTX® offerings. New cartridges include the 280 Ackley Improved, 7×64 Brenneke and the 338 Federal. Well over 1,300 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition.

Like previous editions, the handbook offers explanations of internal, external and terminal ballistics. We have also highlighted the Hornady® Standard Ballistic Calculator (ballistic coefficient based) and the patent pending 4DOF™ Ballistic Calculator (drag coefficient based).

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January 28th, 2017

TECH TIP: Clean Your Chamber and Lug Recesses

Most competitive shooters are pretty good about bore cleaning (some may even clean their bores too aggressively). However, we’ve found that many shooters neglect the chamber area and the bolt lug recesses. It’s too easy to clean the bore, slip out the guide rod and say “I’m done.” Sinclair Int’l explains why it’s important to clean the action interior: “Shooters use a lot of grease and oil on their bolts to reduce friction and to prevent wear[.] Unfortunately, both of these compounds attract grit, powder and primer residues. Cleaning your receiver is especially critical [with] custom actions where the fit between the action and bolt is held to very tight tolerances. Routine cleaning of the action will prevent unnecessary wear on the bolt body, locking lugs, and the action raceways/guide rails. Frequent action cleaning is also essential to keeping the trigger area free of debris which can cause trigger hang-ups and failures.” Below, we present action cleaning advice from Sinclair’s Reloading Press Newsletter.

Cleaning the Chamber
Combustion by-products, lubricants, and solvent residues can collect in your chamber. Severe build-up of grease and carbon can interfere with chambering. Also some solvents will promote corrosion. You need to keep your chambers clean.

Bolt Action Cleaning

1) Install a clean cotton mop of the correct size on the end of a chamber rod and insert the mop into the chamber. Rotate the mop several times to remove any brush bristles left behind and any excess solvent that was between the rod guide snout and the end of the chamber. Make sure the chamber is dry. Prior to storing a rifle you can oil the chamber but make sure the oil is removed prior to firing the rifle.
2) Alternatively, install an old bore brush on a chamber rod, overlap a couple of patches on the brush bristles, and wrap them around the brush completely. Then insert the patch-covered brush into the chamber while rotating it to remove the excess solvent and debris. Push it firmly into the neck area of the chamber. A similar method is to pierce a large patch on the end of the brush loop and insert it into the action, again rotating the brush as you push the patch up against the breech.

Cleaning the Lug Recess Area
The action lug recess area is one of the dirtiest places on a bolt-action rifle. To properly clean this area, always use a tool designed for the task, such as the $21.50 Sinclair Action Cleaning Tool (part # ACT1) which is part of the Sinclair Action Cleaning Tool Kit (now on sale for $29.99, part #ACT2).

Bolt Action Cleaning

1) Insert a cotton roll or cleaning felt into your lug recess cleaning tool and wet both ends and the face of the cotton roll/felt with solvent.
2) Insert the tool into the action and push it forward until it is positioned fully in the lug recess area and rotate the tool head several times. Then reverse the rotation for another few turns. While rotating the tool move it slightly in and out to cover the entire recess area and to also clean the breech face.
3) Remove the tool from the action and inspect the surface of the felt or cotton roll. If there is quite a bit of residue on both sides of the felt/roll, then repeat with another wet felt/roll.
4) When you feel the recess area is completely clean, insert a dry cotton roll into the tool and rotate the tool head to remove any remaining solvent and debris. If necessary, use a second dry cotton roll.
5) You can follow this step up with another pass of a mop or patches into the chamber to get any debris or solvent that pushed forward out of the lug recess area.

Bolt Action Cleaning

Cleaning Tips from The Reloading Press, used courtesy Sinclair Int’l, All Rights Reserved.

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January 28th, 2017

Discounts on NRA Memberships — With Insurance Benefits

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In cooperation with Shooting USA, the popular TV show, the NRA is now offering discounted memberships, including a $600 Life Membership. Now through the end of March, the NRA is offering Life Memberships for $600, a $900.00 savings over the “list price”.

Big Savings on 1-Year, 3-Year, or 5-Year Memberships
If you are not ready to become an NRA Life Member, you can also get a significant discount on 1-Year, 3-Year, or 5-Year NRA memberships. You can save $10 on a one-year membership, save $15 on a three-year membership, or save $40.00 on a five-year membership. NOTE: This offer runs through 3/31/2017. CLICK HERE for 1-Year, 3-Year, and 5-Year Membership Sale.

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With any NRA membership, you get a subscription to your choice of four magazines: American Rifleman, American Hunter, Shooting Illustrated, or 1st Freedom:

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The regular NRA annual membership includes $2,500 worth of firearms insurance coverage and $5,000 worth of life/accident coverage. NOTE, however — in order to get the insurance benefits, you MUST activate your NRA Policy. NRA insurance won’t pay unless the policy is activated!


NRA Members CLICK HERE to Activate Your Insurance

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