Overview of ammunition
Boxer Primers
Berdan Primers
Brass Cases
Jacketed Bullets
Cast Bullets
Propellant Powders
Wads & Sabots
Slugging the Bore
Code of Practice
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Components for the Loading and Reloading of Ammunition

The various ingredients used in the manufacture and reloading of ammunition are listed in the left hand index and described in more detail in the overview document.

Shooting and reloading are popular subjects, particularly in USA. There are many documents and discussion groups on the WWW but it is difficult to search as the results are littered with broken links and I cynically believe that some websites are deliberately blocked in the UK due to an irrational fear of firearms among politicians, uninformed policemen and cyber cops.

The documents on this website are written from my own perspective, however I do not believe in re-inventing the wheel, so where I have found an existing text, that I endorse, I have linked to it.

Loading details for individual calibres are given on the page Metallic Loads, which deals with centre fire pistol and rifle calibres (and a few 'wildcats').

 Written... 17 September 2001, Revised... 24 December 2001, Revised... 04 June 2002, New Domain... 19 November 2003, Upgraded... 17 January 2007, Code Altered... 18 May 2008,
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