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Sierra Hunter round-nose bullets

The Advantages of Handloading

I am the first to admit that factory ammunition has improved considerably during the past three decades. Consistency, accuracy, and performance are better than ever. This is largely due to the pressure put on factories by handloaders. Today, a handloader can produce more accurate ammunition than the factory.

Ruger 556 rifle leaning against a steel target

Ruger AR 556

Ruger’s initial offering of a piston operated AR rifle, the SR 556, was a good rifle but an expensive rifle. The SR556 is also heavier than the standard AR-15. The gas piston design has proven popular but Ruger chose to offer a standard gas impingement operated AR-15-type rifle in the entry-level price range. Here is a tip,

The Doe Run plant is located in eastern Missouri. Image credit: Wikipedia.

Getting the Lead Out — of the Entire U.S.?

Doe Run Company’s primary lead smelter based in Herculaneum, Missouri — the last such facility in the United States — is scheduled to close in December. The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its “primary” designation, according to NRA-ILA. So, will consumers eventually feel this shutdown at the retail level — for example, reduced supplies of bullet components, higher prices, or more alternative bullet alloys?