May 21, 2013
Waste not, want not, we always say. Nowadays, with ammo flying off the shelves and prices skyrocketing, shooters are finding out resourcefulness pays dividends. While many shooters used to just leave their empty brass on the ground at the range, more and more are picking up the precious metals to handload more .45, 9mm and any other cartridge stores just can't seem to keep in stock.
And your dad is probably one of them. If your father is frequently spending time in the workshop cleaning empty shells and measuring precise charges, maybe a good reloading gift is the way to go on Father's Day. But don't skimp out on the old man; he deserves only the best. To make your shopping a little easier, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite reloading products your dad is sure to enjoy.
Frankford Arsenal Vibra Prime
Chances are, your dad doesn't have the time to sit there loading primer tubes one primer at a time. Luckily, the brand new Frankford Arsenal
Vibra-Prime primer tube filler uses a motorized agitation system to load up to 100 primers into a tube in a matter of seconds; those filled tubes can then be easily transferred to your progressive press. The Vibra-Prime comes with a set of tube adapters and drop pin to ensure smooth transfers, and it runs on two AA batteries (not included).
Hodgdon 2013 Annual Manual
A great resource for reloaders favoring Hodgdon
powders, the Hodgdon 2013 Annual Manual includes 37 rifle cartridges with brand new bullet data, including more than a dozen loads for the .17 Hornet. The manual also includes 19 more cartridges for the best-selling CFE223. Pick it up at the InterMedia Outdoors Store
Hornady Lock-N-Load Beam Scale
Nothing wrong with doing things the old-fashioned way. Hornady's
Lock-N-Load beam scale is accurate to within 0.1 grain, with measurements laser-etched and easy to read.
Hornady Lock-N-Load Quick Trickle
Also new from Hornady
is the Quick Trickle, which features a high-speed knob to dump powder fast, and a slow trickle knob to top off the charge. If your dad is way too obsessed with weighing powder charges, consider this the perfect gift for the old man.
Lyman 2200 Auto-Flo Case Tumbler
brand new 2200 Auto-Flo case tumbler features a 1.5-gallon bowl — made from highly durable, extra thick material — that will hold up to 750 .38 Special cases. The 2200 is easy to use; when the cases are clean, just pull the plug and the tumbler will separate the cases from the polishing media.
RCBS Summit Single-Stage Press
Unlike most reloading presses, the RCBS
Summit Single-Stage Reloading Press features bench-top operation; the case doesn't move, and the reloading die comes down to the case. The Summit also features ambidextrous operation, full frontal access and accepts bushings for 1-inch die bodies.
Redding Master Hunter Die Sets
For hunter-reloaders looking to develop the ultimate hunting cartridge, Redding
introduced its improved Master Hunter Die Sets. Inspired by the company's National Match Die Sets, the Master Hunter Die Sets includes Redding's Full Length Sizing Die along with its Competition Seating Die, and is available in a wide variety of calibers, including .223 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., .308 Win., .30-06 Springfield and many more.
Redding Micro-Adjustable Taper Crimp Die
To make the process of making precise adjustments simpler, Redding
introduced its brand new Micro-Adjustable Taper Crimp Die. Top adjusting, the Micro-Adjustable Taper Crimp Die features a knurled micrometer-type barrel at the top, providing about ±.100-inch adjustment after setting up. The die also features an internal crimping sleeve, which can be reversed for two different cartridges that have similar body diameters. Available for .38 Super/9mm, .40 S&W/10mm Auto and .45 ACP/.45 GAP.
Cabela's Electronic Caliper
The Cabela's Electronic Caliper
is an LCD-readout electronic caliper that performs inside, outside and depth measurements, measuring to 6 inches or 150mm. Includes a protective storage cases.
Cabela's Model 400 Vibratory Case Tumbler
The Cabela's Model 400 Vibratory Tumbler
features a large 4-quart, 12-inch injection-molded bowl that holds up to 650 .38-caliber cases per cycle. The tumbler also has a quiet 110-volt motor with an inline on/off switch and a see-through plastic lid.
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