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Well, Fall is officially here. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and yes, the leaves are beginning to change colors. This can only mean one thing to many of us, hunting season is right around the corner. There is nothing like the sights and smells of the woods this time of year and the anticipation of our favorite game stepping out of the brush. The Titan Crew wishes all of you the best of luck this year.
We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on YouTube .
Dennis / Titan Reloading
ACME’s Hi-Tek “Lipstick” Bullets
With the introduction of their Hi-Tek coated bullets, the ACME Bullet Company has raised the bar on reloading and shooting. Commonly referred to as lipstick bullets because of the red coating in which they are encapsulated, the benefits of ACME s coated rounds are unmatched.
What Is ACME Hi-Tek Coating?
The Hi-Tek coating used by ACME is a specially designed substance that forms a molecular bond with the bullet, or, more simply, the coating and bullet become one. This bond prevents the Hi-Tek coating from peeling or chipping, even under the most extreme of conditions. ACME uses a 92-6-2 alloy for its bullet casts, which, in this case, means that 92% of the round is lead, and the remainder is tin and antimony.
What Are the Benefits of Using ACME Hi-Tek Coated Bullets?
Several outstanding benefits make ACME s coated bullets a top choice for reloaders and shooters alike, including:
1. Eliminate Lead-to-Bore Contact and Leading
When a lead bullet is fired it creates an incredible amount of friction. This friction is typically reduced using a lubricant, such as wax or oil. In addition to decreasing friction, the lubricant forms a barrier between the bullet and the metal gun bore to help prevent leading. Leading occurs when alloy from a bullet is deposited inside the bore. Over time, leading can compromise the rifling in the bore and the overall integrity of the barrel. The durable coating on ACME Hi-Tek coated rounds eliminates the possibility of lead-to-bore contact, thus eliminating the possibility of leading or damage to the bore.
2. Less Smoke, More Range-Friendly
Since the ACME rounds are coated, there is no need for wax or oil lubricants, and this is great news for range shooters. After all, bullets lubricated with wax or other lubricants create a lot of smoke when they are fired, and if you re sighting your gun or target practicing, the smoke cloud can become quite thick. With ACME’s coated rounds, there is no lubricant and, therefore, no smoke, making them perfect for the indoor shooting range.
3. Bullets Feed Easily
If you’ve spent any amount of time firing semi-automatic handguns, then you re probably aware that they are prone to jamming. This happens when the rounds get hung up on one another and fail to load smoothly, and it can be very frustrating, to say the least. The coating on the ACME bullets promotes smooth feeding and drastically reduces the chances of a jam occurring. And less jamming means more time spent sighting your gun for hunting season.
4. Reloading Is a Breeze
The next time you purchase reloading supplies, you’ll want to try the ACME Hi-Tek Coated bullets. Aside from the other great benefits, they make reloading a breeze. Moreover, they work seamlessly with standard reloading equipment, so you will not have to buy any specialized tools. Best of all, they are available in an array of calibers, so you can start using ACME bullets in all of your guns.
INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:
Tips for Your Reloading Hobby
Reloading should be both fun and cost-efficient. Since going live as Titan Reloading.com on August 19, 2010, we have made many friends all over the world. People contact us constantly for information and advice about the best reloading supplies. We continue striving to provide superior product support and believe it is the core of our success. Today, I want to share a few tips that have become obvious over the years. Whether you are new to reloading or have decades of experience, I encourage you to come back often to learn and share tips on the hobby, money-saving tips, and tips for beginners.
#1. Create a Reloading Space. Whether you live in an apartment or house, you need to carve out some space for your reloading hobby. We’ve seen people use spaces as small as three feet by three feet and others take up an entire basement with more than one dedicate reloading bench. If you’re space challenged, a bench plate can be the solution you are looking for. The purpose is to maximize your bench top real estate. The system has a steel base plate that you mount to your bench and a steel plate that you attach to the base of each of your presses and accessories. When you finish with one piece of equipment, it’s easy to pull it off the bench plate to mount another piece of gear on another plate.
Another space-saving option is a reloading stand that also works with the bench plate. A reloading stand works both as a space saver in small areas or as additional room for the reloader who has no more room on his main bench. The Lee reloading stand is only 26″ wide by 24″ deep and has a steel shelf with two bench plate receivers for presses and mountable accessories.
#2. Use a Reloading Manual. Before you try your buddies’ favorite loads and especially before trying what you read in online forums from unknown strangers, learn the safety and accuracy that comes from loads that have been tested by experts. Use a comprehensive reloading manual to develop safe minimum and maximum loads. No matter how knowledgeable you are, you will find new and interesting information put together by specialists. Even journeyman shooters developing their own loads use a good manual to look up other cartridges with similar capacity and pressure values.
#3. Use a Kinetic Bullet Puller. We all make mistakes but with a bullet puller, you don’t waste the brass. More than one shooter has taken a batch of new rounds to the range only to learn something isn’t right. For whatever issue you run into, a kinetic bullet puller lets you quickly break down your mistakes and reuse the brass.
#4. Build Your Reloading Bench. Referring back to tip #1, a custom bench can maximize the space you have available. The best benches are heavy-duty to last a lifetime and withstand the rigor of pulling thousands of loads. When building it out of wood it should be glued and screwed together. The legs and supports should be heavy-duty with cross-bracing. Top plywood is best at 1” or 1½” in thickness. I suggest a topcoat of polyurethane with a few coats of sealant to prolong the life of the wood and protect it from solvents, gun oil, etc.
#5. Start With Basic Equipment and Reloading Supplies. The simplest way to get started is with a Lee Loader kit. Along with that, you’ll want a single-stage press for the most cost-effective and easiest way to begin reloading. A single stage press teaches you the process basics.
#6. Range Brass for Practice Ammo. Range brass can be okay for practice and maybe shooting in local matches. But it’s not recommended for defense or hunting. Be safe; only collect range brass at the end of your session or when no one is actively shooting. Don’t waste time at the firing range inspecting every piece of brass you see. Instead collect the ones that look good and inspect them at home.
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