You could have the most advanced and accurate rifle on the market, but there is little you could use it for if you lack ammunition. Of course, poor ammo may be better than no ammo, and any serious sport shooter should shop with a focus on quality as well as quantity. In this regard, you can get more bang for your buck by buying bullets from one of the best in the business. Here is some information on Hornady, the world’s largest independent bullet manufacturer.
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There are several benefits to handloading your own ammunition. Whether you reload spent cartridges or assemble brand new ones, you'll discover certain rewards in doing so. Handloading saves money in the long run, and gives you an opportunity to stock up on ammunition that meets your rifle's specific needs far better than off-the-shelf ammo. Handloaded ammunition is often more accurate, and more satisfying to shoot.
carries the finest reloading equipment available, from the best manufacturers in the industry. Let's go over the reloading treasures you can find in our online catalog.
At OTM Tactical we cater to all types of precision shooters, including the discriminating handloader. We’ve discussed handloading and its benefits before (see Reload! OTM Tactical's Fine Selection of Reloading Brass), and we’re happy to have excellent brass like Norma USA in our catalog. Norma cases stand up to years of repeated use and numerous reloads, and still perform with the accuracy and consistency a serious marksman would expect.
Here’s a quick rundown of Norma cases and what makes them exceptional.
Let's say you've built your perfect rifle — chosen the best stock, barrel, and trigger for your prime shooting preferences. What's next? You'd be looking at rifle accessories to give you a new edge in precision, and maybe give yourself some additional options suited to hunting, competition, or whatever interests you in the shooting world. At OTM Tactical, we have the accessories you might be looking for to kit out your rifle, and we have the supplies you need to keep it going.
Ammunition Storage & Shelf Life
It's obvious to most that the quality of your ammunition is just as important as the quality of your rifle. Whether you prefer to hand-load, or you'd rather make an investment in a top loaded ammo brand like Hornady, you want to do your best to keep your ammo in fighting form. Depending on the climate where you live, this can be trivial, or a significant challenge.
While it's true that modern ammunition has a much longer shelf life than older types, it's still possible for the environment to degrade your ammo. This mainly becomes a problem if you want to stockpile ammunition — and what precision shooter doesn't? If you're always on the lookout for new and better things, you might find yourself wanting to try different ammo with different rifles in search of the sweetest combination possible, which could mean a lot of ammo sitting around unused for a period of time. Not only do you need to keep it organized, you also need to keep it in good condition until you're ready to use it, even if that day isn't coming anytime soon.
Here are three proven tips for extending the shelf life of your ammo.
The Basics of Bullets and How to Choose the Best
Without ammunition, a firearm is nothing but a fancy club. But as gun enthusiasts are well aware, it's not just having ammunition that makes the difference, it's having the best ammunition for your needs as a shooter. Precision target shooting, hunting, competitions, whatever you're interested in— no matter what, the ammo you choose will make a difference in how well you and your rifle perform.
OTM Tactical carries a wide selection of high-quality reloading brass for handloaders, the precision-minded folks who like to reload their own ammunition. Handloading is a good way to ensure you have the exact ammunition you need for whatever your firearm and situation demands. Plus, many handloaders find the process rewarding, both in money saved, and the satisfaction involved in doing it yourself.
Our reloading brass is available in several calibers, including 223, 6mm, 6.5mm, 308, and 7mm, various calibers matching Winchester, Remington, Creedmoor, and others. Among our selection, you'll find several highly-regarded manufacturers, including Norma, Hornady, and Lapua. We offer a wide variety so you can find the best-quality brass at a price that can fit into your budget.
Berger Bullets: Top Quality Ammunition
OTM Tactical is proud to carry Berger Bullets, the top choice for hunting and target shooting everywhere. But why? What makes Berger Bullets so great? The answer lies in the history of Berger Bullets and their standards as a manufacturer.
Lapua Brass: The Best for Discriminating Handloaders
Many rifle enthusiasts prefer to handload their own ammunition. Not only does it save money, it's also a process that can feel quite relaxing while at the same time making you feel a greater appreciation for shooting. Whatever your reason, OTM Tactical recommends handloading with Lapua Brass.
BERGER BULLETS are chosen to be the bullet of choice by more top shooters across the nation than any other bullet made. The consistent accuracy, high ballistic coefficient, and ease of tuning keep these bullets in every shooters rifles.