In 1990, Russ started Hillbilly Shootin Irons in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Since that time the business has grown and moved to its current location of Wiessport, Pa. Russ has grown from doing about 12 calibers, to nearly 180 calibers of custom hand loaded ammunition. At the store The Hillbilly also stocks both new and used reloading equipment, as well as ready to load brass and over 100 sets of used dies. Russ also uses his own hard cast bullets and will never sacrifice quality to produce quantity.
The .256 Winchester Magnum is only one of many specialty items offered by Russ of Hillbilly Shootin Irons.