Tom Roster is an independent ballistics consultant and author. He specializes in the design and testing of shotshell loads. Tom holds patents on shotshell components, especially wads suitable for loading hard pellet types. Roster has consulted and assisted in load development for major industry leaders like Remington, Winchester, EnvironMetal HeviShot, RST, Polywad, Precision Reloading, Lawrence Brand Shot and many others. Tom is also the Shot Talk Editor for Shooting Sportsman Magazine, the Shotshell Ballistics Editor of American Waterfowler and a frequent contributor for Clay Target Nation magazine. Tom is an avid bird and waterfowl hunter.