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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by Mags » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:30 pm

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I don't think I'm any good at it. Just doesn't look right.

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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 pm

Might be a die problem.
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by Mistered » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 pm

If I can do it, you can! TONS of good info in the reloading topic, so don't be shy.
Ditto this!

As a long time reloader I will offer guidance and/or questions answered to anyone about it - just don't expect to hear from me anything high speed/low drag or expensive when it comes to 'beginning' reloading as so many LOVE to espouse.

I am a realist, and will always recommend the most practical and cost effective methods to beginners.

Heck after 40+ years of reloading I am not doing it much different than how I started.

I may have added a few new items and practical accessories along the way but I am essentially reloading the same way as I started.
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 pm

And the good news is, you shoot more and maybe save some dough. Jury is out for many on the latter...
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by BruniX » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am

Hello RR, excellent summary!
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A little over a year ago, I had never touched a rifle, let alone reloaded an ammunition.
Thanks to the competence of the people on this forum and their advice, after the personal work, of course, necessary, I was able to pass the course and I now shoot at the stand of the muntions of 45-70 gvt, without fear! :D

Bravo to you, and thank you to all the guys on the forum, they know what they are talking about !

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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by RanchRoper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:08 am

Yesterday I couldn't spell relaodar, and today I are one.
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by Mistered » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:12 am

Jury is out for many on the latter...
Considering the convenience of being able to produce your own ammo, not having to drive to get it - or chase around looking for it like some are now is a bonafide savings as well.
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by BigAl52 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:46 pm

I have some of the older stuff I still use alot. But then again I have some of the newer high speed stuff. I have had for quite sometime. I use to shoot a little more than I get to now so the high speed stuff in that case was a welcome addition. Would I recommend it from the start no probably not. But I still would inform one of getting into reloading that its available if wanted. I still use the high speed stuff for certain calibers and Im glad I have it. Do I need it no. Me I think a guy or gal should learn with a single stage first and then go for the fancy stuff if they choose. Kinda like how I think about learnin to drive. Everyone ought to know how to drive a stick shift.
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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by Mags » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 pm

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Wife found my reload attempt. She said I made a mess of it.
Mags wrote:
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I don't think I'm any good at it. Just doesn't look right.


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Re: Thinkin' about Reloading?

Post by Travlin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:00 pm

I just noticed this topic. There has been a lot of good information presented. I still have the Herters press that I started with in 1969. I even found the order form for it and the dies . All that I can add is to keep your mind on what you are doing, no computer or T.V. in the same room. Also I like to have all my brass cleaned, sized and expanded as soon as I come back from shooting it. When I load I prime , charge the powder, and seat and crimp the bullet so that one round is completed at a time. I don't like having a block full of charged cases waiting for a double or no powder charge.
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