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Reloading for Idiots

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by cdschoonie, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. cdschoonie

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    i am sure this has been visited... Is there a beginners course around that is worth the money to start reloading? Or maybe we could look at having a get together where someone could give some advice or even hands on?
     
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    Sounds like a great idea. I'm in
     
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    There have been get-togethers in the past in someone’s garage or shop where reloading was demonstrated for the price of lunch. Can’t recall the last time, though.
     
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    H&H has held classes in the past.
    I don’t have my new reloading room set up yet but I am willing to let you try it and go over the process if you get around Piedmont some time and don’t mind Lee precision presses.
    I have a pair of loadmasters (5 dies progressive) and a pro 1000 (3 dies progressive) and a pair of single stage.
    I do mostly pistol calibers, a little .223 and just got the dies for 30-06 Monday but haven’t set them up yet. If you are interested in rifle calibers, we could start there with setting up the dies and would get to cover most everything, instead of just pulling the lever on a press that is already set up.
    I will go put some 30-06 cases in the tumbler to clean them.
    Thanks
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    Heck yea. I think that would be awesome
     
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    I’m in!
     
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    I'd really like that myself. I have a buddy that's got all the top equipment and multiple top line presses. Problem is he's new, not bad, but new. I'd like to learn from a long timer.
     
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    de prime em, tumble with pins, full length sizing die (for rifles bump the shoulder back @.003), trim to manual length for the case, check with wilson case tool, tumble again, run a couple thru the machine to get the correct bullet seating depth (no primers in yet), prime them all, run them thru the powder drop until you get the correct by the manual throw...load them up and final die is light crimp with a lymon crimping die. from time to time charge a case and weigh the charge. go shoot them. i use a dedicated rcbs summit die for de-capping, a dedicated rcbs rock chunker for sizing and i load the powder, seat the bullet, crimp them on a dillon 650
     
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    Supposedly, OKCGC is putting a reloading group/dept together.
     
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    Wake their butt up I need ammo! Lol
     

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