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Old 01-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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Dont know if this was already asked,
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Do YOU shoot enough to cover the cost of getting setup to reload ? ?

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Trevor- get a copy of The ABCs of Reloading. You can find it on Amazon or possibly alibris.com Read the whole book, and come back to us with your questions- we'll be glad to help.
thank you very much sir!! is there any way i can save ur contact on this app so i can contact you in the future
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Dont know if this was already asked,
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Do YOU shoot enough to cover the cost of getting setup to reload ? ?
not right now for the sole reason of being to expensive for all the ammo i will probably also be going halfs with a friend of mine
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Trevor- do not access the forum by app, so can't help you there- but you can get any of us regulars just by posting here.

I'm on of the Mods that spends time herding cats here, and other than when I have to go somewhere and save civilization for a few days, I am usually around- as are other good folks that have been reloaders and shooters for a long time. Just give us a yell.

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Maybe shooting black powder revolvers & rifles would satisfy your urge to "roll your own" ammo? There are some really affordable BP revolvers out there; check it out. You have to buy the powder and primers, but you can mold your own projectiles using lead and relatively inexpensive molds. You can also make your own patches and such.

I do believe you will need someone over 18 to be involved, but you should consider it an option for affordability and load variability.

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First and formost, get a good loading book. The Lyman's 49th edition or the ABC's of reloading are excellent choices. They will give you significant insight into the items you will need. Read the book (or books) from cover to cover and most of your questions will be answered. The book will stay with you for a lifetime as they contain load data you will use time and time again.
I agree you have alot of learning to do before you purchase anything.
You can usually get a copy of the ABC's of Reloading from your local library.

I will also suggesst a copy of Lee's Reloading Manual.

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..After that, you will know why you cannot reload .22 rimfire.
Actually you used to be able to get primed .22LR Brass from CCI and
Armscor, do not know if you still can or not. I never bothered with rimfire
reloading.

And definitely get your Parents involved so they know what you are doing.
But you can handle it, just becareful and take your time.

I have my 10 & 13 year olds learning in my shop with me.
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Shade I never knew that. I have been loading for a very long time never knew you could buy primed rim fire brass? How did I miss that one?
Anyway how did it work? Do they make dies reloading books? Do you know what powder?
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Trevor,
Stick around here and you will get plenty of advice from many people who have been doing it for a long time- and some of us not so long. Both of my sons reload (they are actually better at it than I am!) but here are some of my tips anyhow.

Buy a couple of manuals, ABC's and Lyman are great books to start with. (I say buy them because you will constantly be referring back to them and they will only be the first ones of many you will collect over the years).

Get your parents involved (or at least one of them).

Try and find somebody nearby you who can be a sort of mentor. Local gun stores and ranges are a good place to start. You can always tell the reloaders at the range by all of the plastic boxes they have their ammo in, and they always pick up their brass (and anybody else's if they can get away with it ). Strike up a conversation and see if it goes anywhere.

Buy the best equipment you can afford, but there is no need to go crazy. You can get a perfectly fine setup for a couple of hundred dollars.

Never ever rush when reloading. It will never save you time, and it can kill you.

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Trevor- do not access the forum by app, so can't help you there- but you can get any of us regulars just by posting here.

I'm on of the Mods that spends time herding cats here, and other than when I have to go somewhere and save civilization for a few days, I am usually around- as are other good folks that have been reloaders and shooters for a long time. Just give us a yell.
Thank you sir!!!!
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Actually you used to be able to get primed .22LR Brass from CCI and
Armscor, do not know if you still can or not. I never bothered with rimfire
reloading.
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Shade I never knew that. I have been loading for a very long time never knew you could buy primed rim fire brass? How did I miss that one?
Anyway how did it work? Do they make dies reloading books? Do you know what powder?
Thx
I only ever saw primed brass once in a shop. Asked about it, it was before
I was reloading maybe 20 years ago. Have not seen it since.
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