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Old 02-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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My grandpa is passing his stuff on to me. It's 2 benches for reloading with 12 gauge and 20 gauge presses on one and the other is a rifle press. Plus some bullets and cases and stuff just wanting know if anybody could help me out with information I need to start and what else I need to know

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Old 02-14-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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1st you need to decide what you want to load for. What calibers you have, what you want to shoot and how you want to shoot. Hand loading can be tailored to a specific type of shooting. Target, hunting, rifle, pistol, shotgun. Most of the loading data books have instructions so read them before you start reloading. Then read them again paying more attention to safety issues.
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What he said up there ^^^.

A great first step- get a copy of The ABCs of Reloading, (used copy, Amazon, cheap) and read it.

Second, raise your right hand and swear that you will pay attention when reloading, that you will start with the starting load and then work up, and that you will follow established load data.

Otherwise the monkeys at the zoo will be laughing at your lack of opposable thumbs.
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What he said up there ^^^.

A great first step- get a copy of The ABCs of Reloading, (used copy, Amazon, cheap) and read it.

Second, raise your right hand and swear that you will pay attention when reloading, that you will start with the starting load and then work up, and that you will follow established load data.

Otherwise the monkeys at the zoo will be laughing at your lack of opposable thumbs.
Right on. Just make sure you pay attention when you reload. Not putting powder in is not too bad (as long as you catch it before the next shot), but putting in a double load may be the last thing you do in this lifetime!
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Right on. Just make sure you pay attention when you reload. Not putting powder in is not too bad (as long as you catch it before the next shot), but putting in a double load may be the last thing you do in this lifetime!

Buy a good reloading manual and read it.

They're all pretty good actually, but IMHO, Lyman is the best for beginners,
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you can also check out reloading manuals from your local library, great wealth of info, for free.
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