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Old 12-06-2012, 04:19 AM   #11
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Repeat after me---reloading is not habit forming--LOL. Have injured my rotator cuff and have not reloaded for several months till a couple nights ago. Uncovered the Forester Co-Ax and used it with my left hand/arm. Worked fine and loaded 40 '06s that I had clean/primed.
For the "newbie", find a methodical mentor who does things right. Purchase two manuals, study them, work with your mentor some, load some on his presses/tools, and then go. Soon you will be "going to town" loading. I ALWAYS check my powder levels prior to seating boolits and use "loading blocks" (wood or plastic trays) to hold them securely. Soon you will learn about aggravating crimped primer pockets, Berdan primers, small primered 45s, and some other little oddities that make loading interesting--lol. I admin at handloadersbench and you can find a myriad of answers under the search feature. Enjoy your new hobby and prepare for learning to cast your own boolits later on for greater savings. Lots to learn but good and fun stuff. And remember, you can quit anytime you want----bwaaa bwaaaa.

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#1 read the stickies

#2 buy and read at least one loading manual cover to cover. ABC's of reloading or Lyman's #49

#3 Make a friend who reloads. He will come in handy. You can trade components and help explain the parts of the book you do not understand.

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#1 read the stickies

#2 buy and read at least one loading manual cover to cover. ABC's of reloading or Lyman's #49

#3 Make a friend who reloads. He will come in handy. You can trade components and help explain the parts of the book you do not understand.



Absolutely. There's no substitute for a hands-on "instructor."

The man who taught me shot NRA bullseye, IPSC, and PPC. He cast his own bullets as well.

Consequently, after the first 6 months, I actually knew more than a lot of folks who had been reloading for 10 years.

Ya can't beat "hands on" instruction.
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