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I live in central Wisconsin and can't seem to find a place to learn how to load my own ammo, even some of the places that sell the equipment to load have no idea where I can go to learn how to use the equipment they want to sell me....any ideas?
 

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I live in central Wisconsin and can't seem to find a place to learn how to load my own ammo, even some of the places that sell the equipment to load have no idea where I can go to learn how to use the equipment they want to sell me....any ideas?
Pretty much all of the things ive learned about reloading has either been from reading or online. I bought a prees and all the other items I needed a few months ago and I just this past week made my first rounds. Get the ABC's of reloading and start reading. It will show you how to set up and what to do and what to look for. Im not the best reloader but I was in the same boat as you are. No one I know reloads and really didnt know where to start. Hope this helps.
 

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there are many great books on reloading. a reloaders first purchase should be a book on reloading.
 

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Lots of books out there.
And lots of youtube videos to backup the books.
Youtube's got videos on just about anything you want to know how to do.
 

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+1 on the book. You can learn everything you need from a good book. When you start reloadiing use starting load data. Then work up to max if you like. But max is max. Dont go beyond it.
 

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There is a guy in Oceola that offers a service that sounds like what you want. If you PM me your email address and I'll pass it on to him.
 

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the book, The ABC's Of Reloading is an excellent book to learm many of the basics of reloading. it will walk through the process step by step. pay very close attention to all the safety guidelines and procedures, as they are there for very good reason, your safety.

reloading can be a very safe hobby or addition to shooting if done properly and safely. if not, there is the potential to do great harm to yourself and others. again and i can not stress this enough, follow he procedures and work safely.

buy and read several load data books. one of my favorites is Lee's Modern Reloading data load book. it's a load data book along with it goes into much detail about the reloading process. lots of good information in that book.

first thing, get the ABC's of Reloading and read it then reread it several more times. then if you have any questions come back here and ask them.
 

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Wow thanks for all the information and advice, pretty cool how you all jump in there to help a guy out!!! thanks :)
 

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You had it right axxe, its an addiction. I really like tuning a load till I get the best groups then I change something and keep working it.
 

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You had it right axxe, its an addiction. I really like tuning a load till I get the best groups then I change something and keep working it.
no, no, no, ....... you have to keep telling yourself it's a hobby!:D

but in all seriosness, i enjoy reloading as an addition to my shooting and also as well, like working up a load and trying for the most accuracy out of it.
 

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I'm not a reloader ............... yet........ Never really considered it.
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Seems like I read on another thread that reloads for something like .357 costs only about $.07 per cartridge. Is that true??
Is that a typical cost for most reloads?
 

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I'm not a reloader ............... yet........ Never really considered it.
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Seems like I read on another thread that reloads for something like .357 costs only about $.07 per cartridge. Is that true??
Is that a typical cost for most reloads?
It depends on what type of bullet you use. If your buying bullets that number is low for what I just bought. Now if you get lead and cast your own bullets that is very plausible. If you get your lead from a very cheap source, like a mom and pop tire shop It will onky cost you time to make bullets.
 

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Appx .18 cents each for 357 with gold dots on top. According to the last batch(500) i loaded. Lead self cast would have run me about .11 each. This is not counting my time, about 6 hrs the way they were loaded. 10-12 if i had cast , sized and lubed this many bullets.

Ive been reloading for 20 years and have a lee loadmaster as my high speed press. Paid for itself years ago...
 

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Quick question? Are there significant savings to be gained fin rolling your own .45 auto? I've heard certain main stream calibers aren't worth the effort such as x39 and 9mm and such
 

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Quick question? Are there significant savings to be gained fin rolling your own .45 auto? I've heard certain main stream calibers aren't worth the effort such as x39 and 9mm and such
a lot of it depends on how many rounds you shoot, the amount of bulk components and what type of reloading equipment you use, and your time in relation to reloading. yes it can be.

i reload 44 Mag., 44 SPL. and 45 ACP. i reload with the same type bullets that i can get in factory ammo, and use my reloads for practice of what i use for SD. i can reload practice ammo cheaper than using factory ammo for practice.
 
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