Thought it would be helpful to all the new and soon to be reloaders out there if a few of us put our heads together to make a list of tips from real world experience (including our mistakes we have made), I am by no means the veteran reloader here I am sure, but I will start off since it was my idea. 1. Always work up your loads, this is not pressure lawyer talk, I have had dangerous pressure signs on a mid range load. ' 2. Never skip steps in your brass prep, you will be mad as a wet hen when your reloads won't chamber because you did not properly resize or trim. 3. Never use motor oil as case lube, I know the internet says it is a good idea but trust me good commercial lubes will save you headaches, and are much less messy. 4. Double check to ensure there is no cleaning media left in your brass when you resize, broke a depriming tip this way, going to an ultrasonic brass cleaner makes this very easy, walnut media is hard to get out of smaller caliber cases I highly recommend ultrasonics for them, and never ever tumble 9mm, 40, and 45 brass at the same time you will have a bunch of triplets stuck together LOL 5. Remember not all models of bullets will run the same pressure with the same powder charge, always step down a touch when changing from brand X bullets to brand Z and work back up. 6 Pressure signs are not always the same from one firearm to another and most likely they won't be as obvious as they are in the manuals. I have one rifle that flattens primers even on mild loads, another rifle won't show extractor marks even at excessive pressure signs everywhere else, know ALL your pressure signs. 7 Ensure your primers are fully seated, slightly protruding primers can create misfires that will really have you scratching your head due to slippage in the pocket. I had fits with this one because my hands are too small to properly use the hand primer I had. 8 Don't try setting any speed records, if you need to push a bullet faster there is always a larger case, longer barrel and slower burning powder to do it safely. 9 Start with something easy if possible, don't jump into any wildcat like a 243-06AI, or a monster that requires special powers like 338 Lapua, or an ultra magnum for sure. The two easiest rifle cartridges I have ever worked with are the 30-06 and 6.5x55, both have been accurate, forgiving, versatile, and required bare minimal load workup in quality rifles. 40 S&W and 44 magnum were the two easiest pistol cartridges for various reasons. 10 Last but not least there is no such thing as a stupid question, me and I am sure some of the other guys here are always to help out any way we can.