Want to begin Reloading

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RonPaul2012, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. RonPaul2012

    RonPaul2012 New Member

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    What's it take to begin? I have an extensive background in many handy trades. The whole family is full of welders and metalworkers, constructors, millwrights and electrician so I've always wanted to do this. It'd simply be another useful trade to learn and add to our list of specialties. How much money and what kind of things will I need to begin? Could anyone post a link with an extensive guide detailing on how to begin?
     
  2. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey New Member

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    ABC's of reloading and a good load data book should set you in the right direction. Tons of different options as far as equipment goes and the sky is the limit on price. But you should be able to get going for $300 - $600 depending on what youre going for.
     

  3. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    +1 on what Swampdonkey said.. Get the ABC's of reloading and read it cover to cover then read it again. Come back and fire away with questions and check out some of the stickies in the top of this section.

    I started thinking I was going to save money but now its more of a hobbie than anything, I have grown to love reloading as much or more than shooting.
     
  4. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Do a search in this section. The same question has been asked numerous times and you will find more answers to your question that you will want to read.


    Jim..........
     
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    reloading does not save money tis a total myth. you just end up shooting more for the same ammount of money you were going to spend just with higher qality ammo :D
     
  7. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    I agree whole heartily
     
  8. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Read some books (for your own safety) then ask away. Save money? Agree with others. You will spend more, but you will shoot more. Nothing wrong with that!
     
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but it can be a hellofalota fun to, when you load weird rounds like I do................Here is a example.
     

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  10. zebramochaman

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    I started this year by going with the Lee 4 hole Turret Press, both the Lee and the Lyman reloading manuals and all of the other accessories. My initial outlay was around $400 including a set of 38 Special/357 Mag Dies. I started in January and to date I am reloading 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 9mm Makarov, 357 SIG, 45 ACP and 44 Special/44 Magnum. I have not yet tried reloading rifle cartridges. That will be next year's endeavor.
    Reloading has brought me into a new dimension of the sport. I am learning a lot and yes, I do have my shelf of shame of screwed up cartridges.
    My advice is to soak up as much information that you can from the more experienced reloaders on this and other sites and just remember "there are old reloaders and there are bold reloaders, but there are no old, bold reloaders".