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#1 hump

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

hey guys got a couple questions my shooting partner was given a bunch of reloading supplys from his brother . so were thinking of starting to reload some of our brass .so were do we start is the first question .we have looked threw the box theres a couple scales powder despenser a couple presses bunch of dies and a few books but they are toast cant open them with out the pages sticking together.we do you suggest we go to startt gaining info .is there anyone in the san diego area that reloads and willing to walk a pair of newbies threw the basics ?thanks for the help guys

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:45 PM

I would buy a reloading manual and read it until you understand it. There under 30 bucks.
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:32 PM

I would buy a reloading manual and read it until you understand it. There under 30 bucks.

Absolutely start there. Each bullet manufacturer makes their own manuals. I would maybe suggest a Hornady manual. I like their bullets. After you read the instructions, you will have an understanding about it. Then ask questions about what you read.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:39 PM

While you're waiting for your manuals to arrive, you can start reading here: RCBS Step-by-step Reloading: http://www.rcbs.com/...reloading.aspx#You can either page through the steps online or download all 24 steps as a single .pdf file.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 02:16 PM

I got a cuople of books by a MR Akley ..dont know if spelled right ,..but this guy was a wild catin mad man books werecheap think I paid 4/5 bucs at swap meat......lots of solid tested info...any thing you would like to know....wanna say C.L.Ackley....think thats right....good luck

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

If you have the dies for your caliber rifle start resizing them.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:13 PM

If you need help with setup or want a walk through give me a PM, I'm in Clairemont.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:30 PM

Pages from a reloading manual stuck together? Must have had some good pictures lol!
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:42 PM

Pages from a reloading manual stuck together? Must have had some good pictures lol!

Lots of powder porn and fresh, tight, firm looking bullet molds. I have also head that in the shotgun section they teach you how to properly shoot your wad(s). :signs653wf: :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 08:21 PM

haha
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:55 AM

Lots of powder porn and fresh, tight, firm looking bullet molds. I have also head that in the shotgun section they teach you how to properly shoot your wad(s). :smiley-sorry: :smiley-innocent-halo-yellow:

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

Redding also has a Basic Handloading Guide in a .pdf file you can download for free that they put together with Riflemagazine.com. Here's the link. http://www.redding-r...ndloading-linksI love Redding stuff. I have several of their competition seating dies and they're terrific. The other day, I decided to take a chance on an RCBS competition seating die (got it cheap) despite the reviewers on MidwayUSA who complain of higher bullet run-out (i.e., lack of concentricity) from the RCBS dies versus the Redding and Forster dies. But I figured I'm just going to be using it to load hunting ammo for my .270 Win and hopefully it won't be too bad.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

Bis, you're one sick man! :doh[1]: :smiley_green_with_envy: :roflmao3[1]:

DF, you have no idea!!! I didn't even mention how melting lead makes me hot, or how important a good (bullet) lube is. And don't even get me started on the repeated press strokes......It's the voices, I swear.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:24 PM

watching some youtube vids helped me out as well as reading the manual




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