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How hard is it to learn to reload ?

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

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I don't even wanna think about it.....You know they'll probably try, knowing this anti-gun administration that's a bunch of anti-american tricksters.

If you don't like this country, leave it the hell alone, and go somewhere else where they're already screwed, and don't allow guns and freedom. Quit trying to ruin our country, too.
Just now I was watching the news and halfway through this video deals specifically with this question.
It included Legislation being offered in Congress tomorrow.

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They talk about anyone wanting to build a bomb like those in Boston can go in and buy 50 lbs. without a background check. The legislation calls for background checks to buy reloading powder/supplies/BB's etc...

Truthfully, I am unsure which side of this question I will find myself, as I never really thought about it until recently.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:01 AM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

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Just now I was watching the news and halfway through this video deals specifically with this question.
It included Legislation being offered in Congress tomorrow.

NBCNews.com Video Player

They talk about anyone wanting to build a bomb like those in Boston can go in and buy 50 lbs. without a background check. The legislation calls for background checks to buy reloading powder/supplies/BB's etc...

Truthfully, I am unsure which side of this question I will find myself, as I never really thought about it until recently.
not wanting to go further, but the US tax payer educated me in the process of doing this forty plus years ago. They DID NOT use black powder! Dead giveaway was the dark grey smoke and the bright orange flash, plus they actually did a well controlled arc for their shrapenal. Just built it all wrong (thank God!)
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:25 PM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

I bought my equipment some time ago but only recently started using it, so call me a novice.

How hard is reloading? Not hard, but the amount to learn varies a lot depending on the goal. My goal was top accuracy. And that meant learning tons in the reloading process. It also meant learning a lot about all the tools available to enhance accuracy. I bought the best in tools for the most part and bought plenty of them. Substantial investment, but it is paying off for small groups.

Being new to firearms and reloading, consider what you want to do with the weapons and your goals. That will help bring clarity to what is best for you in terms of equipment and reloading process.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

Unless I missed it somewhere nobody has mentioned what I consider to be the most important part of reloading. A good notebook!!! There are a good number of log books available to keep good records. I have used a variety over the years and now just use a 4x6 spiral notebook for each rifle.

Contrary to some I think right now you will find that is no fun at all .When you look in a manual at the components listed for a certain load and then go to the store only to discover the shelves mostly empty it will be very frustrating.

On the bright side though when the pipeline gets filled again it is satisfying enough to become addictive.

While I would advise some one getting started to get a starter kit from one of the larger companies (RCBS)
because they are widely available I have mostly picked up my stuff a piece at a time at gun shows and yard sales, i.e. Lee case trimmers, under $15, rcbs press $40- 60, rcbs dies $12-15, etc...
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

I am worried about the availability of components. I would like to build another rifle but until I hear Hodgdon is shipping powder I am putting that project on hold. I have been doing business at one gun shop for 20 years and the owner has warned me - "this time it is different", I will tell you, he is really worried. The rumor I have heard several times is Hodgdon has over 300,000 pounds of powder on the docks and our government will not let it clear customs.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

Don't listen to false rumors..! They are drummed up by people who suckle at the tit of misinformation...
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:49 AM
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Re: How hard is it to learn to reload ?

...not to sure it's a rumor. I know two gun store owners and neither one has seen any new powder. Primers and loaded ammo yes, but no new powder.
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