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Reloading in the garage??

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Unread 12-19-2013, 11:12 AM
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Reloading in the garage??

I would like to start reloading at my home, the only place that will work is my garage which isnt heated.
I use a space heater during the winter and can get it to 40-45 degrees, warm enought when wearing a jacket.

anyways my question is if I store my components in the house at 65-70 degrees and go to the garage at 45 degrees to load, will this temperature difference have any effect on the loads or components?

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    Unread 12-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    mrbofus,

    No, it won't hurt a thing. May not be the most comfortable place to load, but you'll be okay. Cold ammo will perform a bit differently, but that's simply because the powder is cold when you fire it, not because it was cold when you loaded it.

    Heat is another matter, when it comes to powder storage. Definitely want to keep it in a cool, dry storage area, such as inside an air conditioned house. In the rafters of an uncooled garage, or something of that sort, will cause it to degrade prematurely. And that WILL affect performance badly. Aside from that, you should be just fine.
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 11:51 AM
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    Electronic scales perform sluggish in cold temps. best to use an electronic scale at 65 or above. Consider a beam scale for the garage. Have fun.
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    Unread 12-19-2013, 01:16 PM
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    yes, not the most comfortable space but do spend a fair amount of time in the Garage. I am working on a better heater system but I get by.

    How about storing the components in the garage with temperature swings?
    Thats why I thought storing in the house would be better, however my crawl space stays fairly constant temp and somewhat cool and it is dry so that may be an option.

    Unfortantly my man room is the garage.
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    I load in the garage as well. I keep all my primer, powders, bullets and brass stored in my house though since my garage is a detached unheated one. Works find. I just run the portable heater for awhile before I go out to load to warm it up
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    The temperature might keep you a bit more alert. I can't work in an unheated space because I swage my bullets and the temperature of the die affects it's performance when point forming and core swaging.

    Bill
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    Re: Reloading in the garage??

    You do it where you have the area. When you have the time. With the stuff you have.
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