Well, after 30 years or so of hunting, plinking and what-not, I have just now finished my first batch of handloads. I have had mixed success with factory loads in the two rifles I enjoy shooting, and I sure hope I can learn to perfect some loads for them. I should be able to see what they can do on paper in the next few days. It's funny the sense of accomplishment I already have from loading my own ammo. Anyways, I've got a long way to go to get to where I can hit little bitty things way out yonder, but I plan on getting there eventually. Any words of wisdom before I go shoot my innaugural batch of handloads is appreciated. Russell Tabor craftsman-construction.com I love animals.....they're delicious.