Reloading label tip

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by RandyP, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. RandyP

    RandyP Member

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    I know they are available commercially but being frugal(OK I'm cheap-lol) - I created a template in Word that I use to make reloading labels using the Avery self-adhesive 8163 label. Built into Word is the ability to type one layout and then have it print a sheet full of many of different 'stock' label numbers available at any office supply place. The label size is 2" x 4".

    Here is a pic of the label I use to show Date, caliber, powder used, charge, primer used, bullet make and weight/style. If I loaded many different powders I would put the disk# next to the weight of charge. Rather than keep a log book of any kind I just stick one of these labels on each box of ammo I reload.

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  2. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    good idea! tks for sharing!!
  3. Chinook

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    That is an excellent idea! Im gonna go get some of that blank label paper!

    So this is built into Word. I dont have to buy another program, or add-on to have it print them out so neat, and perfect like yours?
  4. Bindernut

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    Nice looking labels and good idea!
    I'm still working on a roll of labels from Midway that are still marked Midway instead of Frankford Arsenal...I probably bought em back in the mid 90s.

    I use ballpoint pen to write the caliber and case lot info on the labels. The rest of the info I fill in with pencil so I can change it if needed the next time I reload that box. Labels last longer that way too. :)

    Would you care to share the template for others?
    You can attach a word doc to a post here just like you would attach a picture.
  5. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    Good deal Randy. I have been using the blank labels but scribbling the data with a pen. Some you can read and some you ????? Never thought of printing up some. Thanks for the idea.
  6. RandyP

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    Hi Chinook,

    Yes just plain old Microsoft Word is all you need. Open Word, across the top click on MAILINGS, then click LABEL and then select OPTIONS - choose the label vendor (in my case Avery US Letter) and then the label number. There are many label vendors from which to choose.

    I typed and saved the label info below as a standard Word document so all I have to do is retrieve the doc then cut and paste into the address section of the label each time. I use my cheapie InkJet printer here at home to print the label sheets off.

    Handload by RLMP
    DATE_________________ CALIBER______________

    POWDER_______________ GRAINS______________

    PRIMER_______________ OAL_________________

    BULLET _______________ WT_________________

    COMMENTS__________________________________


    Hope this helps.
  7. cpttango30

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    I use print your own business cards.
  8. hjsmith00843

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    I know this is a old thread but useful info.
  9. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    sure is.. I've been using masking tape on my cartridge boxes to write in magic marker all this data!

    soulda been printing forms like this..
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