Hopefully he’s just busy shopping for the manuals.
Reloading is a simple task, but it needs to be done correctly with careful attention to detail.This is a fairly simple task, the guy doing t normally makes the problem. Learn first to make good safe rounds and when your there, then spread out!
An afternoon with a newbie, looking over his shoulder is right on target!I brought a novice to my house this afternoon, he wants to know how to re-load, so I let him load 100 sp .45 acp's with 230 gn LRN...Made him look up the recipe first, took him some time to get familiar with the pubs, but he found the right place, determined that we were safe with the powder selected, and then he chambered 100 spm primers for my Dillon..figure with spp would be fine to use the spm's...He's tired, but we 'got 'er done, and he's now anxious to acquire his own setup...He also has one of my manuals for homework...(and now he knows how to field strip his Glock, I showed him, but it was my first time to even hold a Glock)
Really? Except for Dad teaching me to load shotgun shells with the old Lee hand loader all I ever had was books. I believe I've done fairly well at learning over the last 60 years.All the written descriptions in the world cannot fully outline the process of reloading.
I learned by reading too, and am still learning - reading and sharing with others.Really? Except for Dad teaching me to load shotgun shells with the old Lee hand loader all I ever had was books. I believe I've done fairly well at learning over the last 60 years.
I'd have to agree with George on this. Far too much info for him at this point in his reloading endevour. There was even a Hornady bullet comparator mentioned. It's way too soon for him to need one of those. I still don't own one, I still use a cleaning rod with a blunt tip and use a knife blade to mark the rod at the muzzle for measuring to get my seating depth for a particular bullet. He can use the manual he gets. Like if he's using Speer bullets then the Speer manual will list a recommended COAL for that particular bullet. That should be fine for him just starting out.That is a great post Mackie - for someone who knows even a little something about reloading. It appears that Imbearwolf70 knows nothing about it, so everything you said is Greek to him. What's a lube, what do you mean by size, what are all these "powder things" you mention? I understand it and you understand it, but I don't think the OP has the foggiest idea, he doesn't seem to know what dies to get to load his for his guns. He needs to read some manuals before we hit him with the specific things that need to happen.