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Reloading Tutorial - You guys asked for it!


Alright so I've compiled a few short videos of handgun reloading. If you guys like it and are interested in bulk rifle loading, I'll cover that later as well.

Enjoy!

EDIT (again): Before diving into reloading, be sure you look at reloading manuals and gather as much information as possible. The risk of blowing up a gun (or yourself) is low since the loads in manuals are conservative anyway, but there is still a risk. Be extremely thorough and diligent before attempting reloading. This guide is simply here to give you an idea of what to expect when you start loading. Everyone has their own way of doing things and mine may not be the best. Use your own discretion.

#1 - Resize and Deprime
#2 - Expand
#3 - Prime
#4 - Charge
#5 - Seat

Setting up your dies:

Resize/Deprime Die Setup
Expanding Die Setup
Seating/Crimping Die Setup

EDIT:

Products used:

RCBS Carbide Die set - LINK
RCBS Rock Chucker Press (mine is a much older version) - LINK
RCBS Shell Holder (for press) - LINK
Lee Auto Prime (mine is much older) - LINK
Lee Auto Prime Shell Holder - LINK
RCBS Uniflow - LINK
Lee Powder Scale (mine is much older) - LINK
Lee Powder Funnel - LINK

Ammo Materials Shown:

Federal Small Pistol Primers - LINK
CCI Small Rifle Primers - LINK
Alliant Power Pistol - LINK
Berry's Plated 100gr .356 bullets - source LINK

EDIT #2: Here are the extra rifle reloading goodies. I had a cold when I did this video so try to avoid being annoyed by my constant sniffling.

Rifle - #1 Resize and Deprime
Rifle - #2 Trimming
Rifle - #2.5 Swaging(This step for military brass only!)
Rifle - #3.5 Chamfering and Deburring
Rifle - #4 Charging
Rifle - #5 Seating

I oriented the numbers on the videos that correspond to the numbers on the pistol reloading series. I tried my best to keep it organized even though I made the videos at 2 different times.

Additional Products Used:

RCBS Small Base Die Set .223/5.56 - LINK
RCBS Small Base X-Die .223/5.56 - LINK (This die is used after the case has been resized and trimmed once in the other die)
RCBS Swaging Tool - LINK (For military crimp removal)
Lee .223 Remington Gauge and Holder - LINK
Lee Case Trimmer and Stud - LINK
RCBS Powder Trickler - LINK
RCBS Trim Mate - LINK (Includes deburring and chamfering bits but they suck compared to the ones I used. They are included in the Lyman kit listed below this.)
Lyman Case Prep Multi Tool - LINK
RCBS Case Lube Pad - LINK
RCBS Case Lube - LINK

Ammo Products shown:

6.5mm 120gr Barnes TTSX (.260 Rem) - LINK
IMR 4831 - LINK
Remington Large Rifle Primers - LINK

Enjoy!



This post was edited on 8/21 at 3:40 pm



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Got my ammo Saturday (That was fast) Its very clean. I am pleased






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thats awesome man, I definitely want to get into this





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prostyleoffensetime
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I'm in the process of assembling the Stack On Reloading Bench in the middle of my living room floor. Can't wait to get all my shite set up and get started.





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Can't wait to get all my shite set up and get started.


You're gonna be addicted. It's about as addicting as shooting. You'll feel compelled to try a bunch of powders just like shooting different guns.

Hope it all comes together nicely!






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prostyleoffensetime
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Yeah. I got the one that has the table top and peg board, but I can already see that I'm going to have to build some more shelving.





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INFIDEL
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Post a pic of your bench.





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Carson123987
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Wow! Guys, this is great. If any of you are interested in reloading, this is a great tool to see what it's like.

Bapple, great stuff my man. Very well-made videos.






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Damn strong





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I have the want, but not the fortitude..





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bapple
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Post a pic of your bench.


I should've snagged one when I was there. Damn!

I'll get one as soon as I can.

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Wow! Guys, this is great. If any of you are interested in reloading, this is a great tool to see what it's like. Bapple, great stuff my man. Very well-made videos.


Thanks, brother!

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Damn strong


Thank you, man. Just doing what I can to help!






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INFIDEL
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Get one the next time you can. Mines a work in progress and always like new ideas





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bapple
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Get one the next time you can. Mines a work in progress and always like new ideas


Will do. It's my dad's bench. He's been loading rifle rounds forever. It was pretty easy for me to dial in and get my pistol stuff set up. It's a home-built bench but there are many good things online.

I bet if you went and searched for home made reloading bench ideas you could find some really good detailed stuff.






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I watched them all start to finish. I've thought about getting into it for a while but it seems like a ton of material to learn. Your expert arse makes it seem so damn simple.

ETA: those really are helpful videos. Keep it simple for us greenhorns



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INFIDEL
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Yeah, I've done that a lot. Just always like to see new stuff. Always seem to pick up a new idea here and there.





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Your expert arse makes it seem so damn simple.

ETA: those really are helpful videos. Keep it simple for us greenhorns



Not a problem!

Many of the videos already out there go into way too much detail for beginners when they just want to load to save some money.

I'll list the tools I used with links to each one and I'll eventually add a picture of my reloading bench.

Thanks for the kind words guys. If you all think this is helpful, maybe we can add it to the FAQ sticky up top. Let me know if you think that's a good idea.






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Carson123987
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Thanks for the kind words guys. If you all think this is helpful, maybe we can add it to the FAQ sticky up top. Let me know if you think that's a good idea.


definitely need to add it.

You do such a good job of not overloading people's brains. You really show how simple it is.

My favorite thing about reloading is when you tell non-gun people and they're like "wow! you really are an expert!" Then you play it off like it's some hard process when it's really something a monkey could do It just takes a few times, then it's like riding a bike.



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You do such a good job of not overloading people's brains. You really show how simple it is.


Once again, thanks!

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It just takes a few times, then it's like riding a bike.


Absolutely man.

People who like to deem themselves "experts" who reload like to overload people's brains at first. What they don't realize is they're really turning them off to the idea. It really is simple. I mean, with rifle loading, it can easily get complicated with all the measurements, but for pistols it's a piece of cake.

I like getting more people involved because they realize how fun it really is. You have so much control over everything.

Also, you don't have to rely on Walmarks having stock all the time. You just order your reloading gear in bulk (I buy by the 1000) and then you load at your own pace. It's nice always having the gear for it on-hand.






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Thought about starting a thread asking about this today. Thanks for the info. May start doing this to see what I can get out of the .300 ultra





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