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Looking to start reloading. Need info

I've been thinking about reloading so I wanted to get some advice. I need to know what I need to get started with. Using new brass I guess so I don't have to trim cases or clean primer pockets, if I'm even close to how reloading works. Basically I want to start simple. Just priming powdering and seating.
 

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Re: Looking to start reloading. Need info

Look at the reloading section, lots of good info. Starting simple is smart. Stay safe. To bad you aren't closer, some of the guys down here put on demonstrations, hands on.
 

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Read every thread/post in reloading section. Then do the same for any other forum you may frequent. Get a copy of the current Lyman Manual #49, read it carefully. Also found that the "ABC's of Reloading" book helped me a lot.

What caliber are you interested in starting with?
 

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Thinking 9mm I'm guessing it will be the easiest and have the most info out. Eventually I want to reload 45,40,38,223 and a really good long range 308.
 

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crazyace85 said:
Thinking 9mm I'm guessing it will be the easiest and have the most info out. Eventually I want to reload 45,40,38,223 and a really good long range 308.
me to :rotflmao:
 

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Hopefully, a "mentor" will step forward for you, but if not, tens (hundreds?) of thousands have learned on their own. I just shot some of my first batch this week. I did it by reading, rereading, and being very slow and careful. I started with 9mm also.
 

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Don't be scared to ask any question you might have.

And you don't have to trim pistol cases as a rule of thumb.
 

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shoot me a mail on yahoo at bigtyme4uall, i'm in Grenada
 

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shoot me a mail on yahoo at bigtyme4uall, i'm in Grenada
Take advantage of this offer -- every minute spent with an experienced reloader will time well spent ..... I went to a friends house in Mendenhall the other day and walked him through loading his first rounds. Took us about 3 hours to load 50 rnds of 9mm. The 3 hours was spent starting at "A" and ending at "Z". It was actually fun for me also!
 

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You bet. Turns out I know him and have been on a dove hunt with him. Small world huh…
 

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Get a good book. If you don't have ample time to spend with a mentor this is really the only way to go about it. I learned the basics via Lyman's reloading handbook. Read everything you can get your hands on BEFORE you touch a single piece of hardware. It could save you the hassle and expense of learning things the hard way.
 

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Good luck with a good starter kit and some reading it isn't as scary as it seems.
 
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