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    Reloading lesson

    Hi all, I've seen a similar post before, is there anyone close ish to matamata that would have the time and patience to show me how they reload, I'm getting close to buying a setup(probably from reloaders up in Aucks)but it would be good to see someone in action and just generally get some advice on the whys and hows etc
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    go on youtube, check out a guy named juijitsu2000.
    worth a watch

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    Thanks @gonetropo, dont think I've seen any of his

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    go on youtube, check out a guy named juijitsu2000.
    worth a watch
    Also check out somebody using whatever you're planning on buying.

    I tend to watch the gnarly old guys who have interesting workshops and a ton of gear, not the young guys with gucci (flash, expensive ) kit.

    They tend to know more and be less impressed with fads.
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    I have probably made every mistake you can in reloading apart from an unexpected detonation. The mistakes while frustrating at the time, helped me a lot.
    The process itself is not rocket science. It is simple.
    Just be vigilant in how you process data and you will be fine.
    I refer to it as a very long slippery slope, to satisfaction
    And of all the fads that are out there claiming to make the most accurate loads, I find annealing the most useful.
    Great way to spend time alone when the household is driving you nuts as well. Good luck



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    I'm over toward Cambridge, far from an expert reloader but you're more than welcome to come have a look.
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    Okay thanks guys, @feratox I'll get in touch when I have some spare time and we can make the stars align.

    I was looking at the rcbs kit that reloaders have. Looks to have almost everything I need? Barring calipers and dies.
    @R93 I did see cavedweller on YouTube annealing with his cordless drill. Made it look very effortless

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehorse View Post
    Okay thanks guys, @feratox I'll get in touch when I have some spare time and we can make the stars align.

    I was looking at the rcbs kit that reloaders have. Looks to have almost everything I need? Barring calipers and dies.
    @R93 I did see cavedweller on YouTube annealing with his cordless drill. Made it look very effortless
    That's how I do it. Not supposed to be consistent etc but I have had excellent results thru 4 different cartridges.
    You have to destroy a couple cases to get it right. Even with the flash annealers you sacrifice cases initially.
    I would buy a flash machine tomorrow if I didn't think it was easier and cheaper and just as good doing it with the drill

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    Don't get hung up on annealing when starting out. It's a variable that can be left out. Many very successful reloaders and target shooters still don't anneal.
    Plenty other aspects to grasp first off. Add the process in further down the track if desired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehorse View Post
    Okay thanks guys, @feratox I'll get in touch when I have some spare time and we can make the stars align.

    I was looking at the rcbs kit that reloaders have. Looks to have almost everything I need? Barring calipers and dies.
    @R93 I did see cavedweller on YouTube annealing with his cordless drill. Made it look very effortless
    If it's the rockchucker supreme kit, yeah. I'd add digital scales to cross check your balance beam scales, and also a wilson case gauge for whatever cals you load. ( lets you see at a glance whether you've got the shape of the case right, and whether it needs to be trimmed or not )
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Don't get hung up on annealing when starting out. It's a variable that can be left out. Many very successful reloaders and target shooters still don't anneal.
    Plenty other aspects to grasp first off. Add the process in further down the track if desired.
    Annealing would be the must foundation for good reloading. My 2C. Sizing hardened brass went out with the ark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Don't get hung up on annealing when starting out. It's a variable that can be left out. Many very successful reloaders and target shooters still don't anneal.
    Plenty other aspects to grasp first off. Add the process in further down the track if desired.
    Quote Originally Posted by TeRei View Post
    Annealing would be the must foundation for good reloading. My 2C. Sizing hardened brass went out with the ark.
    That sums up the annealing debate. Each to his own.

    I load about 3500 rounds a year for my son & myself. These are used in target shooting.
    I don't anneal, never had, some cases are on their 12th reuse.
    These are as easy to load as virgin brass. They are as accurate as virgin brass.

    I also don't speed a lot of time doing load development.
    Once per new barrel and projectile has worked for us, working on powder quantity to find a point where the group is naturally smallest.

    Listen to a lot of people, think about what they've said or shown you.
    Adopt what works for you.

    You'll have to find a routine which works for you and delivers the results you want/need.

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    AMP annealing is the way to go.
    Improved case life and far more consistent velocity’s and accuracy.


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    AMP?

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    https://www.ampannealing.com/index/



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