Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Sarvo


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Like Tree9Likes
  • 1 Post By BSA
  • 3 Post By stagstalker
  • 4 Post By R93
  • 1 Post By blair993

Thread: WTB reloading sensei

  1. #1
    Member Magnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    wellington
    Posts
    591

    WTB reloading sensei

    Hi guys,

    New to this reloading thing, wondering if there's anyone local to me that would want to show me the tricks of the trade before I have a crack at it myself. I've kept a sharp eye out for cheap deals on components and have collected pretty much all the gear needed to get going.
    Be much appreciated if anyone had some spare time to help us out.

    Cheers
    Drink Beer.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,328
    Get a good reloading book, nothing to difficult to follow, dont put an unlubed case in a die is a good start.

  3. #3
    BSA
    BSA is online now
    BSA BSA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Hokitika
    Posts
    57
    Buy Richard Lee's Modern Reloading (second edition). It is readily available and very easy to understand due to the way he has written/outlayed it. Also has a good loads/ballistics section. A must for the beginner. ps you will end up with a library after awhile. Enjoy.
    Magnus likes this.

  4. #4
    Member stagstalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    North Island, New Zealand
    Posts
    910
    I'm sure some good bugger will give you hand. Having someone physically take you through everything and demonstrate the how and why etc is definitely the way to kick-start reloading. Then the rest is reading and learning on the job
    Bagheera, rewa and Magnus like this.

  5. #5
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    16,102
    I learned off others when I started out. Loaded my first rounds 38 yrs ago. Been hooked on the science and process ever since. No YouTube back then
    I think having someone competent teach anyone is better than learning from books or YouTube. A lot of little important things tend to get missed. But in saying that it can be a reasonable asset later on if you're having a problem.

    Have made every mistake in the book I reckon as well. Still learning.
    Whether loading rifle or pistol ammo I have a written process thats pretty detailed so I don't miss anything.
    Maybe because I'm getting old and forgetful.

    Once on your journey the best advice I can give is to never have distractions....kids, wife, dog or phone.
    Only have the components for your particular load on your bench. Double or triple check everything.

    Most of all.....Enjoy it. I run into more and more people these days that find it tedious and time consuming. I will never understand that.
    Taking an animal, winning or doing well in a match with your own ammo is pretty satisfying.



    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
    nzfubz, rewa, stagstalker and 1 others like this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    30
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ld-fudd-59379/
    Grandpamac's post looks like a good place to start

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Geraldine
    Posts
    136
    I started about a year back and got all my advice from one bloke via messenger for the most part. I always felt it must have been a pain for him but nothing was ever a problem.
    Find that kind of guy and absorb everything you possibly can.
    Getting advice from the forum can be totally confusing. Contradictory ideas, will have you in circles. Use YouTube etc to give you different ideas or perspective but bounce those things of your mentor.
    People reload for different reasons with different goals so what works for one guy may not work for you.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    8,234
    Surely there is a forum member in Wellington with the inclination to share some knowledge.... @Tahr is in that vague area isn't he?

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Kapiti
    Posts
    251
    PM'd you Magnus.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Auckland & Stratford
    Posts
    105
    I'd be more than happy, but I'm in Jaffa land. If you're a reader and researcher, books are great, internet you need to fact-check constantly but you learn lots. Just don't rush into loading what someone else has posted. Always go back to the manufacturer's load data for a sanity check. Lots of YouTube vids some of very good quality, some dubious. Triangulate! Collect old publications including magazines. You'll be surprised what you will pick up

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    porirua
    Posts
    122
    Im in porirua if you need a hand

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NI
    Posts
    7,775
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus View Post
    Hi guys,

    New to this reloading thing, wondering if there's anyone local to me that would want to show me the tricks of the trade before I have a crack at it myself. I've kept a sharp eye out for cheap deals on components and have collected pretty much all the gear needed to get going.
    Be much appreciated if anyone had some spare time to help us out.

    Cheers
    Im in Central Wellington. PM me.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Timaru
    Posts
    741
    read 2-3 manuals and then get some hands on help. Will give you some understanding before getting over whelmed with a hands on instruction. Jaco is a good dude hit him up for help.
    Jaco Goosen likes this.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    North Island
    Posts
    342
    Hutt Valley if you are close.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Reloading for .223
    By planenutz in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 24-02-2019, 07:21 AM
  2. WTB: 270 Reloading
    By ebf in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-06-2018, 07:35 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-10-2016, 10:59 AM
  4. Reloading set up
    By peach fuzz in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-09-2015, 08:14 AM
  5. Reloading
    By rs200nz in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 30-05-2014, 07:38 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!