You’ll appreciate this reloading guide if:
- You want to ensure you obtain the correct equipment for handloading rifle, handgun, and shotgun ammunition
- You’re looking for safety basics for handloading
- You’d like to know more about how ammunition works in your gun
The Handbook of Reloading Basics by Robin Sharpless and Rick Sapp takes the mystery out of handloading your own ammunition, making it an accessible practice for anyone interested in the hobby. Utilize this reloading guide to ensure you’re buying the right equipment and safely handling the components. Not only will this guide get you started in the practice of reloading ammo, but it will also be a useful reference to turn to again and again. Find out which basic tools and equipment you need to get started and get advice on press and accessory buys, component necessities, and benefit from step-by-step instructions for your first time at the press.
Broken up into separate sections for both metallic cartridge reloading and shotshell reloading, you’ll get a thorough look at the practices for handloading each type of ammunition. Discover the basic fundamentals of reloading metallic cartridges, and then delve into more specific information about reloading bottleneck and straight-wall cases. Explore the shotshell reloading process for buckshot and slugs, and find out how to account for extreme temperatures when reloading shotshells. You’ll also benefit from an included reference section full of reloading and component suppliers, extra tools that help streamline the reloading process, and specialty equipment for improving shooting and accuracy. Once you discover the reloading basics presented in this helpful guide, you’ll not only find yourself better supplied with enough ammo to keep you on the range and practicing, but you may also find a way to improve your accuracy.
In the Handbook of Reloading Basics you’ll find:
- Step-by-step best reloading practices for both metallic cartridges and shotshells
- Safe handling tips for powders, primers, and lead shot
- Advice for using both single-stage and progressive presses
- And much, much more!
A word from the authors:
“[This book is] intended not just to get you started, but also to become a volume you keep as a practical and handy reference on your reloading bench or in your range bag.” -Robin Sharpless & Rick Sapp
About the authors:
Robin Sharpless is a lifelong professional in the shooting industry and the current Executive Vice President of Redding Reloading Equipment, one of the most respected brands in handloading equipment.
Rick Sapp is a popular writer of many outdoor subject matters, with noted expertise in shotgunning. He has previously authored several volumes for Gun Digest, including Standard Catalog of Colt, Gun Digest Book of Trap and Skeet, The Gun Digest Book of Green Shooting: A Practical Guide to Non-Toxic Hunting and Recreation,
and Reloading for Shotgunners.
About the Authors
Part I: Metallic Cartridge Reloading
Section A: Metallic Cartridge Reloading Fundamentals
Section B: Reloading the Bottleneck Case
Section C: Reloading the Straight-Wall Case
Part II: Shotshell Reloading
Section D: Shotshell Reloading Fundamentals
Section E: Reloading the Shotshell
Appendix I-Safety and Other Considerations
Appendix II-Powder Bushing Charts for Shotshell Reloading (Courtesy Hodgdon Powders)
Appendix III-Web Resource Listing