An invaluable guide to getting started in cartridge and shotshell reloading.
There’s no secret in learning how to handload ammoÃ¢â‚¬â€it just takes the right tools and the right instruction. This guide can help you with both. Handbook of Reloading Basics gets you started off on the right foot in reloading with a clear, systematic approach that you grow into over time as you gain experience.
In addition to cartridge basics and reloading fundamentals, the handbook is a guide you’ll use as reference for years to come. It delves head first into reloading bottleneck and straight-wall cases; shotshell reloading and safety.
Learn insider tips to ensure success, no matter if your handloading goals are to save money, improve accuracy or just have fun in this rewarding hobby. You’ll refer to the bonus reference section for years to come, which features listings of handloading and component vendors, specialty tools and equipment for wringing the most performance out of your handloaded ammo.
Get This If:
- You want to learn how to reload your ammo from start to finish
- You’d like to squeeze more accuracy from your guns with custom-tailored rounds
- You need a complete reference with expert tips and component suppliers
From the Book:
“To prime a piece of brass, place a clean, sized, and de-primed case in the shell holder and raise the ram about a third of its travel, or enough to have the primer arm, with its cup, freely rotate into position. Remove a primer from its packaging. Clean hands are important, as is a clean working environment; things like case lube can compromise the integrity and operation of a primer if the lube contaminates the priming compound. Place the primer into the “cup” of the priming arm with the primer’s anvil side up and its smooth side down. Rotate the arm so the primer is within the slot in the body of the press ram and then lower the ram until you feel the primer seat to a hard bottom. Do this gently and smoothly to be certain the primer isn’t being crushed. If the primer does not fully seat, refer to the specific instructions for your press and make the needed adjustment. If the primer protrudes so far that the case cannot be removed, it is fine to leave the case in place while the seating depth is adjusted. Once the primer is fully seated, be sure to inspect your work and see that the primer is indeed is flush with the case head.”