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#5740780 - 05/12/15 02:23 PM I need a mentor in DFW..
T Bone Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 7306
Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
Been kicking the idea of reloading around for the past few years and I've finally decided to throw myself in it & see where it goes.. I'm the type that learns much easier by doing than reading so I'd like to see if anyone near Euless/Grapevine might consider having me look over your shoulder & ask questions the next time you're at the bench.. I'll do any busy work/prep work you might have or bring your beverage of choice (and no, you're not getting a bottle of Pappy!) I'm not an idiot, fool or have annoying stories that always seem to top yours.. Just looking for an experienced reloader to help get me pointed in the right direction..

Thanks guys..
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#5740824 - 05/12/15 02:59 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
603Country Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5416
Loc: Central Texas
Well, if you don't find anyone close, I'm 100 miles south of the Dallas city limits, near Groesbeck. I'd be more than happy to show you the ropes. If you have a bolt 223, I have all the stuff. You wouldn't need to bring anything other than the scoped rifle.

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#5741422 - 05/12/15 09:01 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20531
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
If you want to drive to Melissa I'd be glad to show you the ropes. Take an hour or more, and you'll have it down.
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#5742364 - 05/13/15 02:09 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
T Bone Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
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Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
Very generous offers guys! If I don't find anyone closer then I'll be in touch..
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Originally Posted By: Jungleexplorer
I really hate to do what I am about to do, because it will be very painful for you.



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#5742387 - 05/13/15 02:28 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
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Woodsman

Registered: 12/02/13
Posts: 212
Loc: DFW
I'm in cedar hill and use a single stage press. Calibers I load : .45 ACP and colt .357 mag, 25-06. 300 WSM

Truth is, you'll always need a mentor. Reloading is the pursuit of perfection.


Edited by thecytochromec (05/13/15 02:30 PM)

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#5742600 - 05/13/15 04:34 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
Gemlin Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 438
Get on YouTube and search for Gavintoobe or ultimate reloader .

You'll find a lot of useful information


Edited by Gemlin (05/13/15 04:34 PM)

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#5742674 - 05/13/15 05:14 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11164
Loc: Sachse, TX
I'm on the otherside of DFW (Melissa would probably be closer using 121) from you but if you don't have annoying stories than forget it grin

I also am going to be more extreme on some things and not on others than the guys above.
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#5744434 - 05/14/15 07:52 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4926
Loc: Nevada, TX
I am in lavon if your ever in this area.

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#5744497 - 05/14/15 08:37 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: Gemlin]
T Bone Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 7306
Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
Appreciate everyone's responses & those that have PM'd.. Have a few guys close to me that have offered their services so I think I'm in business!

Thanks again to all..

Originally Posted By: Gemlin
Get on YouTube and search for Gavintoobe or ultimate reloader .

You'll find a lot of useful information


Did this for a while tonight.. Good stuff, thanks for tips..
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Originally Posted By: Jungleexplorer
I really hate to do what I am about to do, because it will be very painful for you.



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#5745034 - 05/15/15 09:31 AM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
Choctaw Offline
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Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 5151
Loc: Texoma
It isn't hard at all and you will definitely enjoy it. I taught myself when I was fifteen. That was waaaaay before the internet came along too.
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#5759268 - 05/25/15 06:41 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
Simmer down Offline
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Registered: 06/02/12
Posts: 34
Loc: Big D
Having someone there will speed up the learning although double loads are quite a lesson that a person can teach themselves about.
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#5762152 - 05/27/15 03:03 PM Re: I need a mentor in DFW.. [Re: T Bone]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2627
Loc: Hurst
Getting a mentor is a good idea. I bought brass off a guy on here. I drove over to his place and he took 2 hours to show me the ins and outs of reloading. Probably would have only taken 1 hour but we were carrying on and talking about other stuff too. He gave me a Lee powder dispenser, very kind of him.

Wish I remembered his name, should have wrote it down...

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