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#6141967 - 01/18/16 05:27 PM Getting Started
cjconley Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Forney Texas
In the next six months or so I would like to start reloading. I will be focusing on just 2 or 3 different calibers..9mm, .223, .308. With so many different opinions out there it can get over whelming. Where is a good place to start such as manuaels, videos, and stuff....any suggestions about must reads or muct watch would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

#6142103 - 01/18/16 06:53 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
jeepercreeper Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 3915
Loc: DFW
Get a reloading book, read it 2-3 times before you even touch any equipment. Its an addiction for sure and you'll spend more time and $ than you think. e.g. I spent 3.5 hours reloading 223 this morning

#6142113 - 01/18/16 06:57 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 3393
Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
What keeper said is a good start. If you can try to find someone in your area that is already a loader. From time to time I
even see reloading classes being offered by gun shops.

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#6142259 - 01/18/16 08:10 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5674
Loc: Central Texas
Where is Forney? If it's within driving distance to me (40 miles east of Waco), I'm set up to load and will remain so for the rest of the week. I could spend time with you on Thursday or Friday or Saturday.

#6142294 - 01/18/16 08:28 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
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#6142361 - 01/18/16 09:00 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
TCB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1722
Loc: Denton, TX
There are some great YouTube videos as well.

#6142370 - 01/18/16 09:07 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Hit up ultimate reloader. Good videos on the different presses

#6142508 - 01/18/16 10:40 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22465
Loc: Texas
Take a look in the sticky above for tech reference thread. Re
Ad the new to reloading info and tips and tricks thread there. The tips thread has links to some good videos imbedded in it.

Good suggestions above also.

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#6142788 - 01/19/16 08:28 AM Re: Getting Started [Re: 603Country]
cjconley Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Forney Texas
Forney is just east of DFW. Thanks for the offer but Waco is a bit far. I have a buddy that does it and he is gonna make some time to show me some things.

#6143389 - 01/19/16 01:16 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
Tipps Offline

Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 139
The Hornady manual has great instructions/explanations in the first part of the book. I read it, but really some hands-on with somebody else's equipment will teach you the process. Then when you get started you develop your own system, but the basic things are all done the same (sizing, priming, etc.). Good luck, it's fun.

#6143912 - 01/19/16 06:02 PM Re: Getting Started [Re: cjconley]
Slow Drifter Offline

Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4400
Loc: Central Texas
The first 10 chapters of the Lee loading manual is a good mine of information. They push their own products a bit, naturally, but if you read it and read it again you'll have a helluva' good start.
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