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Would anyone be willing to post a video? We just bought some reloading equipment and need to learn how to reload now.
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I think getting this book will be better than any video your gonna find. It covers every thing you need to know and some.
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A note on case lube when reloading tapered rifle casings. If you have ever noticed severe dimpling on the side of the case below the neck, it is from over lubing. I have noticed this more from RCBS lube than Lee lube. I think because it coats the casing and dries a little. Just be ginger on a lubing pad, it don't take too much to do the job. Good Luck!
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Throw away the lube pad and buy spray lube. I have tried several and like RCBS Case Slick the best. Spray a small amount in a zip lock bag, then throw in a hand full of cases. Roll the cases around in the bag to evenly coat and then size. I put them back in the tumbler for a few minutes to remove the lube before I load.

TIP : Don't use your wifes vacuum to suck up dropped primers!
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Just beginning to think about reloading. I just don't know what equipment I would need to buy.
Any advice would be welcome.
If you have the money, Dillon is good equipment.
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I have been using the wax & it is not as messy as the case lube.
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Most quotes on loads and velocities are based on a 24 inch barrel. Anyone have any ideas how best to load for a carbine? I've not found any in depth source related to this. I've been testing loads tending toward faster burn rate powders. Seem to have had good results using IMR3031. Varget is a slower burning powder that I've seen lots of people talk well about, but doesn't seem to hold up the velocity in the carbine.
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Reloading really seems the way to go from an economical stand point. All i have ever reloaded however are my shotgun shells. Can anyone tell me what an average shelf life is for components before they start to lose their reliability?
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Reloading really seems the way to go from an economical stand point. All i have ever reloaded however are my shotgun shells. Can anyone tell me what an average shelf life is for components before they start to lose their reliability?
if you seal the components from moisture the will last near indefinitely. Sealed, loaded ammo has been fired after 100 years and more.
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Never,ever,neverever,ever,never,forget to use case lub before resizing.You'll get a case stuck in your die like Excalibur...
I like using carbide myself.......
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Get a quality Reloading manual!!!!!!!

Dont go over published load data!!!! Check your charge weights. Wear eye protection!!!!!
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www.handloads.com

www.loaddata.com

Here are two sites that have some good information.
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I'm sorry, you guys know I don't speak Spanish.

This stuff is way over my head. I just bought a progressive reloader, all my die sets, and the reloading supplies I'll need to get started. However, I still have no idea what I'm doing. Where would I start to get some basic info on reloading?

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My SOURCE "Speer Reloading Manual number 11" pages 385 to 389..which covers the 9MM Parabellum heed this warning "loads that produced 28,000 cup went to 62,000 cup when bullets were purposely seated .030" deeper!" The SAAMI recommended cartridge overall length for auto-loading pistols is 1.169"
This means by using 115 grain data and using it on 124 grain bullets is trouble..when seating a extra .030" for more cup!

Using PB powder 5.6 grains, a 124 grain FMJ and running them to 1.139" results in lower case failure (blowing out the Base of a case) that put burn marks on my hand and fingers in the shape of the Glock model 17 when the slide is in the open position and powder burns on my hand down each side of the Magazine Well, along with lodging a 124 grain FMJ bullet in the barrel. The worst part is it blew the slide release off of the gun were it bends down.
The Glock model 17 had a visit to the Gunsmith to remove bullet and get a check up . Gun still was in excellent shape other that slide release being smaller and the magazine that was in during this event was damaged on the top. This gun went on to serve me for 15 more years and see a total of 30000 rounds before it was sold for Glock model 22.

DO NOT PLAY OR DEVIATE FROM RELOADING DATA!
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Carbide dies all the way for pistol reloading.
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Never try to force a primer into the primer pocket by hitting the handle in the down position needless to say I had to throw away my underware that night. I guess I just did not have the pocket cleaned out properly or maybe had a burr, forced the press down and still need just a little more to be seated in all the way, gave it a quick snap and BOOM. It was a 223, fortunately I did not get injured.
Also, I always stop about ever 10 or 20 rounds and check my bullet seating depth with a caliper just as an overkill QC operation.
Do you do the new primer seating as a separate operation (with a different tool) or use the primer arm on the press? Sounds like you do it on the press.
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I have a couple of questions regarding magnum primers.

Are magnum primers to be used only in magnum cartridges?

If not, then in which cartridges/calibres can they be used instead of the normal primers?
Any help greatly apreciated
Like Fishbread said...Your Reloading Manual will tell, I only use them (Small Pistol Magnum primers) for my 357 magnum loads.
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I have a couple of questions regarding magnum primers.

Are magnum primers to be used only in magnum cartridges?

If not, then in which cartridges/calibres can they be used instead of the normal primers?
Any help greatly apreciated
Your manual will suggest the primer for a particular load. I use the Small Pistol Magnum Primer only in my 357magnun with Blue Dot powder. Magnum primers burn slightly hotter than standard primers and could cause an increase in pressure where you don't want it.
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357 Magnum Speer Bullets
125 JHP
Round OAL -1.580
Bullet OAL - .539
12.6 grains blue dot
Winchester small pistol magnum primers
My notes say do not exceed 12.6 grains blue dot. When I was working up this load, I noted that I thought this was about max

IIRC, Blue Dot no longer recommend using their powder in 357 magnum using 125 grain bullets.
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