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Location: SW washington
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hi ive got all the tools and cases etc. i think i need to reload i got them from my grandpa and my dad both never tired it please help no idea what to do and dont want anything bad to happen to me or a hunting buddie thanks all help needed

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Any of the reloading manuals will give you a list of equipment and very specific directions, along with loading data. Read the manual very carefully and when you finish reading. Review every thing you read until you totally understand the instructions. Follow the instructions exactly and you'll be alright. Always start with the minimum load listed and don't substitute any of the components. Get manuals for the brand of bullets you plan to shoot and at least two different ones for comparison. Three would be better. Take your time and don't rush anything.

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Location: SW washington
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thanks where can you get the booklets? online or other wise thanks for all your help fuzzy bear i m 17 and learning i want to start youg and possable teach my kids (when i have then lol) i noticed you have helped me in my other forums also thanks btw what part of washington are you located? here our biggest sporting goods store is bobs mer. its a cool little store thanks again

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
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You can find the most common reloading manuels at any gunshop. Particularly the Hornady and Nosler manuels.

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Hey wcox2005

Like Captain O said. You can get the reloading manuals at most gun shops. They can also be ordered on the net. Just go to the bullet manufactures site and they'll list it in their shopping section. There must be someone that sells reloading supplies, in you area. Powder, primers, etc... check with them.

I'm over in Pierce County on the western slope about 20 miles from Mt. Rainier.

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Location: SW washington
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will do i m sure i ll find all i need at the bobs store down here in cowlitz co. how much cheaper is it to reload your self ? very much at all? and i will look into the booklet i do have powder but its old and i have some primers and cases but i think i ll only use the cases when i get around to it and toss the old stuff is it true powder gets stronger by age?

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Location: Colorado
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"Old" for powder and primers really depends on how they've been stored. Kept in a cool, dry place they'll be good for 40+ years. Stored in an extremely humid environment, though, and they should be used or thrown away within 5-10 years.

As for the cost, it depends. If you don't count the time you spend then, yes, reloading will save money. If you add in your time, even just at minimum wage, you'd probably be money ahead to just buy ammunition. But reloading is a lot of fun, is the only way to wring the maximum accuracy from your firearm, and for some cartridges is the only way to get just what you want. As such, I count time spent reloading as beneficial therapy.

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ok thanks for all you help i ll be sure to try it it looks like something i can do when i cant get out in the woods i like to get out a least a couple times a week thanks to a friend who lives in the woods thanks again

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Nothing discribes shooting your first animal with a bullet you loaded yourself.

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The only thing that could rival it is your first archery animal.

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Or your first muzzleloader animal. With a muzzleloader you ALWAYS make your own loads!

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