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Hey YĀLL

I had my knee surgery Friday October 16th
Going to be home bound for 3 months
:vollkommenauf:
Anyways I won't be driving anytime soon:(
So I was hoping someone locally might
be interested in helping me get stated
in the Art of reloading
I have some reloading items that I have been purchasing
here and there
looking for the place and someone to teach me and be willing to show
me the correct way of going about this process
I can wait till I'm driving
Just throwing it out there for now
literally bed ridden now but hopefully this won't be much longer

Regards

Peter




 

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Rob
thanks
Unfortunately I do not have a machine
just yet
I have been purchasing brass and bullets but no powder
or primers

But sir the offer is most appreciated
my hat of to you kind sir
 

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I also wish I was closer!!!!!!!!!!

I greatly enjoy the mentoring process!

Good luck in finding a mentor.

I correspond with a number of people by "E" and while not the same as face to face, we do pass a lot of information back and forth.

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 

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Come winter I may have some time, but work prevents it right now. I'm in Cheshire, CT. Let us know what components you have, and what calibers you plan to load for, and we'll get you pointed in the right direction for powders to keep an eye out for.
 

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I believe you can get through the process pretty easy - right here - everyone will walk you through, step by step - need a couple of loading manuals - I would recommend the LEE kit to begin with...its got everything you need....and is priced right...
 

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Although I simply don't like MUCH of what Lee produces, basically furlong222 is correct.

Reading his post takes me back to my early days of handloading, first for shot shells and not long afterward for brass cased cartridges.

I did this without a "mentor" and many years before the internet.

So, make your first purchase 3 or 4 good handloading manuals from sources like Speer, Hornady, Lyman, Nosler etc. and don't worry about that cost as you will need those data sources and later new and updated manuals for your entire handloading life.

While they got me started, and some folk on the forums groove on their old Herter's loading tools, the Herter's products were poorly made and I began to replace that equipment within a couple years of beginning to handload.

When you have loading dies that look almost like they had a threading tap run through the inside, well that quality is questionable at best. My Herter's dies were very low quality and my press broke and needed repairs.

I have seen the Lee loading, "whack a mole" loading kit used, and while it will load ammo at some level, it is a poor beginning at best.

You would be much better off buying even the cheapest Lee bench mount press along with some Lee dies then beginning with the whack a mole!

Buying quality, while seemingly more expensive, is in reality the cheapest and best way to go. The service life is years and years long and your not buying cheap and then having the cost of replacement.

So, the point is, there is plenty of good published data sources that can bring you to the point of safely loading your first hand loads without a hands on mentor.

Great to have the mentor and I, as said earlier, enjoy the mentoring process, but you can get there without the mentor or even the internet which by the way can provide step by step instruction as you heal from your surgery.

Just buy a few good loading manuals and your on your way. You'll need them anyway.

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 
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