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Postby Chrisash » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:18 pm

Looking to start handloading. Are there any classes in the Cincinnati area? If not what is the best way to get started?
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Re: Handloading Class

Postby WY_Not » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:41 am

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Re: Handloading Class

Postby Mr. Glock » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:27 pm

I found the Lee Reloading Book a good way to understand the whole process, as a
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Re: Handloading Class

Postby JustaShooter » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:27 am

Mr. Glock wrote:I found the Lee Reloading Book a good way to understand the whole process, as a start.

Second the Lee book.

There are many good resources online these days as well - RCBS has a video series, as does Gun Digest, Brownells and many other well-known names.
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Re: Handloading Class

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:28 pm

Get multiple manuals.

I have Lee, Lyman, and Speer. They all vary slightly, but with a cross section you get a lot of bullets/powders for cartridges covered.

Also print the data from the powder maker, and cross-examine all your data with the manuals and the manufacturers.








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Re: Handloading Class

Postby skylinechiliboi » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:34 pm

Thanks for these resources. I'm just starting out and these seem like a gold mine of good info.
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Re: Handloading Class

Postby Klingon00 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:07 pm

jeep45238 wrote:Get multiple manuals.

I have Lee, Lyman, and Speer. They all vary slightly, but with a cross section you get a lot of bullets/powders for cartridges covered.


Agreed, my first book was the Lee book and I read the instructional part completely as the first thing I did when starting out. I feel it provides an excellent foundation. The data from it, Lyman and Speer can help you find loadings for a great many cartridges, bullet weights and powders.

jeep45238 wrote:Also print the data from the powder maker, and cross-examine all your data with the manuals and the manufacturers.


After Hodgdon acquired Ramshot and Accurate, there really aren't that many other manufacturers left. They have a virtual monopoly on the market. They also own IMR and Winchester and are closely tied to Alliant as distributors. That said, Hodgdon does have an excellent web site with lots of data available.

There are many knowledgeable people here in the forum that can give advise. It's how I got started myself.
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