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Best reloading guide?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Hi,

    I have applied for a .204 ruger which i want to start reloading.
    i have never done reloading, i have watched a few videos on youtube thats about it.

    Im looking to buy a guide which can teach me the basics?

    what would you recommend?

    Thanks
     
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Honestly a friend who already reloads or guys at the local gun club.

    If you can get someone to show you the basics it will help no end. See how it all goes together to give you a foundation to work on.
    I find reloading very satifying and enjoyable. I had some pointers but most was taught, if you were closer I'd offer a day reloading at my bench to show you the tropes.
    Sorry I can't be any more help than this.

    Andrew
     
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    Its a few years since I have reloaded....and even then I only used Pistol calibers. They were much simpler....no need to neck the brass! Equipment manufacturers usually produce good reloading guides.....and the powder manufacturers usually have reloading charts for their own flavours of powders. Amazon supply useful books....I noticed a Lee guide as that was the make of equipment I used. However it is still useful to find someone who will show you at the start. I know that the BASC run courses in N Ireland....but I haven't seen any listed for the Mainland.....so your best bet may be to try a local rifle club.

    Brian
     
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    Sound advice, you could have a look on ebay or Amazon for 'reloading' in the book section as there were quite a few American soft back books covering the topic. There are also some excellent books produced by the bullet makers, I used to have the Speer one and, I think, Hornady - you would probably need a recent edition to cover the .204.
     

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