Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reloading Ammunition: Procedures

In the last few posts in the series, we've talked about all the equipment needed for reloading. Now we will discuss how the process of reloading works. At this stage, it might be a good idea to state a few points:

  1. While reloading ammunition is legal in the United States and Canada and some other countries, it is also illegal in some countries around the world. In some countries (e.g. Germany), people need to take a course and pass a state exam before they're allowed to reload legally. In other countries, reloading is completely banned. If you are from one of these countries, you should probably stop reading now.
  2. Many firearms manufacturers will refuse to honor warranty if non-standard loads are used.
  3. Some lawyers recommend against using reloaded ammunition for home defensive use. This depends on jurisdiction though, so it is best to check if it is an issue in your area or not.
  4. Don't always believe everything you read on the Internet (including this blog). If you want to get into reloading, it is best to consult an experienced person on the subject face-to-face.
With that said, let's look into all the equipment used for reloading. If you'd been reading the previous few blog posts carefully, you should have no trouble identifying the equipment in the movie below, and the purposes for which they are used:

The above post shows some of the basic equipment that a reloader needs, along with an explanation of what each tool does. The movie basically goes over what we covered in the last few blog posts.

The next video also goes over equipment (although much more quickly) and shows the process of reloading:

This gives a fairly good idea of the reloading process with a single stage press.

In the next video, we see another person reloading using a more advanced press and tools.

Happy viewing!

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