A work precipitated by sheer boredom. After
retirement and inability to find another job, I began
reading the sites about reloading. Most of them are
forums. Some of them are very good forums but the forum
format makes it very hard to find anything.
I decided to organize and publish 50 years of
experience, experiments, and notes in a format that
makes sense to me.
We will cover reloading of center fire rifle and
handgun cartridges. We will talk about brass cartridge
cases, large and small primers, single and double base
smokeless powder, bullets, of all types, commercial
jacketed, home swaged jacketed bullets, commercial and
home cast cast bullets. with and without gas checks.
Unfortunately for some who come upon this site, there
will be no mention of reloading shot shells.
There is noting wrong with reloading shot gun
shells, when I was younger and shooting trap and
skeet I personally cranked out about a zillion 12, 20,
and .410 ga shells. I started with one and eventually
used three MEC 650s. I loved every minute of it, both
the loading and the unloading. For no logical reason I
just lost interest. I have not loaded a shotgun shell
since about 1975 and doubt if I will ever load another.
We will discuss reloading equipment, single stage and
progressive presses, dies, case trimmers, case reamers,
case neck turners, miscellaneous hand tools and gadgets.
Homemade tools and gadgets. Powder handling equipment
and scales. We will discuss bullet swaging and casting
equipment as well as sizing and lubricating dies and
We will discuss the use and misuse of all this