View Full Version : Reloading Centerfire Ammuntion

12-25-2007, 06:30 AM
I know this is a shooting forum and I respect that totally but I need the experience of some of the shooter/reloaders here. I am getting back into benchrest shooting and learned quickly (again) that I can't depend on the quality of ammo purchased across the counter, no matter the brand and price.
My question: Is there a forum or any accurate source of information for a beginning reloader that will take him (me) from the pure beginning to the loading of the first round, and is presented in a manner that a pure reloading novice can understand??
Thanks to any and all who may respond. I'll try to keep all of my posts relating to shooting going forward from today.

12-25-2007, 07:31 AM
Try Sinclair Int.,they have a couple of very good books on BR shooting.These books have very good sections on reloading.
Nick Loy

Tony C
12-25-2007, 08:01 AM

I've got some basic reloading stuff that I can copy and mail to you. It was given to me by the person who got me started. If you are interested, email your address.

Loading for BR accuracy and precision involves a lot of stuff not necessary for a factory rifle. Mike Ratigan discusses some of these things in his book. Also, the reloading equipment needed is different. If you can get with a competent BR shooter in your area they can get you going with the necessary equipment and maybe save you having to buy twice. I'm the kind of person who needs to be shown some things even after reading how to do them in a book.


12-25-2007, 10:28 PM
I am just getting started myself, and decided to jump in neck deep with a wildcat (30br). I learned a heck of a lot on this sight ,but even more so on
6mmbr.com. They have some really great how-to sections, for example http://www.6mmbr.citymaker.com/30BR.html. I also read alot of the reloading manuals...the hornady manual in particular has a great basic section that goes over terminology and things to watch for when loading and then reloading. I also liked the book "The ABC's of reloading". check this list out: http://www.6mmbr.com/bookreviews.html. I highly recommend the benchrest shooting primer, and the varmint hunter's odyssey.
I have yet to pick up Mike Ratigan's book, but that is next on my list.
One of the things that I learned was not to be afraid to post questions or ask someone who has done it before. There are SO many variables when it comes to precision reloading that you can, like I did...stupid vernier caliper, ruin a good many pieces of brass before you even get to shoot a round.
Good luck,

12-25-2007, 11:35 PM
http://www.varmintal.com/arelo.htm. Follow the links to other good sites. There's a wealth of information out there for the novice and experienced reloader !!!

Victor N TN
12-26-2007, 01:25 PM
For tons of reading by some of the best shooters go to Sinclair's site and order "Benchrest Shooters Primer". Some of it may be slightly dated material. But most is still valid. It'll answer a lot more questions than you ever thought of.

Good luck.