If you’re thinking about getting started and reloading in today’s here we discussed the top 5 mistakes which can be an object on your reloading journey. In the following article, you will find those mistakes with solutions that will help you to revamp your reloading instantly. So let’s get started…
The First Mistake is looking for load data. There are many good places online to find load data but most people are looking for other pet loads or data from random strangers and forums all too. Especially when you’re starting you need to have published load data from a reliable source, a manual, a reloading company for more information.
Many of the powder companies have websites that have load data for many applications, as well as reloading kits, which often come with some type of a written manual. If you’re new you need a good safe place to start and learn, then start with book values that are above minimum and below maximum as you go through your journey.
You’ll learn what pressure signs look like and how to identify pressure signs before they become a problem. Most importantly whatever you’re loading, write it down so you can repeat it or know what you did. Having good notes is essential to being an effective reloader.
The Second Mistake is case sizing. Resizing cases and not knowing how much the shoulder of a case is being pushed back. When people talk about case sizing there are several things that are not always a good idea. Some sizing dies will tell you in their directions that you need to screw down that die to touch a shell holder and add half a turn or some other specified value. Using case gauges will give you a case that always fits in your chamber.
It may also be pushing the shoulder of your case back way further than you should be which will effectively shorten the lifespan of your brass dramatically. In reloading, having shoulders a headspace comparator kit for cases is very essential. However, choosing to bump the shoulder back makes your rounds chamber smoothly and you won’t be wearing out your cases prematurely.
The Third Mistake is COAL-Cartridge’s Overall Length. Most people wonder why they should load cartridge lengths that are longer than the values published in their manual. The values in the manuals are mostly based on SAMI specs and if you want to use them because you want that load to function anything that’s chambered in that caliber. Those are fine numbers to use but as reloaders, one of the most powerful tools that we have is control over our cartridge overall length.
The biggest accuracy improvement that reloads have over factory ammunition is getting the projectile closer to the lands. However, SAMI spec ammo can have very long distances that the projectile has to jump before it engages the lands. Reducing this distance, 20 thousand is a good place to start and can often drastically improve the groups that you’re going to get.
The Fourth Mistake or misconception is that reloading always saves money. Usually, if you shoot a lot less then you might reload less which can save a little money. However, if the supply of reloading components is low, maybe you should stock up in advance and probably you are not going to be saving much money.
It is suggested that when it comes to reloading it doesn’t plan on actually saving money, just plans on shooting more. Decide that you want to reload because you want to be a better shooter, you want more control over reloads or you just want to have the ability to load ammo in a shortage again.
The Fifth Mistake is that the reloading kit includes everything. Most reloading kits don’t even have basic things like calipers, clean brass, trim brass, check weights, etc. It will be very helpful to that included in your reloading kit to things that are needed. It will make your life easier if you’re a new reloader. If you are new to reloading, research more and more, read official manuals, and take suggestions from experts. These will help you a lot with the reloading.