Today I’m going to go over 5 shortcuts for reloading I’ve discovered over the years. As you can see from the photo above, I’m stuck inside today with about a 2ft snow drift outside the garage! So what can a person do with a snowy day? Certainly it leaves an opportunity for catching up on any reloading that needs to be done. One of the more daunting issues I had when I first got started was the sheer time it took me to hand load around 50 cartridges. Certainly with the basic tools, it can be done. However, there are some tools that are more expensive. Ever hear the saying, “You get what you pay for?” Well, several of the 5 shortcuts for reloading I’m going to go over are gear related. Some items just help speed up the process, and some are more technique driven. I’ll let you decide which are worth it!
I had a comment on a post this week regarding what kind of precision reloading equipment is required to get started hand loading and reloading your own ammunition. So I thought I would get a post up on this topic for other aspiring reloaders out there. It’s not all that expensive, in fact, when I got into it I think I had everything I needed to at least get started for under $500 dollars. There are some things that you need, and some things that are just nice to have. I’ll try to make two lists, needs and nice to haves, and explain them as we go!