Taught a friend to reload today

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Taught a friend to reload today

Postby AndyC » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:21 pm

There's a bit of a back-story. He bought his first revolver (a Taurus 8-shot .357) about 2-1/2 years ago so I made him buy dies and a Lee tumble-lube mold (158gr SWC) - and I cast about 200 bullets for him back then. I kept nagging him to lube the bullets so I could teach him how to reload them and he finally did so on Friday, having really been bitten hard by the shooting bug in the past month or so (got his LTC and a Ruger LCP II).

I dragged my single-stage press (bolted to a bar-stool) out to him and we loaded up a range of loads this afternoon so we can go test-shoot tomorrow, but he really enjoyed the logical process involved. I think it won't be long before he buys a press of his own:

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Postby Beiruty » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:46 pm

5 easy steps. No more no less.
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Postby hovercat » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:20 pm

Give a man a box of ammo, he shoots for a day. Teach a man to reload, he shoots all his life.


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby Kkpsiknl » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:36 pm

Reloading components are what I asked the family to get me for Christmas. Expect many questions from me after the New Years.


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby bagman45 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:08 am

AWESOME!! As hovercat said teach a man to load... :hurry:


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby Weg » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:30 am

Very neat that you taught him how to reload. Back when I was 20ish, a guy from work who would have been in his mid-40's offered to come over and help set up my reloading room ( I knew nothing about reloading at the time). He even welded up a metal bracket to attach to my bench for mounting the Rock Chucker press ( I still use that mount to this day). He taught me how to reload, and even went on my first deer hunt with me and showed me how to gut/skin/quarter and process a deer all the way to the freezer. We lost track of each other over the years, i'm now 48. I hope he is still doing well wherever he is.


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby flechero » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:35 am

Way to go, Andy! We all need to start doing things like this to ensure that our next generation loves shooting and will fight to protect the 2A.

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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby sjfcontrol » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:41 am

If you can shoot for an entire day on a single box of ammo -- you're not doing it right! :-)
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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby AndyC » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:35 pm

flechero wrote:Way to go, Andy! We all need to start doing things like this to ensure that our next generation loves shooting and will fight to protect the 2A.

:tiphat:

Oddly-enough, when I first met him he was all leftie, anti-gun, anti-NRA etc. Then I took him to the range a few years back... now he has a semi-auto shotgun, 357 revolver, 380 sub-compact, his LTC and now his first AR receiver... :lol:
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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby der Teufel » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:42 pm

AndyC wrote:Oddly-enough, when I first met him he was all leftie, anti-gun, anti-NRA etc. Then I took him to the range a few years back... now he has a semi-auto shotgun, 357 revolver, 380 sub-compact, his LTC and now his first AR receiver... :lol:


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby AndyC » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:47 pm



I just have a knack for putting things into gruesome perspective for people and let their imaginations do the rest :cool:
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Postby Beiruty » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:36 pm

I also am willing to teaching BASIC reloading for fellow shooters for free limited to DFW... :tiphat: A lunch afterward would be welcomed too.
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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby RogueUSMC » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:02 am

AndyC wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-pzBIvp-iU

I just have a knack for putting things into gruesome perspective for people and let their imaginations do the rest :cool:


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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby striker55 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:05 am

Started reloading in the 80's using the classic Lee loader, did my reloading in the living room watching TV http://www.cabelas.com/product/Classic- ... 733635.uts

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Re: Taught a friend to reload today

Postby AndyC » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:35 am

:iagree: I still have one of those somewhere. I also had "fun" with a Lyman 310 tool at one point:

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