Free reloading Class/Coaching

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Are you intersted in Free reloading course in DFW?

Yes
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Maybe
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No
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Free reloading Class/Coaching

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Post by Beiruty » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:38 pm

If one or more CHLers in DFW area are interested in free metallic pistol/rifle reloading course, I am willing to volunteer as instructor/coach.
We will have to work out the details of location, equipment, and students. The only catch is that the students have to be CHLers and members of this forums for at least 1-yr
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Post by Lena » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:08 pm

I would also help in that if the location was not to far.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm

I'm not going to skew your results by voting, since I live in the Houston area. But if I happened to be near Dallas that say, I would definitely attend. I bought some reloading equipment and supplies, but haven't gotten around to actually learning how to use it yet.
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Post by fstfrd00 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:47 pm

I've reloaded 380, 9mm and .45 but have not ventured into rifle rounds yet. My reloading skill level right now is total noob still.


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Post by MaduroBU » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:04 pm

The reddit reloading section is amazing. I'll point out that trying stuff out with near immediate recourse to a panel of experts is a great way to learn, and experts making themselves available here is a huge resource.

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Post by Beiruty » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:19 pm

To be productive, the first class size would be limited to 10 students.

The course would have
1) Course hand loading reading material presentation session
2) Actual loading workshop on students/instructor press and case prep tools.
3) The course maybe divided into two: Pistol caliber (straight wall cases) reloading, Rifle Caliber (So, called bottle neck cases).
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Post by jason812 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:30 pm

It would have been nice when I started to be shown and helped. Fortunately I am pretty good at learning by reading but that first round I made had an uneasy " hope this was right" feeling when I pulled the trigger.

I hope you get a full class to pass this on to others and help those who may have been hesitant because they don't know how.

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Post by Jusme » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:33 am

I would definitely be interested, I am a total neophyte, but I really want to learn as much as I can about it, equipment to buy, etc. My work schedule is going to be crazy for the foreseeable future, but, I will do what ever I can to be available.

Thanks, Beiruty!!
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Post by flechero » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:45 am

You are a good guy, Beiruty! I would have traveled to Dallas to take part in a class back when I started loading. I had to learn it on my own (and with the help of several via email and PM).

Anyone who even thinks they may reload in the future would be well served to get a solid primer on the topic. You'll learn quickly what equipment makes sense for you and just to see the processes in person and how certain things are measured is invaluable! Heck, if I happen to be in Dallas at that time, I'd attend- both to help out and to learn techniques from another handloader.

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Post by Beiruty » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:18 am

One thing, a pitfall of self-learning the art of metallic reloading, is that you would end buying any and all kind of tools that accomplish the same thing.
Instead of 1 press, you would have 4. Instead of one way to trim a case you will have 3, and so...
It is fun and lovely, but those tools accumulate and start collecting dust in your reloading area.
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Post by Beiruty » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:33 pm

If there is no more interest, I will close the survey by Thursday. Then we will working on the details of the class/location/logistics.
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Post by Bitter Clinger » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm

Not a reloader but interested in seeing the process.
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Post by Beiruty » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:37 pm

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Not a reloader but interested in seeing the process.
If you can allocate the time and attend then there is no harm if there is an extra seat.
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Post by Beiruty » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:50 am

Please those who voted yet, send me PM with your contact info to start the process. In addition, let me know the following:

1) Best time for the class
a) Saturday afternoon
b) Sunday morning
c) Sunday afternoon

2) For the class location, please respond if you can help with providing a conference room for 10 people and the possibility to bring in our reloading tools for the course workshop?

3) Do you like bring your reloading tools to the course workshop?

[Note, I can provide my own reloading tools for the course workshop]
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Re: Free reloading Class/Coaching

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Post by Jusme » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:55 am

PM sent.
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