Introduction to reloading

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Smallest Minority blog has a extensive post how to get into reloading. Well worth a read if you have been thinking about starting to reload:

After my offhand comment the other day about how people should get into reloading, I’ve received over a dozen emails asking how a complete tenderfoot would get into it: with a low budget, modest reloading amounts, and so on.

I would appreciate advice from you all as the a “basic” set of equipment one would need, as well as some recommendations for stuff like powder and such.

More here.

Hat Tip: Mr CompletelyÂ

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Ed Young Ed Young on Dec 19, 2009

    After years of devoting most of my paycheck to raising kids, the last one left the nest and I find myself with some spare $. Want to get back into reloading and was wondering if anyone out there has utilized a bench grinder stand as a base for a press. I'll be using a Rock Crusher and would like a base that's somewhat mobile but stable. Any thoughts / inputs would be appreciated.


  • Sam Finfrock Sam Finfrock on Feb 08, 2011

    Hi Folks
    I am new to reloading. I will be reloading 44, 45, 9mm, 357, 38 special, 308, 30-06, and 6.5 Swedish Mauser. I've read and read the reloading books and have a question. I have the not to exceed OAL, but don't know what the minimum length would be if it says the OAL is 1.590. I know I can't set the bullet out further. How far do I want to insert it in the case? Is there such a thing as too short?

    Let me know.