Reloading is one of those hobbies I never thought I’d actually pick up – even as a firearms owner. However, all it took for me to get addicted to the benchtop hobby was for a good friend of mine to send me a very inexpensive Lee Challenger reloading press kit and from there, the rest was history. Reloading can seem intimidating for the uninitiated, I know I was quite intimidated during my first range trip with my first box of reloaded ammunition, however, 10 years down the road, I’ve not only gained a solid grasp on the concept, but I’ve also dipped into new rabbit holes of information I once again never thought I’d find myself in. Suffice it to say reloading is just as rewarding as it is educational and I personally think that more firearms owners should have at least a basic grasp of the concept. I think these sentiments are shared by our guest today, Gavin, a.k.a the Ultimate Reloader. Gavin runs a YouTube channel and website that specializes in all things reloading, as well as some great informative precision rifle content that has really been a valuable resource to me as a reloader over the years. I’m honored today to have him on the podcast with us to give you guys a bird’s eye view of handloading/reloading so that you can determine for yourself whether or not you’d like to pick it up either as a hobby or as a means to shoot more without vastly increasing the cost of ammunition.
You can check Gavin’s content out at the following locations on the web:
- The Ultimate Reloader on YouTube
- The Ultimate Reloader on Instagram
- The Ultimate Reloader on Facebook
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TFB B-Side Podcast: Is Reloading For You? With the Ultimate Reloader
In today’s episode of the TFB B-Side Podcast, we’ve brought in Gavin, also known as the Ultimate Reloader on YouTube. Gavin is a highly experienced reloader who started off as most of us do within the reloading world – by starting small. Today Gavin and I discuss some recent experiences at an event put on by American Outdoor Brands (erroneously referred to as All Outdoor Brands by myself), and Frankford Arsenal with the help of the legendary Gunsite Academy, as well as some great advice as to how to get into reloading and whether or not the hobby is even for you to begin with. Gavin also gives us a short background on himself, how he got into reloading, what projects he’s been working on, and some of his top recommendations for tools and equipment for new reloaders. Please welcome Gavin, the Ultimate Reloader to the show!
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