Basic Reloading Supplies for the Beginner

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One of the first things to consider when thinking about trying your hand at reloading is the list of reloading supplies you’ll need. The following list of supplies will allow you to safely practice reloading ammunition.
Reloading Manual

Reloading Manual

A reloading manual is a must have amongst your reloading supplies. It has instructions for all things concerning caliber, primer, and bullet, and all the various sizes, weights, and types they come in. It is critical to follow these guidelines to the letter. Commit to only using recipes from reputable sources and avoid trying out recipes you find in randomly online.
Cartridge Case Cleaner

Cartridge Case Cleaner

You want your gun to function smoothly and effectively each and every time you fire, which means that everything going into it needs to be as clean as possible. This starts with the brass cartridges you pick up off the range that are covered in dirt or powder. Make sure these are free of debris before you get any farther in the reloading process. You can buy a tumbler or sonic cleaner for conveniently clean cartridges.
Reloading Press

Reloading Press

In essence, a reloading press does what it sounds like it does—presses things together. This includes pushing an old primer out of its brass case, resizing brass to its initial size using a die, pressing fresh primer into the primer pocket, fitting the bullet into its casing, and more. For those just starting, a single stage press will be an affordable option for your list of reloading supplies and a good learning tool.
Die Sets

Die Sets

Dies work with your reloading press to produce different calibers of ammunition. You will need different sets for each caliber you plan on reloading. Dies will allow you to get rid of used primer, refit cartridges to their proper size, open cartridges to push in new bullets, and more.
Powder Scale

Powder Scale

Obtaining a scale to measure your powder is imperative when assembling reloading supplies. For your safety, the proper amount of powder must be used in each cartridge you reload. The measurement for powder is “units of grains” which comes out to be 1/7,000th of a pound—this is not a reference to the individual powder kernels. Measuring by scale offers the greatest precision when reloading. Scales come in electric and traditional models; the latter may serve you best, as it always performs without power.

Once you’ve assembled the basic reloading supplies and become familiar with how to use them efficiently, you can begin to branch out to more specialized equipment to further enhance your reloading hobby. For further information or inquiries please contact Titan Reloading at 262.397.8819 or visit www.TitanReloading.com.

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