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April 2022

                                   APRIL 2022 NEWSLETTER

RELOAD WITH CONFIDENCE!
What’s Your TITAN Advantage?….WE RELOAD!
***Your Reloading Specialists***

WOW!! It’s been 10 YEARS already! On April 1st 2012 I retired from my 30 year engineering career to work full time on Titan Reloading. This has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Many things have happened in 10 years but my desire to provide reloaders with the products they need remains the same. Thank you for your interest in Titan Reloading. WE AIM TO PLEASE!

Harley-Davidson motorcycles were invented right here in Milwaukee Wisconsin and it seems like as soon as the “Rockin’ Robins” come back they bring the rumblin’ of summer as well. I can tell by listening to the birds in the morning however that waiting for spring won’t be too much longer…..all is GOOD!

We are truly enjoying all the friends we have made through Titan Reloading and look forward to many more. Feel free to contact us. When possible, please email us rather than call. Due to our limited phone system and staff we are able to respond to your questions quicker via email. Please include your full name or order ID number with any order inquiries. Service and Support is our top priority. As always, you will find many answers to questions in the “FAQ” and “Help Videos” areas of our website www.titanreloading.com . Check us out on YouTube .

Dennis / Titan Reloading

FEATURED PRODUCT:

Lee Safety Prime Small and Large Primer Feeder

Now Includes the new Folding Primer Tray

Makes priming on the press a delight. Never touch the primers from box to shell. Primer flip tray features a CAD designed flipping surface that instantly rights the primers. Change primer size in seconds. Primers are dispensed with a satisfying click of the primer feed trigger. Use any brand of primers because the priming operation is remote from the feeder. Works on all presses 2006 and later that have the Lever Prime System (LPS).

Lee Safety Prime is a new priming system for both small and large primers, never touch the primers from box to shell.  Used with 2006 and newer Breech Lock Challenger Presses, Turret Presses, the Classic Cast Turret Press and the Classic Cast Press.

NOTE: Lee Auto-Disk Powder Measure Riser (sold separately) is required for installation of this Safety Prime on all Turret Presses.

Material: Plastic

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Is Reloading a Safe Hobby?

Reloading Equipment Online

Many beginning shooters use nothing but factory rounds. At least until better precision and lower costs become a concern. That can be years down the road or in a mere few months. Eventually, these beginners make friends and acquaintances with guys having many more years of experience and know the ins and outs of reloading supplies and ammo. That’s a good thing about our hobby and Titan Reloading also wants to help you shorten the learning curve.

Be as Precise About Reloading as You are with Your Shooting

At Titan Reloading, we highly encourage everyone to practice precision reloading. Just like it takes time on the practice range, it takes time to learn about reloading supplies and the process. Life is not without risks and mistakes can happen when loading ammunition whether the mistake happens at a factory or in your garage.

Inspect your casings.

The two things you are most likely to come across are dents and micro-cracking. Neither should be reused. Dents can happen during the reloading process if too much compression is applied which sometimes leads to outer casing dents. Look for cracking everywhere but particularly around the base of the rim where they might appear as a bright ring and around the case mouth. Dents and cracking don’t often occur unless a case has previously been improperly reloaded.

Primers not properly seated.

The primer is properly seated when it sits down inside the primer pocket of the casing. Inspect the bottom of the rim or case to verify the primer is not protruding. If the seating is not correct, remove it and re-seat it or use a small flat tool to gently nudge it into the pocket.

Be precise with your powder loads.

With a single stage press, load powder into all the cases in the tray before moving on to seating bullets. Before pressing the bullets, examine the powder loads in the case with a flashlight. What you are primarily looking for is that you did not mistakenly double load any of the casings. With some progressive presses, you can use a powder level check system to prevent over or excessive powder loading. You need to look into every case as they leave the powder station to verify proper powder drops on presses that cannot use a powder check system.

Press the bullets to the right depth.

Before crimping, examine your work to be sure all bullets have been pressed to the correct depth. If the bullet is too deep, it will increase the chamber pressure which could become dangerous. Too shallow indicates too much powder. Neither is desirable and neither matches the manual specs.

Here are a few testimonials from experienced shooters:

  • Dave H. I count myself among the many shooters I know that reload for cost savings. I keep a healthy amount of reloading supplies on hand for both hunting rifles and handgun target practice. I have a couple of expert reloader friends that taught me how to do it right when I was getting started. After 12 years, I have no complaints and have only experienced the rarest of dud rounds. While other buddies are having a tough time finding the factory ammo they need, the reloading supplies that I have on hand continue to fill the bill with big savings.
  • Duke T. For economic reasons, I first started using reloaded rounds that I bought from a couple of different small businesses. I got decent results but couldn’t always get exactly what I wanted or had to wait a long time for custom loads. About six years ago, I bit the bullet (so to speak) by investing in the reloading supplies and equipment I need to do it myself and have never looked back. Not only do I get the cost savings, but it enables me to tailor my loads to my specific needs. I’m a bit fussy. Not only do I customize rounds for specific purposes, but I also fine-tune for things like the time of the year and how weather affects performance. Self-loading is the only way I’ve found to account for all the variables.
  • Bill W. I have hand loaded at least 12,000 rounds of 9mm and 380 – NEVER HAD A PROBLEM.
  • Frank B. In almost 43 years of loading my own, I’ve only had one fail to fire during a match. I set that round aside to look at closely later. I found the primer had gotten into the pocket upside down. I redoubled my diligence when installing primers and never expect to have it happen again.

Put Trust in Yourself

If you can use power tools, you can reload your own ammo. With reloading supplies, you need to educate yourself, exercise caution, and check your work as you go. By doing your research before getting started, reloading ammo becomes a fun and safe hobby.

Titan Reloading is dedicated to helping novice and veteran shooting enthusiasts safely and properly reload their own ammunition. Titan Reloading wants to be part of your reloading experience. You’ll find a constantly updated stream of insights and tips from our blogs, newsletters, help videos, and FAQs.

Titan Reloading   994 W. Sumner St., Hartford, WI 53027    1-262-397-8819

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