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August 2022

                                   AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER

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

BE A SHEEPDOG

Sheep are powerless to defend against the wolf. The sheep will fall prey to any attacks on the flock by wolves. A Sheepdog spends every day blending in with the flock. Unlike the sheep, the Sheepdog has all the same abilities that the wolf does. The only difference is the wolf intends to prey on the sheep and the Sheepdog intends to protect them. BE A SHEEPDOG! Wolves beware…..your game is over…..we’re packin’ too!

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 BENCH PRIME PRESS KIT

NEW IN 2022. This kit includes everything found in the 50th Anniversary Kit but includes a Bench Prime instead of a Safety Prime.

Includes the new Breech Lock Challenger Press and one Breech Lock quick-change bushing.

Lee Quick Trim Die

You get a complete powder handling system, with the most convenient and repeatable Perfect Powder Measure. Plus the Lee Safety Scale, the most sensitive and safest of all powder scales and fill your case with the included Powder Funnel. A $175.43 value.

Case Preparation Tools include a Value Quick Trim that allows you to trim the cases right on your press (order caliber specific trim dies separately) and a cutter and lock stud to trim your cases by hand (order caliber specific case length gauges separately). An included Lee chamfer tool chamfers the inside and outside of the case mouth and a tube of premium sizing lube is included. A small and large primer pocket-cleaning tool completes the case preparation package. $27.92 value.

But that’s not all! You get the popular Bench Prime and three of the most popular priming tool shell holders which work with over 60 different cartridges.. This kit is ideal for those who want the flexibility of priming on the bench top or off by mounting the tool to a piece of wood. $30.00 value.

Compare it to others priced at hundreds of dollars more. Reloading saves money and you save right from the start with Lee equipment.

LEE Breech Lock Challenger Press Product Review

Specifications:

Press Type: Single Stage

Frame Material: Die Cast Aluminum

Frame Design: O Frame

Frame Offset: 30 Degrees

Frame Opening Size: 4-1/4″

Handle Location: Bottom Right or Left

Die Size Accepted: Standard 7/8″-14 Threaded Dies

Die Bushing Accepted: Yes

Die Bushing Brand Used: Lee Breech Lock Quick Change Bushings

Spent Primer Collection System: Yes

Ram Stroke: 3-1/2″”

Ram Diameter: .815″

Priming Feature: No

Number of Mounting Holes: 3

Mounting Hardware Included: No

Includes:

Challenger Breech Lock single stage press

1 Breech Lock Die Bushing

Lee Safety Scale

Perfect Powder Measure

Powder Funnel

Value Quick Trim

Lock Stud and Cutter

Lee chamfer tool

Primer Pocket Cleaner

Bench Prime

Tube of Sizing Lube.

Note:

A Lee Case Length Gauge, sold on the Case Length Gauge and Shellholder page, will need to be purchased for each caliber being reloaded.

A Lee Quick Trim Die, sold on the Quick Trim Case Trimmer page, will need to be purchased for each caliber being reloaded for the Value Quick Trim.

INSIGHT OF THE MONTH:

Build Your Personal Ammo Factory with Reloading Supplies

As a general rule, you should have several hundred or a couple of thousand rounds on hand or at least the reloading supplies for your most essential and most used calibers. You also want other reloading supplies that give you the flexibility to manufacture alternative rounds.

Here are the basics to get started:

1. Reloading Bench

You probably want to do some reading and research before getting started but when you’re ready to take action, the first two things you want in your reloading factory are a workbench and a trusted manual. Preferably a large sturdy workspace with plenty of storage. For details about creating your first workspace, check out the previous blog Workbench Ideas for Your Reloading Supplies. If you’re not going to build your own, any highly stable and strong commercially available workbench will work.

It does need to serve two primary purposes. First, a place to prepare cases and to operate your press. Second, a place to store reloading supplies, sorted brass, and finished ammo. You want to keep everything within arm’s reach but use special caution when storing primers and powder. The first thing that goes on your bench, in a dedicated space, and within arm’s reach is your trusted manual.

2. Reloading Press

Now, you are ready to start making decisions based on your experience, needs, and budget. You can select from a single stage press, turret press, or progressive press. Almost every experienced reloader recommends starting with a single stage. These presses hold one die at a time in a very rigid frame. Each pull of the lever completes one step of the process. Things to consider include automatic primer arm, small and large primer cups, adjustable for right- or left-hand use, and able to reload handgun and short rifle cases.

With a turret press, you rotate the dies manually and press the round through each step. It should hold four dies so that you can complete rounds without the time-consuming need to change dies. With each handle pull, the die plate rotates to the next station without needing to screw in a different die.

With a progressive press, a pull of the lever automatically completes every step for multiple rounds at the same time. This can be an excellent choice if you are shooting more than 500 rounds a week. Removable turrets allow for the change of calibers in seconds.

Unless you’re shooting precision bench rest competition, all the name-brand presses do mostly the same thing and in the same way. If you’re on a budget, it’s hard to beat the Lee Precision Breech Lock Challenger Kit.

3. Reloading Supplies -Dies, Components, and Case Prep

All reloading presses take removable dies. You select dies depending on the caliber you will be reloading. You will also need different dies depending on what step you’re at in the process. A die is what the brass and bullet are pressed into to form your finished ammo. Every caliber has its own die; a .357 die will not load a 9mm and vice versa.

The process is to take clean brass, resize it by pressing the brass into a resizing die, trimming the case length if needed, and then expand the neck of the case so a bullet will fit.

The next step is to insert a primer, charge the case with powder, seat the bullet, and press it in with a seating die. If your cartridge requires it, the case will need to be crimped.

Besides the mechanical equipment, your ammo factory needs reloading supplies. You’ll need brass, bullets, powder, and primers. Depending on the cartridge and the load, these components will vary. This is when you must refer to your reloading manual. Only use the reloading supplies and components designated for a specific load. Substituting powders, primers, and bullets can be disastrous. We don’t want you to injure yourself.

You’re going to need brass prep tools. If you are just getting started, you may want to go with new brass until you collect some used brass and/or if you don’t have the budget for prep tools. Unfired brass doesn’t usually need much work unless you’re doing precision shooting. Once you start reusing brass, it will be dirty and stretched out. Before putting in a fresh primer, powder, and bullet, the casings need to be cleaned and sometimes trimmed. Tools to get started include case trimmers, tumblers, and sonic cleaners.

Start with the ammo that you use the most. Over time, you’ll want to move up to faster presses and acquire the dies as well as other reloading supplies and tools that you need for every gun that you own.

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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