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WOW! Summer’s all but gone already. The kids around here start school today and the days have definitely gotten shorter. If you’re like me it’s all good because hunting is just around the corner but I sure hate to see summer go.
The Tiatn Crew and I would like to THANK all of you, our loyal customers. A couple weeks ago on August 19th, Titan Reloading celebrated twelve years in business. September 1st, will mark the six year anniversary of our showroom’s opening in Hartford Wisconsin. We appreciate your supporting our business and we will continue to live up to the many kind recommendations you have shared with your friends.
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
Introducing the Lee Reloading Stand, perfect for the reloader with limited working space, an overwhelmed workbench, or someone looking for solution to portable reloading needs. The sturdy powder coated steel stand places your press at the perfect counter stool or standing height of 39″. The 10 inch triangular steel top plate uses the Patented quick change Lee Bench Plate system. The stand is 26″ wide by 24″ deep so it does not require a lot of room.
There?s more, the reloading stand includes a sturdy steel shelf with two bench plate receivers that will neatly and securely store your extra presses or mountable accessories. Included with the stand is one storage bin for component or tool storage, which clips onto the steel bin bracket provided with the stand. Each leg has eight mounting holes that allow you to accessorize your stand with a multitude of bins, shelves or accessory die racks. Includes drawing to customize and make your own extended work surface. This reloading stand is perfect for the apartment-dweller or anyone who is limited on space.
: Fits all Lee metallic presses (Fasteners for mounting one press are included).
: Powder-Coated Steel
: Comes with 1 storage bin and bracket, the top plate, the bottom shelf, 1 drilled Steel Base Block and the complete fastener set for top plate and bottom shelf along with two steel concrete block hangers.
NOTE: The press and concrete block shown in the picture are not included. Concrete block is necessary for safe, stable operation. Obtain one at any building supply or home center.
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Important Reloading Safety Procedures
One of the most basic understandings about reloading is that using the wrong cartridge and primer can result in injury to yourself and possibly people around you. Incorrectly loaded ammo can also be unreliable during an emergency.
A first step in safety is understanding the equipment and reloading supplies that you are working with. We offer an entire video library to help you reload safely and get the most from the experience. With an understanding of the equipment, you ll be ready to begin the hands-on process by following these basic safety rules.
Safety Glasses and Gear
As you wear safety glasses at the gun range, you also need to wear them when reloading. Probably the most obvious reason is in case of an accidental primer explosion. If you wear prescription or reading glasses, there are safety glasses (with side shields) that fit over your regular glasses. In addition to the risk of a primer explosion, other operations such as pressures applied by presses can eject metal shavings and powder as shrapnel. Safety glasses should be a requirement for everyone in the room while you are reloading. Gloves should be worn as protection from sharp tools, pinch points, and chemicals found in reloading supplies. It s also a good practice to wear a protective apron.
Clean and Organized Reloading Space
You only want the equipment and reloading supplies on your workbench that you need for the tasks at hand. Make sure that your workspace is clean and spacious before the next session, not only for safety purposes, but for efficiency and time. Furthermore, it is in your best interest to properly label containers to avoid accidentally mixing materials.
- Clean up any spills immediately.
- Allow only one canister of powder and primer type on the bench at a time.
- Powder and primers should be kept in their original containers. Clearly label these if using another container and discard anything you can t identify.
Pay Attention to Details
Give reloading your complete, undivided attention, and make time to do it right. Clear the area of TV, phone, and visitors. Have your manuals and handbooks for every bullet you are reloading never guess. Reloading is a precision process that requires you to follow instructions including load data and equipment setup instructions. Of course, no alcohol or drugs.
Keep Primers and Powder Away from Heat Sources
Think about any possible source of ignition. Any heat source can set off primers and powder including electrical sparks from power tools, open flames, and smoking. One of the wisest safety steps you can take is storing powder and primers away from all other equipment and reloading supplies (preferably in a different room and in fire-resistant containers like an ammo can). Don t store primers in bulk because a few hundred primers going off at the same time can be the same as a hand grenade. Handle loaded primer tubes with care a dropped tube can explode(primers should not be stored in tubes). Additionally, primers and powder should be stored away from extreme heat, cold, and humidity that can affect how they function.
Again, reloading requires precision from which a safe and accurate powder scale is required. Never use a food scale, postage scale, or any other scale not intended to weigh powder. Clean your scale before each reloading session and calibrated it regularly. It should be zeroed before each session. Calibrate and zero it if is bumped, jarred, or whenever the accuracy is questionable.
Avoid Lead Exposure
Lead exposure is known to cause severe medical issues. Your body accumulates lead over time and is not efficient at filtering it back out. Most primers and bullets contain lead. It can also accumulate on your equipment and workspace. Good hygiene is a best practice to protect yourself from lead.
- Wash hands after handling ammunition materials and after shooting.
- Don t eat or drink while reloading.
- Don t touch your face.
- Ensure proper ventilation and avoid inhaling reloading room dust.
- Use a face mask when cleaning up and emptying cases.
- Avoid reloading in carpeted areas because carpet collects lead particles and results in potentially dangerous static electricity.
Use Manuals and Keep Records
Manuals and handbooks have already been mentioned for a good reason. They provide specific instructions for caliber recipes. It s essential to follow instructions to the letter. Leave experimentation to the professionals. Published data is FACT. If you are new to reloading, use only beginning to moderate loads until you gain experience with the cartridge, your firearm, and your loading equipment. You want to use current data because over time components change. Keep records of each lot that you reload and use starting loads before working up to the maximum in increments. Your records should include test results for each incremental step.
Keep the manual open to the cartridge type and size you are reloading for quick and easy reference during the process.
More Safety Procedures
By following the basics, you can expect to be safe and productive when reloading. But there is always more you can do for safety such as securely fastening equipment to your workbench, so a press doesn’t fall on your foot. And
- Keep reloading supplies and components out of the reach of children.
- Educate yourself before trying a load you don t have experience with.
- Create and follow a safety checklist for each load that you manufacture.
- Use a powder check system, either visual or manual, to make sure your bullets are not double charged or under-charged.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the event of accidental ignition.
- Clean your reloading press and maintain it regularly.
- Clean up spilled powered immediately and don t reuse spilled powder.
- Don t force primers under any circumstance after beginning the reloading process.
- Think before doing anything that you haven t done before.
- Always make enough time to observe proper safety precautions.
Reloading is as Safe as You Make It
Safety is all about learning what to do, what NOT to do, and having the discipline to do it right.
Titan Reloading is dedicated to helping novice and veteran shooting enthusiasts safely and properly reload their own ammunition every time. If you follow these tips, you ll have a great experience while avoiding harm or malfunctions to yourself and equipment.
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