Lo, there do I see my father. Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, Back to the beginning! Lo, they do call to me. They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of
Valhalla! Where the brave may live forever!
Getting reloading gear and getting set up is high on my "shit to do list".
Unfortunately I am swamped so I will probably not ever get to it until I freaking retire!
Good info though.
TCLEOSE Master Peace Officer
I don't think I would have the patience, be nice to save some cash though.
11B2P. 1/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment
Who among mortal men are you, good friend?
Since never before have I seen you in the fighting where men win glory,
yet now you have come striding far out in front of all others in your great heart . . .
- Homer, The Illiad
I reloaded a lot when I had more time to putter in my life. It's a good way to save money and teach the kids a variety of lessons.
Do not drink and reload. While it does hurt performance some, I never use a powder I can inadvertantly double charge either.
I have reloaded since 1971. It gives one the opportunity to save money on ammo and time to sit quietly and ruminate over many of the little things that vex us. It's relaxing and gets one away from the humdrum of everyday situations.
I reload 12 & 20 gauge, 308 & 30-06, 9mm, 38 & 357, 40 S&W, 44 sp & 44 mag, 45 ACP & 45LC. I use a Hornaday 366, Dillon 650, Lyman Turret and a lee handloader I carry when I go on trips where I cant carry my stationary loaders. One can tailor loads for different uses using different powders, wads, primers and bullet / shot combinations. If one does not load "hot", cases or hulls will last for multiple reloadings.