Reloading ammunition is an extremely worth while effort. The concept has been around just about as long as the center-fire cartridge has been. With some older boxes of ammo even giving you instructions on how to reload it. While it may seem like a daunting process at first once you get into the groove you just don’t want to stop.
Number 3: Save’s time and money.
For the high volume shooter reloading your own ammo is a no brainier. Being able to pick up your brass and then reuse it is not only a money saver but a time saver as well. Now you won’t have to go to the store and buy some or have to wait for a long delivery process. It can be ready when you want it and how you want it. Some older guns may use calibers that either aren’t in production any more or are hard to find. It’s not every day you find 9.3×74mmR. As long as you take care of your cases you can use them about 5 times.
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Number 2: Great customization.
With long distance shooting, factory ammo might not cut it for you. It might either be too expensive, hard to find or just not up to your standards. So with reloading you can dial in your ammo to your gun like crazy. You can change the bullet weight or gun powder weight my very tiny amounts that can take your .75 inch group down to a .45 inch group. It’s all up to you though because your in full control of your press. Psst, hey! Is factory ammo too soft for ya? Does it merely drop a deer after it takes a few steps instead of dropping it where it stands? While it’s not recommended you can take your ammo to it’s absolute limits of what your gun can handle. Though no one, not even my self will recommend this, it is possible. Please make sure that your guns can handle what your throwing at it. You can even go waay under for something like a suppressor.
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Number 1: Stay shooting for longer.
While this last point may be a bit more nebulous it’ll make more sense once I fully explain it. People who have stuck around and kept on shooting generally reload. The reloading process gets you more involved into shooting so you feel more active in it. The only way to be more active is to make your own guns honestly. With reloading you’ll be able to talk about why your powder loads are the best and why every one should try yours out. You get to talk to other re-loaders who have been doing going at it for longer than you’ve been alive. Do you think you’ll be doing something you don’t like for that long? I rest my case.
Now there are plenty of reasons to get into reloading. Some can be huge or very minute. What I’m trying to say is that it can be a very worth while investment. With a good reloading press and some time you can get the best out of your guns and your brass. So consider taking a reloading class at H&H! Do you already reload? If so sound off in the comments and tell us what you do and why you reload! Thanks for reading.