Handbook of Reloading Basics

Handbook of Reloading Basics

by Robin Sharpless, Rick Sapp

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Handbook of Reloading Basics by Robin Sharpless, Rick Sapp

Ready, set, reload!

With ammo shortages on retailer's shelves, unprecedented firearms sales across the country, and burgeoning numbers of new shooters, reloading is growing in leaps and bounds. Handbook of Reloading Basics, written by industry experts Robin Sharpless and Rick Sapp, is aimed squarely at the new handloaders and simplifies both the equipment and the process. Inside this bench-handy reference you'll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for reloading metallic cartridges and modern shotshells
  • Press selection--single-stage, turrets and progressives explained
  • Component breakdown--primers, cases, hulls, powder, wads and bullets
  • Dozens of illustrative photos and a comprehensive resource listing.
Before you buy your first press, before you polish your brass or sort your shotshell hulls you must read Handbook of Reloading Basics. This invaluable reference is the one to get you started and keep you loading round after round.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440241383
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 05/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Robin Sharpless is a lifelong professional in the shooting industry and the current Executive Vice President of Redding Reloading Equipment, one of the most respected brands in handloading equipment.

Rick Sapp is a well-respected firearms writer, specializing in shotguns and their sport shooting and handling.

Table of Contents

About the Authors 3

Introduction 4

Part I Metallic Cartridge Reloading

Section A Metallic Cartridge Reloading Fundamentals

Chapter 1 What's it All About? 6

Chapter 2 Metallic Cartridge Components 8

Chapter 3 Understanding the Brass Case 18

Chapter 4 Reloading Presses for Metallic Cartridges 25

Section B Reloading the Bottleneck Case

Chapter 5 Bottleneck Case Resizing and Trimming 39

Chapter 6 Bottleneck Case Priming 48

Chapter 7 Bottleneck Case Powder Measurement and Pouring 52

Chapter 8 Bottleneck Case Bullet Seating and Crimping 57

Section C Reloading the Straight-Wall Case

Chapter 9 Straight-Wall Case Dies, Case Lubrication and Case Trimming 62

Chapter 10 Straight-Wall Case Priming 72

Chapter 11 Straight-Wall Case Powder Measurement and Pouring 74

Chapter 12 Straight-Wall Case Bullet Seating and Crimping 79

Part II Shotshell Reloading

Section D Shotshell Reloading Fundamentals

Chapter 13 What's Shotshell Reloading All About? 85

Chapter 14 Shotshell Components 94

Chapter 15 Shotshell Propellants 111

Chapter 16 Understanding Shot 125

Chapter 17 Shotshell Reloading Presses 132

Section E Reloading the Shotshell

Chapter 18 Component Setup and the Reloading Process 141

Chapter 19 Reloading Buckshot and Slugs 157

Chapter 20 Reloading Shotshells for Extreme Temperatures 169

Appendix I Safety and Other Considerations 174

Appendix II Powder Bushing Charts for Shotshell Reloading (Courtesy Hodgdon Powders) 176

Appendix III Web Resource Listing 188

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the info in the book I have desided the reloading is not for me.