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  •  Thanks. I didn't know the first, but I thought (4+ / 0-)
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    since I was a research chemist in my former life, the weighing part wouldn't be a problem.

    But you're right, I don't want anything going wrong on me that involves explosions; I had quite enough of them as a chemist.

    “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman (-9.00,-8.86)

    by Jonathan Hoag on Mon May 07, 2012 at 05:33:33 PM PDT

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    •  brass gets damaged by firing (3+ / 0-)
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      not heavily or immediately noticeably, but it is.  and reuse risks further damage, including misfires or breech breaking.

      Never worth it.  Now, if you can melt it down and have he proper molds, THEN you can pretty safely reuse brass.  melting it down and reforging takes the imperfections of firing out.

      We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

      by ScrewySquirrel on Mon May 07, 2012 at 05:37:03 PM PDT

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    •  Reloading is perfectly safe done right and it (7+ / 0-)

      sounds like you have an idea of the right way to do it....Carefully and Safely using the tested data from the myriad of manuals published by the various powder and bullet manufacturers as well as my fav the Lyman manuals, esp the Cast Bullet Handbook as I cast my own projectiles also...Thoroughly reading and studying as well as finding a shooter you know who reloads...there's lots of us out there, to help you and teach you the basics.

      It's a precise process that is a hell of a lot of fun can teach you a ton about how a bullet actually works, and can save you real dollars....Esp in the expensive magnum pistol or rifle calibers....

      Just today I was working up the cost of some 30-06 hunting ammo using Sierra Game King projectiles and reloaded to match quality and it was half the cost of the cheapest similar, the Fiocci while a quarter the cost of the "custom" ammunition....ammunition that is made to fit every chamber built instead of a round sized perfectly for the rifle... with the exact distance from the lands that rifle likes to shoot the best groups the rifle is capable of.

       That's what you can do with handloads which is why damn near every competitive shooter reloads and they reuse their brass as the brass for most rounds is the single most expensive component.....It's also highly engineered and designed to be reloaded multiple times, how many depends on the loads used and reloading practices but to get 5-7 reloads safely out of a .308 or .30-06 is not unusual at all and if you use a premium brass like Lapua double that......

      If you want some links to a few good sites to ck out get a feel for what is involved, let me know and I'll drop you a few in a kosmail....and really it's safe and fun but does take precision and patience and the ability to focus on a project....I think you'd have no problems....well except it's highly addictive and can really be both fun and frustrating but is always imo fascinating.

      Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
      I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
      Emiliano Zapata

      by buddabelly on Mon May 07, 2012 at 06:15:48 PM PDT

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    •  I'm finding these conflicting reports, well, (0+ / 0-)

      conflicting.

      “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman (-9.00,-8.86)

      by Jonathan Hoag on Mon May 07, 2012 at 06:25:19 PM PDT

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      •  It's fun and actually easy if you can follow a (1+ / 0-)
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        recipe while using safe practices and being precise and careful

        http://riflemansjournal.blogspot.com/

        Take a look at German Salazar's Blog .....He's a semi local High Power and F-class shooter and read some of his reloading articles to get an idea of how careful and precise we reloaders try to always be....and the amazing differences small variations from cartridge to cartridge make in your actual point of impact, esp at long distances....

        With handloading you have complete control of every step and thus can produce much more uniform ammunition and the greater the uniformity the better you can shoot it plus just refining the load to the particular gun makes a huge accuracy difference....

        Just about any guns group sizes can be cut in half by handloading.....

        And it's perfectly safe if you have the ability to concentrate, measure, weigh and repeat a precise process.
        Do some reading and talk to some local shooters....Most of us reloaders are more than happy to help hook another.....heh.....

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Mon May 07, 2012 at 06:40:27 PM PDT

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