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  • leobreakerprime

    Junior Member
    May 25, 2022
    4
    Lanham
    I’m not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I’m looking for someone who can reload locally if I bring my brass as I’m looking to start collecting my brass from the range.
     

    teratos

    My hair is amazing
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 22, 2009
    46,697
    Bel Air
    I’m not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I’m looking for someone who can reload locally if I bring my brass as I’m looking to start collecting my brass from the range.
    You can reload locally. Get yourself a press. I wouldn’t trust reloads from someone who hit me up on the web.
     

    Sirex

    Powered by natural gas
    Oct 30, 2010
    8,716
    Carroll Co, MD
    I’m not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I’m looking for someone who can reload locally if I bring my brass as I’m looking to start collecting my brass from the range.
    I see you are new, and I think I asked this same question many years ago when I was new. I think it is generally not accepted to reload for other people. In order tp reload properly for other people, I THINK you need a manufacturing license. On the other hand it is generally looked upon with distrust on shooting other people's reloads. I'm not sure what you are shooting your ammo out of, but in the past, I have collected brass and traded enough for a little bit of new factory ammo from people, brass or steel cased, or I have collected it to give a buddy of mine who reloads, and he does some gun work for me. There is a brass trade thread somewhere on here you may be able to use. Other than that, maybe watch some Youtube videos or ask if someone here could maybe mentor you in reloading.
     

    ToolAA

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    Jun 17, 2016
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    God's Country

    smdub

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Nov 14, 2012
    3,722
    MoCo
    Legally, you need an FFL06 license to reload for profit. Msnufscturer of ammunition (not for destructive devices ot armor piercing.)

    Collect your brass from the range anyway. You might reload your own someday or you can sell it to those that do.
     

    teratos

    My hair is amazing
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 22, 2009
    46,697
    Bel Air
    Legally, you need an FFL06 license to reload for profit. Msnufscturer of ammunition (not for destructive devices ot armor piercing.)
    My circle of friends distributes reloads freely. For my bench rifle, BrowningGuy has the recipe, and the correct collet for what my rifle likes. I gotta work up my own load on my dies…
     

    parttimer

    Active Member
    Oct 10, 2013
    1,199
    Calvert
    I’m not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I’m looking for someone who can reload locally if I bring my brass as I’m looking to start collecting my brass from the range.
    Gigi’s gun shop in port republic (Calvert county) is the only shop I can think of that has the required license to reload commercially.
     

    error404

    Junior Member
    Apr 18, 2022
    12
    FL
    I barely have time and energy to reload for myself, let alone someone else. Then there is the legal/ffl issue.
    I haven't reload anything in almost a decade. Back then I could do a box (50 rounds) of .45acp for $5 (that was using copper plated xtreme bullets and CCI primers).

    How does that compare to now?
     

    lazarus

    Active Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    8,706
    I haven't reload anything in almost a decade. Back then I could do a box (50 rounds) of .45acp for $5 (that was using copper plated xtreme bullets and CCI primers).

    How does that compare to now?
    That is about the cost of the primers for a box of 50 right now. Figure 8-10 cents a primer. 2-3 cents a round for powder depending on your load. 8-30 cents a bullet depending on lead or jacketed (or premium hollow points).
     

    error404

    Junior Member
    Apr 18, 2022
    12
    FL
    That is about the cost of the primers for a box of 50 right now. Figure 8-10 cents a primer. 2-3 cents a round for powder depending on your load. 8-30 cents a bullet depending on lead or jacketed (or premium hollow points).
    Crazy how everything has gone up so much.
     

    FN509Fan

    Junior Member
    Dec 19, 2020
    15
    Were you looking to try your hand at reloading? Or were you looking to have someone reload the cases you scrounge? Back before YouTube, I used to let "friends" try out my reloading equipment to see if it was something they would want to invest in. YouTube might make that moot.
     

    lazarus

    Active Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    8,706
    Were you looking to try your hand at reloading? Or were you looking to have someone reload the cases you scrounge? Back before YouTube, I used to let "friends" try out my reloading equipment to see if it was something they would want to invest in. YouTube might make that moot.
    I think it makes it slightly less useful, but only slightly. Otherwise watching porn would be just as good as doing the real thing.

    Only way to know if you actually like it, is to try it. No YouTube video I've ever watched REALLY shows you what a REAL reloading session is like. Especially for someone just starting out. IMHO, the best way is someone who owns relatively starter equipment (even if they have a bunch of progressive presses) is to show a newbie who to reload. Then have the newbie switch calibers on the gear and get THEM to set it up and run it. Talk them through it, but basically let them do everything. IMHO, it is fine too to show them a progressive press running to give them a the feel-goods.

    But IMHO, the best way to go is give the basic reloading demonstration, then get them to do it so they can both learn and see the difference between someone who really knows all of the basics (or even more than the basics) really well and someone just learning. And show them the bountiful possibilities if they want to start going wild with their reloading.

    There is a big difference in speed, frustration, reward, etc. in different setups as well as just learning vs some experience vs very experienced. I've been frustrated with some calibers (hello 32acp and 7.62x25), but I persevered and "solved" them. Other calibers were pretty easy from get go. I've had numerous issues even with easy calibers, because I needed to learn to do or check something or I needed a different piece of equipment. All learning stuff that you work out over months and years of doing it. I enjoy that troubleshooting process (okay, 32/7x62x25 there was getting a bit much). I enjoy reloading and making things a TON.

    I don't think reloading is for anyone who isn't at least okay with that stuff. But I do think that many people get easily discouraged with the learning experience expecting it to be much faster to learn. Of course, everyone is different, and some people will never be able to learn (some people also can't make macaroni and cheese from a box, either). A lot of people though I think have different levels of expectation on how quick it will be to learn or how fast the overall process actually is. My chief thing to always home in on is that it'll be slow at first, but this will get better. Both equipment and skill level will increase.

    Speaking of, I need to go reload some 45acp and some 9mm later this afternoon after my range trip this past weekend.
     

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