Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #101  
Old 09-19-2016, 10:23 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertJ. View Post
Post #1 is the single best forum post I've ever seen concerning reloading, and I couldn't believe it when I realized I hadn't "liked" it!
Thank you sir! I am honored by the compliment.
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 10-17-2016, 12:50 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 19,393
Likes: 8,299
Liked 10,959 Times in 5,090 Posts
Default

Sorry I never "liked" this post in the past. Must have been on extended "leave"
__________________
"Turn the Page"
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 11-20-2016, 11:34 AM
Bugkiller99's Avatar
Bugkiller99 Bugkiller99 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Florida
Posts: 1,919
Likes: 2,665
Liked 2,395 Times in 1,009 Posts
Default

Bumpity bump bump, bumpity bump bump, Black Friday is on the way.

Here's a great deal of help for those thinking about getting into reloading and making their purchases soon.

And again, kudos to novalty. Great job! Well done, sir, well done!
__________________
Reg. Magnum wants/Rossi wallet
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #104  
Old 12-02-2016, 11:54 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Hope there are some new reloaders this holiday season.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #105  
Old 12-09-2016, 07:49 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Looks like this post just had it's 2 year anniversary and over 13,000 views. Hope it is still helping those that are looking to get into reloading.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #106  
Old 04-29-2017, 10:26 PM
Brendan2904's Avatar
Brendan2904 Brendan2904 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: NY
Posts: 53
Likes: 10
Liked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Thanks for all of the great information!!

Sent from my SM-T820 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #107  
Old 05-01-2017, 01:08 PM
df06 df06 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 816
Likes: 691
Liked 837 Times in 370 Posts
Default Reloading

I started in 1977 and have loaded since then. Now up to 20+ metallic cartridges and four gauges of shotguns.
I likely have not saved money, but I shot a lot more for the same amount.
My press, scales, trimmers and dies are long paid for.
And I really enjoy reloading.
Reply With Quote
  #108  
Old 06-06-2017, 08:36 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Updated with review link for MEC's new Markmans metallic reloading press.
Reply With Quote
  #109  
Old 06-16-2017, 10:38 PM
GlockSW GlockSW is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I got my wife interested in shooting a few years ago and it turned out to be an easy sell to her about reloading. Long run saving a bit of money and short term lots more range time. Currently we are acquiring our equipment a bit at a time. Got a single stage press from an uncle years ago so that helped with the startup cost. It's a Pacific Super Deluxe, old as dirt but it works. Kinda like me, lol. Figure single stage is a good starting point until I can get a progressive. Looking at doing 9mm and 45 for starters. Thanks for all the great info and I look forward to hearing more from everyone here.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #110  
Old 06-17-2017, 12:01 AM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 25,614
Likes: 30,928
Liked 22,159 Times in 10,789 Posts
Default A couple of points....

Common pistol ammo is fairly(?) cheap. Get off the common path and the price goes up extraordinarily quick.

Reloading rifle bullets can save all kinds of money. Especially if you don't need expensive hunting bullets.....

Now, the really important reasons:

Stock up on components and be much more shortage resistant. You can take advantage of deals over time.

You can make ANYTHING you want. From bunnie poots to barn burners in any style of bullet.

It's interesting and FUN!
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
  #111  
Old 08-25-2017, 07:34 AM
forestswin's Avatar
forestswin forestswin is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 959
Likes: 652
Liked 549 Times in 293 Posts
Default

Bump to top
__________________
I'd like to agree with you BUT
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #112  
Old 09-07-2017, 09:23 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by forestswin View Post
Bump to top
I agree
Reply With Quote
  #113  
Old 11-20-2017, 07:34 AM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Bump to top
Reply With Quote
  #114  
Old 11-20-2017, 09:25 AM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 19,393
Likes: 8,299
Liked 10,959 Times in 5,090 Posts
Wink

But what is the best powder for 38 special?
__________________
"Turn the Page"
Reply With Quote
  #115  
Old 11-20-2017, 10:23 AM
oneounceload oneounceload is offline
Suspended
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 1,222
Likes: 1,461
Liked 1,497 Times in 643 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
But what is the best powder for 38 special?
Smokeless, followed by black.......
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #116  
Old 11-20-2017, 05:48 PM
daniel lawecki's Avatar
daniel lawecki daniel lawecki is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: toledo ohio
Posts: 644
Likes: 694
Liked 746 Times in 323 Posts
Default

One of the best post of the year. Honest and with good advice. Sticky yes problem solving is to do over the internet very hard no one shows all the hick-ups or how to solve them.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #117  
Old 11-20-2017, 07:42 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 19,393
Likes: 8,299
Liked 10,959 Times in 5,090 Posts
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel lawecki View Post
One of the best post of the year. Honest and with good advice. Sticky yes problem solving is to do over the internet very hard no one shows all the hick-ups or how to solve them.
The best post of 2014 Still just as valid today

Wonder if those that should read it, have read it??
__________________
"Turn the Page"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #118  
Old 04-26-2018, 11:18 PM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Can’t believe over 3 years have gone by since I posted this. Hope it’s still helping people.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #119  
Old 08-07-2018, 07:45 PM
RobertJ.'s Avatar
RobertJ. RobertJ. is online now
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 3,643
Likes: 7,213
Liked 5,673 Times in 1,862 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by uechikid View Post
Is it ok to bump a really good thread that should be a sticky?
Most certainly!

I'm going to bump this one occasionally, for the guys who are thinking about reloading, those who are new to reloading, and the rest of us as well. It's probably the single best thread I've ever read on the subject.

I hope member Novalty is doing well.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #120  
Old 08-07-2018, 09:28 PM
Truckin Truckin is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 90
Likes: 122
Liked 60 Times in 36 Posts
Default

Newly Married, starting college, two jobs, traded a few tons of house coal for a Mod 10-5,holster and ammo. Picked up the ABCs of Reloading and I devoured that book multiple times. I never knew you could make your own. That book brought joy to my life and I still have it, the Mod 10 and holster. Got an education that allows me to work one job. Wife ..... is like reloading sometimes you get bad loads. But you evidently find the perfect one. ABC of Reloading is Required Reading.
Reply With Quote
  #121  
Old 09-18-2018, 05:25 AM
novalty's Avatar
novalty novalty is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 13,613
Likes: 486
Liked 1,845 Times in 975 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertJ. View Post
Most certainly!

I'm going to bump this one occasionally, for the guys who are thinking about reloading, those who are new to reloading, and the rest of us as well. It's probably the single best thread I've ever read on the subject.

I hope member Novalty is doing well.
Thanks for helping keep the post current Robertj.

Last edited by novalty; 09-18-2018 at 05:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 09-18-2018, 08:48 AM
jim lock jim lock is offline
Member
So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading... So you're thinking about getting into reloading...  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 128
Likes: 12
Liked 97 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Great informational thread! A great way to save is to buy in quantity. Friends and I buy in quantity, 5000 primers, bayou bullets case price free shipping, deals on 8lb.of powder can be had. Great way to save.
Jim
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking About Reloading 357 Spartikus Reloading 9 08-02-2012 02:07 PM
Thinking of reloading 45 LC Questions Dueeast Reloading 21 07-03-2011 09:04 AM
Thinking about getting into reloading. novalty Reloading 26 12-19-2009 04:16 PM
Thinking about reloading again 84CJ Reloading 7 03-27-2009 05:48 AM
Thinking about getting into reloading SLT223 Reloading 9 03-20-2009 07:31 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)