|Well I handloaded my first bullets last night. I can't wait to take 'em to the range, I'm hooked on reloading!|
Thanks for all of your tips and advise over the course of this thread. I know I'll still have many more questions but you've all helped me tremendousely to this point in my 'beginners reloading education'.
Well done Jeepster. Mate, if this has hooked you on reloading I dread to think what you will be like in a few years time.
As George and Bushy said mate.....ensure you label everything. I batch my cases and put a label in the lid of the ammo box identifying the load. I also number each 5 round row and if I have various loads in the box I identify the row and load:
Row #4 - 38 gn Varget, 80gn Remington PSP
Row #5 - 38.5gn Varget, 80gn Remington PSP........etc
It works for me and there is no doubt in my mind what loads I have there. Just have to remember to alter the label when things change.
I still hand weigh each and every load, except my 12g shotgun loads, even after 30 yrs of reloading. As you say, ensures uniformity. Something I found makes the hand weighing much easier is a Powder Trickler. I made my own using plastic lids off an Avon Roll on deodorant and a detergent bottle and a short piece of car radio antenna, but they aren't expensive to buy.
Now the good part comes....testing out your very own rounds. Great. Good luck mate.