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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by balderclev, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Fire_Moose

    Fire_Moose Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    I do agree about people boasting about stockpiles and such.

    I guess that most reloaders have gone thru at least one of these droughts. Odds are after the first one they learned to stockpile. I did, I started at the end of 2011. Figured by maybe 6 months in, I should just grab what I can. I'm still not hurting but I've shot a little less(which is way more then if I'd been buying ammo) and can only hold out without buying for maybe 4 more months. I do need LRP tho hah.

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006
    This is a very frustrating time to start reloading that's for sure. Many people are edge about availability of components. Throw that on top of trying to learn a new hobby and I have no doubt it is doubly frustrating.

    The internet is a double edged sword, but THR is a wonderful tool for those interested in learning reloading if they are willing to wade through a few briars to find the big batch of blackberries in the middle.

    We try to keep the briars trimmed to a minimum, but you know how weeds are.

    Like many here, all I had were articles in mags, and a reloading manual. We have a wealth of information here to be gleaned, with hundreds of years of experience, and many many posters who are so patient sharing their knowledge.

    If you run into the occasional weed, help us out by pulling it up (Report button) and continue on. We all collectively make THR what it is.

    The members are what make THR great.
  3. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Senior Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    West GA
    FWIW, I’ve seen some posts in the reloading section that do warrant a little harsh criticism to get the point across that someone is very likely to hurt themselves or someone else.

    RCModel is the Chuck Norris of reloading!
  4. bigdaa

    bigdaa member

    Apr 12, 2013
    Goleta, CA
    I'm new here, too.

    However, I am in year 33 of reloading.
    I've been smashed for certain things here, too!

    However, any knowledge that I pass on is tempered by the hard , universal caveats that I have read from manual to manual, brochure to brochure and not by personal whim of experimentation.

    I can see where the frustration comes in and especially where you are asking the so called "pros" for advice. It's like 35Whelen says.............we older bullet crankers didn't have anybody elses' anonymous advice. We learned with people one on one and through reading over and over manuals on the subject. I remember having questions on bullet depth from years way, way back. I remember looking at multi cannelure bullets like they were things from outer space. I remember running cases through a steel sizer that I had not lubed/wiped clean properly and scratching up the die thinking my whole world collapsed around me! I remember the day I decided that any primer hitting the ground was a tip for the clean up lady!

    Personally, there is no stupid question asked of me (and many others here to be sure) Starting off in this hobby has turned into a lifelong adventure for me as I'd never have been able to shoot as much as I have if I didn't start cranking out my own ammo. And this is or at least can be true for all of the "New Guys" on the block.

    The inquiring mind must always be ready to use common logic and cool thinking in the endeavor of reloading with all knew information. It's got to be taken in and digested and understood. The manuals are for just that. Don't be frugal where purchasing new, up-to-date manuals from different manufacturers. They are your Holy Grail, and they will give you the red light or green light where internet advice is concerned once you've digested their information.

    Stay patient and grow a thick skin as how "personal" can a snarky comment from a total stranger be?
  5. kerreckt

    kerreckt Active Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    SE Virginia
    Welcome to this forum. I have been reloading metallic cartridges since 1983. I am relatively new to this forum. I congratulate you for expressing yourself and for asking questions. I didn't have anyone or anywhere to ask when I started reloading and made some mistakes as is expected. Fortunately, none created serious problems. I probably wouldn't have asked, anyway, out of pride (stupidity). I am also here to learn from others and if I can help someone all the better. I hope that I never display some of the arrogance and malevolence that I have witnessed from others. When I read these things I always figure it says more about the person writing than the person asking. Best wishes and enjoy.
  6. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Mentor

    Mar 18, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    It's true that there is a lot of that going on. However this forum has over 11,500 active members. Some of them are bound to be jerks. That's just part of it.

    The vast majority however, are nice folks that will help you all they can.
  7. hang fire

    hang fire Participating Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    I know of which you speak, and it uriinates me every time such arises. Bears repeating, but when it comes to all aspects about firearms, there is no such as a stupid question.

    I have been reloading for 50 years +, and have had the pleasure of imparting information to many of those new to the hobby.
  8. hang fire

    hang fire Participating Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    LOL, that thought has come to me also.
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Wet Oregon
    I think there's about nothing but compassion here for our fellow men. We're not a genie in a bottle though.. information has always been/is there and assume responsibility. Don't be lazy.
  10. afponiky

    afponiky New Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    North Coast of Ohio
    Originally Posted by raddiver
    Id say the same applies to him as well.
    In fact didnt they both have a hand in creating the first handload?

    Now that just cracks me up!

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