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Minimum temperature for reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gcfos, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. gcfos

    gcfos Member

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    I have been getting a bit antsy to do some reloading. Unfortunately, my reloading setup is in the garage and the temperature hasn't been above 50 degrees. Is there a temperature that you should use as a minimum to begin setting up to reload?
     
  2. remmag

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    i am sure others with more experience will chime in ,but it has been in the 30s here and i have been reloading , went and shot several today and they did fine
    i have been keeping my powder in the cabinet in the house until ready

    good luck
     
  3. Oyeboten

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    I do not believe that indoor ambient temperatures would make any difference to re-loading itself, even if they may make a difference far as the comfort of the person doing the re-loading...where, if too uncomfortable, the person could be distracted, and make errors.
     
  4. SharpsDressedMan

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    It should be warm enough that your extremeties don't freeze.:D
     
  5. Redneck with a 40

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    My basement stay's right around 60 degree's, which is fine for loadin'.:)
     
  6. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    My basement has be danm cold this winter so I, been down there with a hat, coat, and, space heater going. Most of what I've been doing is case prep. 50 deg. would be down right toasty.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    I have shot Benchrest matches in temps under 50, while reloading all weekend long. Sucks a little shootin' in the cold though.
     
  8. rambokid

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    If you are not using electronics then it is probably not going to be a problem...I know my electronic caliper and RCBS combo get pissy if it gets below 60.
     
  9. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    As a side note, this afternoon the water line going to the upstairs blow off where the conection was. A friend came over and fixed it. Luckily the conection is on the other side of the basement from the shop, my wife went down and fired up the dehumidifier, and a fan.
     
  10. mokin

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    I've loaded hundreds of rounds in my 30 degree garage with no ill effects. I know I've been at long enough out there when I stop noticing the cold....

    Come on summer!
     
  11. shootinxd

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    Colder than a witches you know what.The temp in the garage has been in the 20-30s,but heater gets it warmed up enough to reload after dinner.The last shoot was 20 degrees at start but got to a balmy 38.
     
  12. gcfos

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    My primary concern was taking powder from a 70 degree house to a 40 to 45 degree garage. I didn't know if condensation could be a problem.
     
  13. NorCalRanches

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    Leave the powder in the reloading area where it is 40 for a while and you won't have a condensation problem.

    I expect my ammo to function fine whether it is -10 or 100. I'd suppose then the components would be alright to be assembled in those same conditions. \

    I wouldn't think 40 would be an issue for anything other than some fussy electronic devices. 40 isn't really that cold at all, and hell, I live in CA... ;)
     
  14. budiceman

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    The main problem I see is condensation on the equipment when things warm up!
     
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