As a shooter gets more involved in this sport, he or she eventually runs into 3 basic problems:
1. The cost of ammo is limiting how much they’d like to shoot.
2. Shot groups aren’t tight enough.
3. They can’t find a manufacturer that makes a specific weight or type bullet in their favorite caliber
The solution to all three of these problems is handloading, or as it’s more commonly know, reloading.
For those shooters who want to reload for accuracy making the decision is as simple as talking to any serious match competitor. Ammo off the shelves is made to produce acceptable accuracy for a variety of firearms, even match grade factory ammunition. Think of it as a suit off a rack, fits most people well, and a designer suit looks exceptionally well, but put that suit up against a tailor made suit made specifically for you, and there’s absolutely no comparison.
By having the options of different powders, bullet weight, seating depth and charge weight, a custom bullet built specifically for your firearm can be made, producing accuracy you can’t get “off the shelf”. And if you’re planning on competing, it’s a necessity. An average match grade .308 Winchester bullet can be made for around 45 cents. When compared to top match grade ammunition at a price of $1.50 , a shooter who shoots just 1 box of ammunition a week can expect to save around $1050 the first year. A handgun shooter who shoots just 2 boxes of .45acp a week can expect to save around $1350. That’s enough for this course and the best reloading equipment money can buy, TWICE.
For the hunter who takes the sport seriously, reloading offers a way to use their favorite bullet in a caliber not available in factory ammo, as well as make lighter or heavier loads depending on the game they’re pursuing. Or even shoot grandpas obsolete rifle again!
Our Reloading course exclusively utilizes the finest equipment from Hornady, the authority on manufacturing ammunition.
By nature gunpowder and primers can be dangerous if not understood. This course is designed around safety with the constant message that “safe ammo is also accurate ammo”.
Sign up for our next course or inquire about having it brought to your club or even your home to learn how to make the most accurate ammo you’ve ever fired, for a fraction of the cost of off the shelf ammo.
In this course we cover :
- RELOADING SAFETY
- What it takes to get started
- Component selection
- Equipment selection
- Case preparation
- The different dies and their uses
- The use of various presses
- Accurizing techniques
- Load development and testing
- Record keeping
- All students will get the hands on experience of setting up and loading actual rounds
- ***PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS ONLY COVERS PISTOL AND RIFLE AMMO, NOT SHOTGUN SHELLS
All equipment will be provided for demonstration purposes; However students are always encouraged to bring whatever reloading equipment they already own to class and will receive a brief overview on its use and function.
Join our mailer for announcements on when this course will be offered next, This course can be brought to your local range or gun club, or taught to a group with as few as 4 shooters, please inquire for pricing and availability.
Reloading Cost Analysis
These charts represent what a basic and a complete setup of equipment would cost in a high market. Basic equipment is all you need to get started and load ammo. The column for extra equipment is for items that aren’t necessary but do make the process faster and/or make your ammo more accurate.