Basic Metallic Reloading Course
This 8+ hour course teaches you the basics of reloading centerfire metallic cartridges with little or no prior experience in reloading. Read more about this course, below.
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ABOUT THIS COURSE
Each student will be taught the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges. This is an 8 to 10 hour course, and is conducted at US Reloading Supply’s shop in Venice, FL. This is not an NRA Metalic Reloading course, but is based upon it and expanded with additional information and instruction. A maximum of 4 students are allowed per course.
LESSONS - In this course, you will be given an introduction to reloading and reloading safety. You will learn about:
- Centerfire cartridge components.
- Using the reloading manual and reloading data.
- Metallic cartridge reloading equipment.
- The metallic cartridge reloading press.
- Brass cleaning.
- Selection of bullets (projectile tips).
- Powder and primer selection.
- Reloading data books.
- Metallic cartridge reloading practical exercise.
MATERIALS - Each student will receive:
- Feedback on practical exercises conducted during the course
- Expert instruction as you make ammo on top the line equipment
- Basic Reloading Student Exam
- Basic Firearm Training Program brochure
* Equipment - Equipment used during this course:
- RCBS Rock Chucker
- Lee Turrent Press
- Hornady digital caliper
- RCBS Chargemaster Lite scales
- GemPro 500 precision scales
- Lyman universal case trimmer
- Frankford loading blocks
- Assorted reloading dies
EXTRA - Each student receives several hours of one on one hands-on training. When the course is completed, you will be able to set up a press as well as understand and set each type of reloading die on the press. Students will be working with a single stage and progressive press, but primarily on a single stage press. Under close supervision, students will reload a minimum of 5 cartridges, to demonstrate their compentence. SAFETY is stressed in each step.
COURSE DATES & TIMES - Contact us for a current list. You will need to pre-register.
* Have your own equipment? Contact us and we can probably use your equipment for training.
PREREQUISITES - The are no prerequisites for taking this course.
INSTRUCTOR - Talon Dietz and Jim Swindle, NRA Certified Basic Reloading Instructor with over 50 years of reloading experience.
THIS IS NOT AN NRA COURSE AND DOES NOT PROVIDE A COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE.
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks. All orders must be paid at least a week in advance to allow for scheduling and ordering materials.
NOTE: You may want to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. We have a refrigerator and microwave, but there are no vending machines.
WARNINGS and NOTICE
PERSONAL INJURY WARNING: Improperly reloaded ammunition can cause serious personal injury. Reloading should only be done by competent adults after proper instruction. Always wear safety glasses when reloading and consult current powder data guides. Since reloading operations are beyond our control, we disclaim all liability for any and all damages that may result and assume no liability or responsibility, expressed or implied.
LEAD WARNING: Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Work in adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure. DO NOT reuse any containers.
LEGAL NOTICE: We are not familiar with the laws of all 50 states, each county, parish, city, town and village. Ensure you are legally allowed to order, receive and possess the items you are ordering. We are not liable for your ordering and obtaining any item on this website that may be prohibited by your laws.
We reserve the right to change without notice, price, availability, specifications, correct typographic, photographic or descriptive errors and may refuse orders or cancel at our discretion.