About the Course
What Will I learn from this Course?
For the beginner's course, we walk through multiple approaches to perform various tasks so that you can choose the right set of procedures that best fits your needs. Below, you will find a list covering the topics we teach for this online reloading course.
Why you should handload
Choosing projectiles, powder, cases, primers for your specific shooting application with in-depth explanations of each subject
How propellants actually work and the issues with burn rate charts
How to choose the optimal bullet for your twist rate and firearm
What reloading gear you should consider based on your individual needs
Complete set up of reloading tools step-by-step with video instruction
Cleaning and drying brass
Annealing instruction from a metallurgist
Resizing brass cases
Certificate of completion
3 hrs +
Syllabus of this course
Reasons to reload
Welcome to the Reloading All Day Beginners Course! In this first episode, we will be covering why you should reload, why factory ammo advertised velocity can be misleading, and the importance of reloading manuals.
2 min 49 sec
Choosing projectiles can be an intimidating and confusing task. In this video, we break down projectiles by the materials, tips, and bases. We also cover how to determine the best performing projectile for your rifle, by walking you through twist rates of your rifle.
15 min 41 sec
Choosing Smokeless Propellant
Choosing propellants for your first handloads can be really confusing. What even are propellants? We break down what a propellant is, burn rate charts, the most important aspects of propellants, to ultimately give you the tools to make the most informed decision when choosing the right propellant for you.
8 min 1 sec
Choosing Cases and Primers
Choosing cases and primers seems like pretty easy task. However, what makes one brand better than the other? What are the differences between primers? We discuss these topics and many more in this video
13 min 30 sec
Choosing Reloading Gear
Choosing the right reloading gear is so important. By watching this video and looking at our guide, you will be able to determine what type of shooter you are, your application, and the gear you need.
2 min 44 sec
Depriming your case is the next step in the reloading process. If you case has been previously fired, it has a primer in it that needs to be removed.
2 min 57 sec
Cleaning cases is a very simple task. However, there is some different ways you can approach this. It is important to understand the different ways you can clean and ultimately what to watch out for
7 min 30 sec
Annealing cases is of vital importance if you want to increase case life longevity. By annealing, not only will you increase case life but "set" the case back to its original factory "setting". Watch this video to learn more.
54 min 19 sec
Resizing lube is vital in order to resize your case. Here, we explore the different methodologies and tools to apply lubricant to your brass to allow your brass to be resized properly and not result in a stuck case in your resizing die.
1 min 48 sec
Resizing brass can be done in many different ways. In this video, we break down multiple different resizing dies, how to resize, how to determine bushing sizes, formulas, and a ton more.
16 min 30 sec
After your case has been resized, the next step is trimming. What happens if you have brass that all vary in length? What should you do if your manual tells you one trim length, but another reloading manual shows a different measurement? We break everything down that you need to know.
5 min 8 sec
Now that a flat edge has been created on our case mouths, we have to remove them by chamfering and deburring our case mouths properly to allow us to seat projectiles consistently. Here, we cover how to properly chamfer and deburr, the different angle chamfering tools, how to prevent cutting bullet jackets, and more.
2 min 19 sec
The next step in the reloading process is priming your cases. We walk through the different tools you can use, issues you may run into, and primer pocket uniforming.
6 min 6 sec
In this video, we dive deep into various ways to "throw" your powder charges, how to pick your powder charge, and how to set up your cases for initial load development
11 min 16 sec
Finding Lands and Pressure
Finding the lands is a very important task to understand. By doing so, not only will it allow you to determine your seating depth restrictions but allow you to understand barrel anatomy.
11 min 52 sec
Were almost there! Bullet seating is the next topic upon which you will begin to install your seating die, use your determined COAL or CBTO, and seat your bullets
4 min 58 sec
Arguably the most important video in this course, pressure signs is something that every reloader should be monitoring at all times. In this video, you will learn all about pressure signs, how to monitor them, and what some false signs of pressure are.
6 min 21 sec
Load workup is the last step in the reloading process. Here, we break down how to set up a ladder test in order to determine your node. From there, we will explore ways to analytically look at the data you have gathered from your chronograph to make informed decisions.
15 min 59 sec
Founder of R.A.D
Blake has been writing reloading articles for four years and helping out within the community to further enhance reloading education. In his free time, he works within the community alongside new hand-loaders by helping them with the many variables that come with this wonderful hobby. His passion is solely based on helping others so that they may pass on that information to future generations, keeping the art of hand-loading alive.