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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does handloading save money?

This answer is tricky. It all comes down to where you get your components from and time of the year. The best time to handload is during elections when ammo prices skyrocket. You will save money in the long run, however. 

 

2. Where is the best place to find great deals on reloading products?

I recommend local shops. Not your big chain stores. The prices actually are a lot cheaper than Cabelas or Basspro. However, I recommend Brownells as a great online site because they always have stock and constantly run 1 cent hazmat fees. 

 

3. Is it safe to reload?

Yes, it is completely safe. If you follow basic instructions and don't do anything silly, like go over the maximum powder charges listed in reloading manual, you do not have anything to worry about. Handloading can be scary at first. If you have any doubt, give us a call or shoot us an email and we will be happy to help you out.

 

4. What's the best ammo to reload?

There's not really a straight answer for that because people handload for different reasons. I will say that most guys who compete all reload their own ammo because factory ammo does not meet the ballistic requirements needed to achieve maximum accuracy at farther ranges. It's all about percentages. 

 

5. What reload press should I buy?

Check out our article here: https://www.reloadingallday.com/post/what-reloading-press-should-i-buy

 

6. Can I make my own projectiles?

Yes, and it will save you money in the long run. However, this is a very long task that can save you tons of money, they do not tend to be very accurate. However, if you are within a few hundred yards you will be more than pleased. Don't expect to go out to a match and compete with cast lead projectiles. If you do decide to go this route, check out what you can do with wheel weights. Your local autobody shop will have some and most likely give you them for free. That means free projectiles!

 

7. What is so special about your blogs?

We walk you through everything you will need to know about the specific product at hand. How to use it, tips and tricks, pros and cons, and ultimately what we think is the best fit for every reloader. We give you unbiased reviews so that you can make informed decisions. Most importantly, the right decision. 

 

8. What's the best gun to handload for?

Any of yours, seriously. All except .22's and any other round that will cost you more to handload that round than to buy it. It all boils down to ammo prices during the year...and they are constantly getting more expensive every other year.  Time to handload. 

 

9. I've got all of my equipment now, but I need a manual. Do you have any suggestions?

Here's a great list of all of the reloading manuals in the industry broken down and compared: https://www.reloadingallday.com/post/a-comprehensive-guide-of-reloading-manuals-part-1-of-series

 

10. What are the best reloading dies I can get, but are affordable at the same time?

Here is also another great comparison 

reloading dies: https://www.reloadingallday.com/post/a-compehensive-guide-to-reloading-dies-part-2-of-series