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Old 01-19-2019, 8:54 PM
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Default Any reloaders in the Brentwood area willing to give lessons

I am interested in getting a start in reloading. I would like to start with straight walled revolver calibers (38 357 44 45). I only have a tumbler, some brass and a die set for 45. I am wondering if there is anybody in the Brentwood area who can show me the basic operation of reloading and coach me on what componets to buy.

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Old 01-19-2019, 8:57 PM
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I'm assuming since you only have 45 dies(45acp?), you want to learn how to reload that caliber?

What kind of press do you have? If single stage, it's pretty easy to explain and YouTube has tons of videos if you search by the name of the press you have.

I have a bunch of dies in 38/357 and 44 if you're interested.
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Old 01-19-2019, 9:03 PM
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I'm assuming since you only have 45 dies(45acp?), you want to learn how to reload that caliber?

What kind of press do you have? If single stage, it's pretty easy to explain and YouTube has tons of videos if you search by the name of the press you have.

I have a bunch of dies in 38/357 and 44 if you're interested.
I have a set of used .45 Colt dies that came with a gun purchase. I am not home right now to check the brand of the dies, but I will do so.

I do not yet have a press, but I would prefer to learn on a single stage.

So is Youtube pretty much the most common route to get into reloading? If so is there anybody in particular I should follow?

I am a pure novice, with a gang load of equipment to buy and learning to do.

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Old 01-19-2019, 9:08 PM
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Ahhhh sorry I missed that part. I learned from using a buddies Dillon xl650. He gave me a 15min rundown and I started cranking away. He moved about a year ago so I bought my own Dillon xl650. It was a bit of a learning experience setting it up and figuring out all the pieces but after a few hours, I was spitting out rounds.

If you're even remotely mechancially inclined(I'm not), I'd buy a Dillon 550 for pistol and just learn off that. I used YouTube to learn the setup on my 650 and it runs like a champ.

If you're only going to shoot 50-100rounds a month, a single stage will be just fine. I like to crank out a thousand at a time.
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Too bad I’m not still up north, as I would have been glad to when I was in Oakley. Hope you can find a good mentor!
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Old 01-19-2019, 9:20 PM
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Thanks guys, the support is really appreciated. I know at some point a good chronograph is needed. I bought a Caldwell unit in 2017 and I have ran factory stuff through it just for fun. The last time I had it out, a couple of weeks ago, it did not send the info to my phone (cable runs from unit to phone) so I recorded the info manually. I would really like a chrono that somehow links to my phone though so I can store data via that manner.

Any suggestions? Here is the unit I bought:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Dont waste your time with a single stage. Jump right into a turret. And yes YouTube is all you need aside from a reloading manual to read up while you're on the shi##er. Theres Johnny's reloading bench and Fortune cookie that I do recommend watching.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:59 AM
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I just thought I would bump this up for the weekend to see if there are any other ideas out there and to see what you all think about my choice of a chronograph.

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I am in the Modesto area if you want to drive over. I can help you. I just helped another fellow yesterday get all set up. I have been reloading since the 1960's and load for about 30+ cartridges. I have 3 single stage presses and a Dillon 650. Forget the turret press and batch process your brass. Pm me if you are interested
That chrono will work fine----until you hit it with a bullet. My question is why did you buy a chrono before you started reloading or even got the equipment and especially if you plan to just load pistols?
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Another vote for a turret press. You learn/master the steps and gain some advantage in volume over a single stage. Don't have a Chrono...
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I just thought I would bump this up for the weekend to see if there are any other ideas out there and to see what you all think about my choice of a chronograph.

Thanks
Labradar- that is the schnit! Iím going to pick one up sometime this year. Iíve seen it in action twice now, and it is amazing.

That being said, the chrono should be the last piece youíre worried about IMHO. Chrono stats matter little if the rounds donít group. Iíd worry more about figuring out your loads and components (especially powder choices) and working up and testing a ladder to see what your gun likes.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:22 AM
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Thanks guys. Got the chrono for a project at work.
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I am in the Modesto area if you want to drive over. I can help you. I just helped another fellow yesterday get all set up. I have been reloading since the 1960's and load for about 30+ cartridges. I have 3 single stage presses and a Dillon 650. Forget the turret press and batch process your brass. Pm me if you are interested
That chrono will work fine----until you hit it with a bullet. My question is why did you buy a chrono before you started reloading or even got the equipment and especially if you plan to just load pistols?
Gonna guess the SoCal Brentwood.
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Youtube is great, but start with a couple reloading manuals. Speer, Lyman, Hornady etc. Read the intro and the "How to Reload" sections.

Another good reference is Ken Waters "Pet Loads". It is a bit dated now, but the loading techniques are good reference.

A single stage press works fine. I have loaded thousands of rounds with my trusty Rock Chucker over the last 35 years. 9mm, 38sp, 357mag,44sp, 44mag,45acp, 308win,30-06, 30-30, 300savage,30-06 Ackly Imp.

I would like to set up a Dillon RL550 for 357 and 45acp. But I still would keep the Rock Chucker for rifle rounds and small piece work.

I have seen some deals on RCBS dies, presses, measures etc on Sacramento Craigslist recently...

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I do not yet have a press, but I would prefer to learn on a single stage.

So is Youtube pretty much the most common route to get into reloading? If so is there anybody in particular I should follow?

I am a pure novice, with a gang load of equipment to buy and learning to do.
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Old 01-20-2019, 3:00 PM
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Gonna guess the SoCal Brentwood.
Calif. Delta Brentwood.
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I'm just about 10 miles north of Brentwood in Van Nuys if you want to come over.
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Calif. Delta Brentwood.
Diablo Rod and Gun Club just kicked off it's reloading program on Wednesday January 16th. I don't know when or if they are planning another get together but it's most certainly worth looking into for you.

I assume you could email these guys for further info, either
membership@diablorodandgun.com
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P.S. - I started on a Dillon 550 and I feel it's great for beginners as well as people who shoot a little more volume. Been great for loading all the calibers you mention.
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I'm just about 10 miles north of Brentwood in Van Nuys if you want to come over.
The OP is is the Northern California Brentwood near Oakley and cattle
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Yeah, I'm way up here guys, in the Delta region. Quite far from the bright lights and movie stars. It's where bass fishing rules.

http://centroculturalaustriaco.com/m...od-california/
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Diablo Rod and Gun Club just kicked off it's reloading program on Wednesday January 16th. I don't know when or if they are planning another get together but it's most certainly worth looking into for you.

I assume you could email these guys for further info, either
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president@diablorodandgun.com

Good luck!
Diablo is a good club, and right in the neighborhood. Definitely a good suggestion there.
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The OP is is the Northern California Brentwood near Oakley and cattle
Silly rabbit, Oakley is in Orange County...

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/contact
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I'm in Oakley. Kind of the same boat as you. Just finished my first 100 rounds.
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Iím in Tracy a have been reloading for couple years. I wouldnít mind showing you my set up. Thatís how I learned.


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I'm just about 10 miles north of Brentwood in Van Nuys if you want to come over.
That's the other Brentwood. Land of low speed car chases IIRC.
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I'm in Brentwood too, I have time to show you on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
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I started on a rcbs single stage and still use it. I only do a 100 rounds of my favorite 45colt, 357, 30 herrett at a time so ive never progressed past a single stage. I think they are a good platform to learn on. I also watch a ton of youtube videos but a good reloading manual cant be beat
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I have an old Pacific C press you can have in Byron.
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