Originally Posted by hjsmith00843
I will eventually get a larger and more efficient press. I want to make sure I enjoy reloading my own rounds. Feel comfortable doing so.
I see that if you have a load that is too hot it could be damaging to the firearm and become very dangerous. What will happen if the load is too small? Just not cycle correctly. I am going to start with 5 rounds with a light load then work my way up from there.
I am going to order a chronograph, tumbler, media.
I already have calipers and various measuring tools. I went today to Bass Pro and bought some 9mm bullets. 147 Grain XTD Hollow points.
I will keep very through records of my ammo reloads and results. Going to experiment and get a combo that works for me. Also economically. This is going to be a fun project. I have a spare room in the house.
What are the dangers of reloading in the home. I know explosive hazard. Can lead be a issue. I have young children in my home. (yes all of my weapons and round and reloading supplies will be stored in a locked gun safe)
That is the point, the hand press is porbably the most work, slowest & least enjoyable way of reloading. Why most everyone is trying to steer you to the ss prss. There isn't much cost diff, but a huge diff in ease of operation. I would spend the money on a better press before getting a chronograph.
Pirmers are the largest hazard, gun powder is safer than cleaning fuids or gasoline. I would NOT store primers or pwoder in an outdoor w/ no type of climate control.
Surem over loads are dangerous but so are underloaded roudns, A squib can occur & if not caughtm the reult will be just as bad as an over pressure load. Get at least two good manauls. Internet data is non substitute & there is a lot of good reloading info in the first half for noobs.