Reloading your own ammunition is not a task where creativity comes into play. We are working with components that, when used correctly, can be used to create ammunition that is as good or better than factory offerings. As an added bonus we can frequently make this ammunition at significantly lower costs than comparable factory offerings. There is, however, an element of responsibility that cannot be ignored. We have to follow safety procedures. We have to follow the “recipe” for the load we are making. We have to use “best practices” at all times. Sound ominous? Continue reading “How much crimp?”
When you are reloading you should always use a quality lube on your cases. It reduces wear and tear on the dies, the press, and your arms. This is especially important with rifle cases which have a much greater surface area and are prone to get stuck in the die if not properly lubed. That being said sometimes they do get stuck and have to be removed from the die. Thankfully we have a video covering this very issue.
Just in case you are really stuck, or are using non-Dillon dies, you might also need the Redding Stuck Case Removal Kit. Just like our spare parts kits this is a tool you keep around just in case the need arises.