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A new reloader in the family.......

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Brandon44647, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    Lastnight I was killing some time doing some reloading for my .243 win. As i'm sitting there my 13 yr old son came over and asked if I would show him how it's done. I showed and explained, step by step the process and told him of the importance of being sure of what your doing then let him have a go at it (supervised of course). I must say I was very impressed at the way he went about it, very meticoulous and his attention to detail was/is outstanding ! After loading 20 rnds by himself he wanted to keep going ! "Dad I could sit here for hours doing this!" and another reloader is born ! , lol.......... :thumbup:
     
  2. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    Nice!
     
  3. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    Good to hear the skill of re-loading will live on with the next generation!

    When you hear "I learned it by watching you!" You can be proud.

    Lefty.
     
  4. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    very neat !!
     
  5. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Now you just need to get him to sort brass, ream primer pockets, and trim brass ;)

    I think I was about 12-13 when I started reloading. I unfortunately didn't have anyone to teach me, just a book, a lee reloader press, a set of RCBS dies, and a scale.
     
  6. herdingcats

    herdingcats Des Moines, WA Member

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    Nice work getting another one on the reloaders' slippery slope!

    I started my oldest son on it when he was 9 (but only with my supervision). It's good stuff to keep it going in the family.
     
  7. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Better than playing video games, like a lot of 13 year olds would be doing. He is actually learning a skill, that produces a product. Great job!!!
     
  8. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Ya I think I was about 11 or 12 when I first sat down with my dad and he learned me how.. The funny think was I dont remember him reloading before we went shooting.. it was always me and I quote " If you want to go shooting, you need to load some rounds up!" and there it is..
     
  9. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    Yeah I'm very proud of him, he loves to shoot & is turning in to one heck of a fisherman also ! I take him fishing whenever I can, when it's time to leave it's always " Just one more cast dad , please ?! just one more !" an hour later we're still there ! I can't say no to him lol, He loves being outdoors. He's not much into video games at all. I told him someday all my reloading stuff & fishing gear will be his, he might as well learn how to use it. :thumbup: