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Grandson's first reloads

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ditchtiger, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    OK, got a small supply of resized 308 slugs. That trouble is on another post.
    Using a Dillon 550, I let Corvin place the empty and cycle the lever. I did the primer seating and bullet placement. He says it is fun but standing in one place is not so great. He's 9 and getting interested a little later than my kids but I was not going to push him into it. Did 150 or there abouts.
    Back to resizing more bullets again.
     
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  2. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Good for you. Show him a little at a time, watch for signs of boredom. If you can, take him to shoot that bullet that he made, that changes everything.
     
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    gundog10 Member

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    When my grand kids first started asking if they could help with reloading we set down and we loaded their first round. I took a sharpie and wrote their name on it. They still ask to see their first round. Good for you, it sure helps keep our tradition alive.
     
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  4. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    He's not a shooter and I'm not the type that would let him touch off a .308 just to make a funny you-tube video. Hard to get him off TV. Watches awful cartoons and such if we let him. Will shoot airsofts and my bug-a-salt in the back yard. Of course my daughter is a shooter and he has gone along just no interest yet. But he is not against firearms. I have a large supply of stripper clips for all calibers possible. When Corvin was young he enjoyed opening 54r packages that were paper wrapped and tied with a string before he had the ability to load the the clips, and load clips when older.