My grandfather started me out when I was 6 years old. That was nearly 68 years ago. Been doing it ever since and have passed the skill on to many other sportsman through the years. Still do it with a single stage RCBS, one round at a time.Did you learn how to reload from a relative or friend? A workshop or class? Self-taught? Inquiring minds want to know. (Well, at least one does.)
Some of the best folks I ever met at the trap and skeet shoots. Hot coco in the winter keeps your trigger finger warm.Dang, I forgot I started out loading shotshells to shoot trap!! I was stationed in San Diego and went to a few public trap clubs as well as the Navy facilities on North Island. They had several trap plus skeet. I had never shot skeet until I went there.
Bought a MEC shotshell reloader with an adjustable charge bar. Followed the instructions. Used 1oz loads in AA and Rem blue hulls. Weekends at North Island were 8-10 boxes of shells, so it was quite a bit of savings for an enlisted man. Besides regular trap/skeet, we played a lot of games like Follow The Leader and Annie Oakley.
Thanx for spurring my memory!!!!
I doubt I would have ever expanded my interest in guns and shooting to the level I had if it had NOT been for reloading.
For me shooting and reloading are hand in hand. It 'personalizes' my shooting experiences.
I have #9 as I was a couple years ahead of you but it was what 'directed' a lot of my initial efforts - along with a couple library checkouts of some other manuals as well, such as the 'ABCs Of Reloading' - heck I wonder if these are even still in libraries - as well as any OTHER gun related books.Additionally, my first Speer Reloading Manual #10
Both are outstanding reloading Gurus to say the least!!! I too have picked their brains with questions over the years. In fact I bought some reloading parts from @Dyjital and did a trade with @ageingstudent this month. Great assets to the community here.