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Reloading Class

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Fromps, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get some classroom instruction on reloading. I have all the reloading equipment and I have a novice level understanding of reloading, but I would prefer to actually learn from an experienced reloader on how-to reload rifle rounds. I do have experience with reloading thousands of .45 ACP and .40 rounds, but rifle rounds are a slightly different beast. I would like to get to the point of learning some advanced reloading techniques once I get my basics down. Below are the presses I own. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Dillon 650
    2. Lymon Single Stage Orange Crusher

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Iz
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Near Tacoma Active Member

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    You might check with the NRA, I know they are having a 2 day class up here in April 6/13. Near Tacoma.
     
  3. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Contact Sagewa. He has taught literally hundreds of people to reload.
    He live in the Renton area
     
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    cmica puy Active Member

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    +1
     
  6. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thank you guys! Douglas Ridge appears to be a lot closer to Vancouver, WA, so I will look into them. Thank you all for your assistance......
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Sportsman Warehouse has reloading classes at some of their stores. I was in Medford last week and that store offered basic and advance classes.
     
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  8. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    @Otter - Thank you, I will look into Sportsman Warehouse.
     
  9. hondakilla98

    hondakilla98 beaverton, or Active Member

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    Try contacting John Huey on here as JohnH. I took a reloading class from him with my dad a few years ago and he was very informative. He had a single stage setup, and a big progressive one. He also sold brass and reloading supplies.
     
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  10. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    I left a message on his business number late last week, but I haven't heard back. I will try him again this week. Thank you though. I also had someone contact me from the Vancouver area that stated he might be willing to assist me also, so I really appreciate all the leads and info you all have provided!

    Iz
     
  11. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Redding has a really good DVD on reloading. I think David Tubb is the instrutor. They have a basic and an advanced version. If I knew where my copies were I would mail them to you. Pretty sure they are still loaned out to someone though...haven't seen them in a few years.
     
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    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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    Youtube has a lot of very solid tutorials on rifle reloading techniques.
     
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    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    YouTube is great and I've utilized that source for a lot, but there's something to be said about in person training from an experienced reloader. I've reloaded plenty of handgun rounds that I learned from videos, but for rifle I would prefer hands on and in-person instruction.
    If videos are the only option than I would make it work, but I have to believe there are people out there that are experienced and enjoy instructing.

    Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Iz
     
  14. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Loading manuals have instructions on how to reload from start to finish. that is how I learned.
     
  15. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    Cookie,
    Thank you for the response. I've taught myself to reload also, but learning from an experienced reloader has it's own merits also.
     
  16. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The sportsmans in Hillsboro plans to do lessons soon. Just don't ask me how I know.
     
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    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    I will give them a call. Thanks!
     
  18. JohnH

    JohnH Milwaukie Active Member

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    Man, I really need to get some class dates figured out now that weather is starting to get nice again......
     
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  19. Fromps

    Fromps Vancouver, WA Member

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    Sign me up if you're teaching rifle rounds. I'm very serious about getting in a class.

    Iz
     
  20. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested in rifle as well. I just got my dies for .223/.308 for my Dillon 550b. I taught myself pistol but would love learning from someone who knows what they are doing.

    When you get some dates figured out, let us know. Thanks!