Would you attend or assist in teaching a seminar on reloading

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by P7id10T, Feb 14, 2017.

Tags:

Would you teach or take a local seminar on reloading?

  1. I can help teach

    26.2%
  2. I would love to learn about reloading

    65.6%
  3. I would donate to NWFA for the opportunity

    31.1%
  4. I could bring components or tools to help people learn

    21.3%
  5. I can bring components to learn on

    24.6%
  6. I think the seminars like Reloading 101, taught at Sportsman's Warehouse, are good enough

    1.6%
  7. I'll bring the beer!

    18.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect
    Woodburn, Oregon
    Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    488
    I can bring pistol calibers, specifically 9mm and 45 ACP. I'd bring the dies/bullets/powder for my 500 Mag but that gets expensive really quick.
     
    P7id10T likes this.
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital
    Albany, Ore
    Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,824
    Likes Received:
    8,390
    It's fun taking somebody and giving them the basics and a good theoretical knowledge background on reloading.

    I've been helped and I've helped quite a few. Some have my phone number if questions arise but after a couple talks and hands on discussions they end up off flying on their own.

    Couldn't do a NWFA sponsored event... liability purposes.

    One on one as a tutor is the way to go.

    (my door is open to reputable members on here if anyone is in this location wanting assistance....)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
    Caveman Jim, B5Ben, P7id10T and 2 others like this.
  3. P7id10T

    P7id10T
    West Slope
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    1,741
    Likes Received:
    2,534
    Fair enough. Believe me, I completely understand.
    My entire point to doing this is because there are many members here who are deeply knowledgeable in reloading. If possible, I want to help facilitate the transfer of that knowledge. I consider myself a blessed man that so many have shared their deep knowledge at times.
    Too many people and companies do not place a value on that, IMO. I think most of us have seen reloading forum posts where we think, "dude, and you still have both eyes and all your fingers?" To me, the overall benefit outweighs the risk.

    The plan so far is this:
    1. Develop the Syllabus, and post it on Google Docs.
    2. Once we've settled on the material covered, schedule place / time for the get-togethers.
    3. Follow-up with more as the need arises.
    Some have shared their emails with me so I can invite the to the Syllabus development through Google Docs. If you want to be included, please send me your email address. I would prefer more eyes / input than not.

    Looking at an April - May date for the first get-together.
     
    SKrueger, nammac and Dyjital like this.
  4. CIPuyleart

    CIPuyleart
    La Center, WA
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    18
    Has anyone thought about contacting Clark Rifles to see about possibly doing something in their facilities? Seems like something that would align well with the club. I know it's not exactly the most convenient location, but they've got a good size meeting room up there. Might be worth a shot.

    I personally would love some hands on learning. I bought pretty much everything I need two years ago, and then haven't done squat with it. Hoping to start developing a pet hunting load for my 7mm Mag, and get into playing with some stuff for my 300BLK and my pistols eventually as well.
     
    SKrueger likes this.
  5. 41mag

    41mag
    sunny Orygun
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    307
    There are regular classes at ARPC offered at very low cost.
    They use single stage press for introduction, and offer (or DID) a low cost package including the basic home set up as well.

    Given I started on a progressive (sorry to use a political term) press nearly 40 years ago and have never used a single stage, I can't offer any technical insights on the single-stage world.

    However, I have loaded everything from 223 to 45-70 and 32 acp to 45LC on a Dillon, I'd be willing to offer a bit of 'seminar insights' to the hobby.

    All my stuff is bolted down & not available for transport.
    While I would be willing to show how Dillon 550 or 650 works, I would not care to mentor a participant hands-on live-reloads class.

    The basics are well discussed in any number of reloading manuals.
    re: "Some brass haul shotgun reloading would be neat to see as well!"
    I was self-taught with a few regular shotgun shell toadies telling me what to do, using the old MEC 600 loader. Pay attention to direction, read the book, it's hard to screw up much if you remain in low-gear. Learning what the shot shell components do, after a few dozen rounds the process is pretty well established.

    It was easy, and served the needs of my Cowboy Action black powder phase really well.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
    Dyjital likes this.
  6. trferguson88

    trferguson88
    Puyallup, WA
    New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like a great idea, I am on the verge of getting started and need a nudge .... Tacoma Olympia Area would be ideal
     
  7. best defense

    best defense
    Beaverton, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    100
    I have helped out in that kind of thing, but I tend to shy away from it because I am concerned that if someone misunderstands what I say and makes a mistake that I might be held liable.
     
    nammac likes this.
  8. Gootz

    Gootz
    Portland, OR
    Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    7
    I'd definitely be interested in attending. I've been looking for a reason to get into it, so here it is! :)

    I'm near PDX airport and willing to travel up to 30 miles.
     
  9. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister
    Eugene/Springfield
    Active Member

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    159
    Hate to be a killjoy, but it sounds like this could potentially be a huge liability to those teaching, especially if they invite those who checked "I'll bring the beer". I recommend a very good insurance policy...
     
  10. mike633

    mike633
    Oregon City
    Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    54
    I have a bunch of reloading equipment that belonged to my son. Most of it is in plastic tubs and the tools are painted green(see how much I know...) I imagine there are .223, 5.65, 45 acp dies etc. I would be interested in reloading these calibers plus 7mm mag. 40S&W, maybe 9mm, 357 mag. I have no clue about reloading and the economics.
     
  11. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect
    Woodburn, Oregon
    Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    488
    It seems you have a large part of the most expensive part of reloading already. What it sounds like you need is somebody who can help you do an inventory and find out what you have and what you still need.
     
    nammac likes this.
  12. P7id10T

    P7id10T
    West Slope
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    1,741
    Likes Received:
    2,534
    Wanted to update:
    Thanks everyone for your patience. I apologize that I have been so slow in developing material. Still working on it, hope to be done this month.
     
    Goosebrown likes this.

Share This Page