What are reloading supplies? What is reloading on first place? Reloading is the process of making ammunition by assembling used cases with new ones. In other words, reloading is the process of making new bullets with basic components like cartridge, brass, bullet, primer and powder and assembling them. Now, the second question is, why do people reload ammunition when we get factory ammunition in the market? .450 bushmaster ammo
There are different reasons behind reloading bullets when one can buy factory ammunition. For some people it is a hobby while for others it is saving money and for the rest it is to get more accurate shots. By reloading ammunition one can make a ‘hard to find’ or ‘no longer existing’ ammunition. Reloading is not as easy as it sounds. One should have an in-depth knowledge on different types of pistols, rifles and primers available in the market. Well, if you are one among those who don’t know anything about reloading, then you have landed up the right page. After going through this article, you will come to know about the basics of reloading and the supplies essential for reloading ammunition.
Press: Reloading press is nothing but a tool which is used for reloading ammunition. Different types of reloading presses are available in the market, but in this article we will discuss about the three most commonly used presses:
• Single stage press • Turret press
• Fully progressive press
A single stage press contains only one die, so one stage of reloading process is completed one at a time and for the next step, die should be swapped out and re-adjust the second die for the next step. Turret press holds all the dies required for reloading, so there is no need for swapping and re-adjusting dies. Furthermore, Turret allows more rounds than single press, hence reloading can be done at a faster pace than single press. Fully progressive press is more advanced than Turret press and reloading can be done much easily and faster compared to the rest.
Dies: Dies are inserted in to the press and are essential for resizing the brass, removing used primer, flare the case mouth, adjust the bullets’ position and also to place a crimp round the bullet. Dies are very important for reloading ammunition, so be careful while selecting dies for your press.
Case Tumbler: Case tumblers are used to clean the brass before reloading them to remove dirt and grime, as they may damage or ‘gum up’ the dies.
Powder measure: Powder measures are used for measuring and dispensing the appropriate amount of powder into the case. These are stand-alone units or units attached to the reloading press and actuated by the case.