An article in the November-December 2011 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” makes a great case for reloading your own brass. Perhaps the greatest benefit is the money you’ll save now that ammunition has gotten so expensive.
If the thought of reloading seems intimidating or overwhelming, the author says if you can read a cookbook and follow a recipe, you can reload.
Here’s an excerpt of the article. Click the link below to read the whole thing.
Reload your own brass
By Dale Petry
Not long ago a friend called to say he had seen an unusual rifle at the local gun shop. Shortly after that call I found myself in possession of a very nice Marlin M375, which was Marlin’s 336 lever action chambered in .375 Winchester. Unfortunately, that shop didn’t have any .375 Winchester ammunition. A quick search of the shelves of three other shops revealed that .375 Winchester cartridges are scarce and more than a little expensive. When I finally did locate two dusty and neglected boxes of shells, I was dismayed to find them priced at nearly $44 per box.
Instead of forking over $88 for two boxes of shells, I simply checked a few catalogs, ordered some dies and a few components, and loaded my own ammunition. My total cost per box was $9.26 — a significant savings.
Read the whole article here:
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
With cold weather upon us, why not make reloading a winter time project?
If you’re already in the reloading habit, feel free to leave a comment below and share any wisdom you have with others.