Welcome to my new RELOADING page

This is where you can find information on reloading classes, and equipment. I do not sell any reloading equipment nor components. You will not take ammo home unless you bring all componets, i.e. Bullets, powder, primers, cases.


We’ll start off with instructional classes

Criteria listed is for first time attendee’s, Additional classes in same experience level is a continuation from where we left off and refining your skills as a reloader addressing specific issues or areas of concern or questions that you have.


Cartridges that I can accommodate reloading class


Rifle calibers

.22 hornet on single stage

.220 Swift Progressive or single stage

.22-250 Progressive or single stage

.223 Rem Progressive or single stage

.270 Win Progressive or single stage

7x57 Mauser Progressive or single stage

.30-30 Win Progressive or single stage

.308 Win match grade single stage only

.30-06 Springfield Progressive or single stage

.300 win mag single stage only

.35 Rem single stage only


Pistol calibers

9mm NATO Progressive or single stage

.38/357 S&W Special or Magnum Progressive or single stage

.40/10mm AUTO Progressive or single stage

.44 S&W Magnum Single stage only

.45ACP  Progressive or single stage

.45 Colt Single stage only



Introduction to reloading $50

A basic introduction where you get to pick my brain for up to two hours. Operation of equipment is optional based on your needs. but be advised this is a very limited class. more of a “what am I in for” kind of thing.




Absolute beginner novice instruction $100/$75 first time/repeat cost

You get a full day of basic reloading instruction (Aprox 6 hours) that will include hands on reloading of pistol and rifle ammunition. You will be given a Lyman current edition reloading manual with the course along with my reloading data sheets on hard copy and CD in PDF form. Repeat visits do not get a copy of the manual or the data sheets


We will cover SAFETY!!!

Powder handling and storage

Component handling and storage.

Press set up

Die set up

Case prep

Component selection

Then on to the reloading process

Sizing and decapping

Priming

Powder dispensing

Bullet seating and crimping

Quality control, to include proper use of measuring tools


Introduction to progressive reloaders


All components will be supplied and retained at the shop No you do not get to take ammo home due to ammunition manufacturing laws.

If you desire to take ammo home you will need to bring all components Powder, Primers, Brass, and Bullets


Intermediate reloading instruction $75


Another three hour hands on class. Manual not included but one can be purchased separately

Safety refresher

Introduction to progressive reloading (Dillion RL550B)

Setting up for production reloading

Introduction to electronic powder scales

More specific to your type of reloading needs (we will taylor the class around your needs)


Intro to match grade or precision reloading

All components will be supplied and retained at the shop No you do not get to take ammo home due to ammunition manufacturing laws.

If you desire to take ammo home you will need to bring all components Powder, Primers Brass, and Bullets


Advanced reloading techniques To be determined


Safety refresher

Match grade reloading introduction. Not bench rest but match grade.

Component selection and sorting

Case trimming and measuring

Neck turning

Neck sizing

Electronic scale use and calibration procedures Classes of check weights, tolerances there of and what kind of real numbers you can expect from your electronic scale. (They are not all equal)

Precision powder dispensing

Levels of precision needed to attain given accuracy levels.

Myths of the accurate cartridge




Now on to some basic advice on reloading, the Why’s of  reloading.


So you are tired of try to find ammo for your rifle pistol or what ever. Tired of paying inflated prices for ammo?? Well read this and understand it well. YOU WILL NOT SAVE MONEY RELOADING!!! Yep thats right you will not save money reloading!!! once you factor in the cost of equipment, even the cheep stuff, super basic kits, you will still be paying at least what the cheep ammo costs per box or more. There are only two reasons to get into reloading,


To build the best ammo for your pistols and rifles


To build ammo for rifles and pistols you can not buy at all or easily


Thats it. there are no other root reasons to reload. Now that said I will make a clarification on the money aspect of reloading, In most cases you will not save money compared to the cheep ammo, But you can reload high quality high precision ammo for the cost of the cheep stuff. So the first time you buy match or premium ammo and suffer from sticker shock you’ll understand why people reload.


So that’s the why’s right there



Reloading

Info lessons and general venting on the subject

Classes coming soon

K.L.Stottlemyer & Co.

Toolmaker Extraordinaire

The difficult immediately the impossible will take a little longer