When You Think of Do-It-Yourself Projects, What Comes to Mind?
February 14, 2013
Tiling, gardening, and painting are common household projects, but have you ever thought of reloading?
Reloading your own ammunition has become very popular due to the rising cost of brass. Many hunters and shooters collect their own expended shells at the shooting range, take them home, and reload them with fresh gunpowder and bullets. The cost savings can be significant, up to 75% in some cases.
Initially, it will require an investment- you have to purchase a press, dies, bullets, primers, and powder, which can cost $200 or more. It also takes rapt attention, as adding too little powder means your bullet won’t go very far. Too much and you have an explosive situation on your hands.
The advantages to reloading are very real. Not only will you experience the aforementioned long term savings, but you can customize your loads. This flexibility means a round can carry less powder for target shooting at the range or more if you’re anticipating a recording-setting buck this fall.
Whatever your motivations, reloading is an unusual and rewarding DIY project. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources for reloading from your local gun store to your local library! So why not give it a shot?