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Basic Equipments for Reloading Your Own Ammunition


Shooting guns is a daring hobby for most people. Most gun hobbyists are all enticed of the adrenaline that shooting provides. But people get lots of fun when reloading their own firearm’s ammunition. Actually, hobbyists consider reloading as quite addicting. This has made the demand for reloading equipment quite significant these days. Loading your own ammunition is quite interesting and in most cases, less expensive than buying those ready-made ammunition. This is why a lot of gun owners and hobbyists prefer to load their own guns using the equipment they got for themselves. There are various firearm reloading tools and equipments that are required to properly do the task. Here is a list of the equipments that are used for loading one’s own ammunition.


Press is the most basic of all the reloading equipment a gun owner should have. This is where all the action is done. There are three kinds of presses, namely: single press, turret press and full progressive press. The single press can do only one bullet at a time, which means the Die has to be replaced every time. Unlike single press, turret as well as the progressive presses holds multiple dies which makes reloading faster and much convenient. But there are still many people who prioritize quality as well as detail and prefer single press over the turret and the progressive, since they are able to focus on one die at a time for maximum precision.

Case Lubricants

Lubricants are necessary when it comes to reloading. This makes sure that the brass will not be stuck in the press during the resizing process. However, not all brass needs to be lubricated such as the straight-walled cases.


Dies are basically what does the action step-by-step. Dies are responsible of the resizing of the brass, primer removal and other important steps. This equipment should be chosen according to the caliber of the ammunition being reloaded.

Case Tumbler and Trimmer

This equipment is used to fully clean up the brass. This equipment is crucial in cleaning the brass prior to the actual reloading process. If cleaning is not done properly, it may generally jeopardize the quality of the bullet. Furthermore, this reloading equipment is actually used to produce shiny and good-looking ammunition. The trimmer on the other hand is mainly used for rifles.

Powder Measure and Powder Scale

This is what gives the brass the right amount of charge. Every owner needs this equipment for accurate loading. Powder measures are either stand-alone units or units that can be installed in presses. The powder scale is used to make sure that the charge being dispensed by the measure is correct.


After the actual reloading process is done, you need to make sure that the produced results are of the correct size. This reloading equipment will help you measure the result bullets. One should make sure that the case trim length and the cartridge length concurs to the ammunition’s caliber.

Safety Equipment

Reloading might not seem to be a dangerous task compared to shooting. But still, it is better to be safe than sorry. Besides, when working with gunpowder.

• Latex / Safety Gloves

• Mask / Goggles

Shooting guns is extremely addictive and adrenaline-pumping. But when people run out of ammunition, it is either they buy new ones or reload their own ammunition. Most people prefer doing this on their own in order to save money as well as to get extra fun while at home. Now, you know the reloading equipment you need, start reloading your own ammunition today.

Source by Mahesh Babu V

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