My uncle Jerry claimed he was going to come down here and teach me to reload but that guy is so unreliable that I’ll be lucky if he visits in the next 5 months. I figure, why not get started now? I’m a handy guy and have always been good with fine manual work, so I figure, why not?
I recently built a workbench (at someone else’s house - kind of hard to build a workbench if you don’t already have one to begin with!) and I put it in my little “gun room” (actually a large closet that I converted into a work area) with the hope of being able to set up a small reloading press. Here’s a picture of the whole setup. I think it’d be a good investment and it would save me the trouble of having to buy new cartridges every time I run out of ammo.
So, I want some basic advice on how to start up. What tools and materials will I need? What kind of reloading press should I buy? The only cartridges I really care about reloading are .308 and .30-06, so I only need the equipment to be able to do those two. Just give me a basic idea of the different supplies I’m going to need, and any tips for a beginner you might have.