While many books cover the subject of reloading in a step by step manner, most only supply information regarding the basic use of reloading equipment. Some books stick to the basics, others jump into advanced topics.
In this fourth book of the Practical Guide series, we learn how to hand load ammunition which covers not only the use of equipment, but also the process of load development in a clear step by step manner.
Information is provided in such a way as to offer stop points for the absolute beginner who wishes to set about making ammunition without advancing into complex subject matter. For those interested in pursuing extreme accuracy, the Practical Guide To Reloading continues to delve further into reloading techniques to help readers achieve tack driving accuracy.
As with the other books in the Practical Guide series, you will not find the information within this book laid out in this format elsewhere. This book is suitable for people of all backgrounds and like the other books in this series, removes the headache from the rifle accuracy game and gives you, the reader, the tools to obtain accurate handloads. The tool list covers basic items for those on a limited budget through to advanced equipment. Please note- you do not need to own X brand of reloading equipment which you can't afford to utilize this book and to make accurate ammunition.
The Practical Guide To Reloading is essential reading for anyone interested in handloading. At 340 pages, the Practical Guide To Reloading is packed with useful information and photos to help readers through the reloading process. Nathan gives his entire body of experience to the reader in his usual caring, supportive and practical manner
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"You know what the difference is Nathan, you speak to folk in a manner that they understand. You can't get this kind of information elsewhere. I think this will always be the difference. You speak to your readers in layman's terms."
Nathan Foster lives and breathes what he teaches. He has a long established background in the gun industry, recognized for his extensive research and for educating and supporting hunters around the world.
Nathan has taken over 7500 head of game testing the performance of a wide range of cartridges and projectiles and is a worldwide expert in the field of terminal ballistics. His ongoing research has been carefully recorded, analysed and documented in his online cartridge knowledge base for the benefit of all hunters and shooters - as published on this website.
Rifle accurizing and long range shooting are among Nathan’s core specialities and passions. For many years, Nathan has provided both rifle accurizing services and a long range shooting school. Nathan is also the designer of the MatchGrade bedding products and has assisted many 1000's of hunters worldwide to improve their rifle accuracy, shooting technique and hunting success.
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Here is a small preview of what is in the book.
1. Basic tool list
A preliminary shopping list of the basic items you will need to make your own ammunition. Following this, each item is explored in detail- how each item works and what to look for when shopping.
2. Set up and usage of reloading equipment
This section covers the set up of reloading equipment, then the basic steps (and many overlooked steps) of making ammunition.
3. Load development
In this section, we explore the process of building and testing our loads including how to read pressure signs. This section of the book goes into great detail in order to help handloaders develop optimum loads to suit the individual rifle. This section is invaluable to those wishing to develop not just accurate loads, but also full potential velocities.
4. Problem solving
The problem solving section of this book covers many of the issues overlooked in other books. Sometimes things just don't go the way we want them to go- not everything is as pat as simply following the dotted line and hey presto- you have accurate ammunition. This kind of approach can leave people feeling very much in the dark. In this book, the problem solving process is dealt with in an accepting and realistic manner.
5. Advanced handloading procedures
The advanced procedures section written for those who wish to explore extreme accuracy to its full potential. This book does however again differ from other books in that extreme accuracy is regarded as "doing what needs to be done based on the individual rifle" as opposed to simply "doing what I say because this is the best way to go". To this end, advanced handloading techniques are discussed as a follow on of the problem solving section of this book. The goal is always to keep things as simple as possible.
6. Check lists
The final section of The Practical Guide To Reloading features quick reference check lists. These can be used during your day to day handloading practices. If any subject has been forgotten, the reader can simply refer to the body of the book and summary tables to refresh information.
After reading this book you will find yourself equipped with the information necessary to make ammunition tailored to suit your rifle. You will develop a firm grasp on the subject of reloading and when used in conjunction with the other books within this series, you will be able to achieve optimum results from your rifle in a DIY environment.
You will not be left thinking that you are out of your depth and that you cannot achieve the goals set within the book. You will be treated as a friend on the path of learning a wonderful hobby.
It doesn't have to be difficult! All you need is to have somebody explain the basics to you in a way that you understand without leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Once you have a grasp of the basics, you can then decide just how far you wish to pursue the subject of precision shooting. Once you have the basics, you may put the book aside - but it will always be there should you wish to delve further into the realms precision shooting.
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