Making Reloads On A Press

Reloading Ammunition
 By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

WHAT IS RELOADING?  Reloading is the process of making your own ammunition by assembling previously fired (or new) cases with new bullets, primers and powder.

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Place case into shell holder.How To Reload Ammunition
This is a beginners guide to reloading. If you are thinking about reloading your own ammunition, or are new to reloading, we will show and tell you all about it.

How To Reload AmmunitionDeciding To Reload Ammunition
Why Reload? For most people the answer is to save money, but how much money are you really saving and how much work are you willing to do to save it.

Cost Of Reloading AmmoCost Of Reloading Ammo
Is it cheaper to reload and shoot your own ammo? How much does it save? Is the cost or reloading ammo worth the effort and expense of the equipment and supplies?

What Reloading Equipment Do I Need?What Reloading Equipment Do I Need?
Basic reloading equipment. See also Reloading Equipment Pictures.

Ammunition ComponentsReloading Components
Primer, case, smokeless powder and bullet.

Making Reloads With A Lee Classic Turret PressMaking Reloads With A Lee Classic Turret Press
Pictorial operation of the Lee Classic Turret Press for reloading 9mm Luger cases.

Brass For ReloadingBrass For Reloading
Brass refers to the brass case that holds the primer, powder and bullet that make up a round of ammunition.



RCBS Rangemaster 750 Scale ReviewRCBS Rangemaster 750 Scale Review
The RCBS Rangemaster 750 Scale is a digital powder measure scale that is reliable, accurate and easy to read.


Bullet Puller ReviewBullet Puller Review
Review of the Franklin Impact Bullet Pullers (Inertia/Collet). See also.. Pulling The Bullet From A 22LR Round Of Ammunition.



Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler ReviewFrankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler Review
See also Frankford Arsenal Case Tumber Manual. See also Brass Tumbler Polish.



General Digital Fractional Caliper ReviewGeneral Digital Fractional Caliper Review
I purchased my General Digital Fractional Caliper #147 to measure bullets, casings and cartridges for reloading ammunition. Exact measurements and accuracy is essential for safe reloading.



Selecting a Reloading PressSelecting a Reloading Press
Selecting the correct press to reload your used ammunition cases can be a confusing task. There are many factors to consider.



Lee Classic Turret Press ReviewLee Classic Turret Press Review
A review of the Lee Classic Turret Press used for reloading ammunition.



Lee Classic Turret Press: Turret Won't RotateLee Classic Turret Press - Turret Won't Rotate
When the turret will not rotate on your Lee Classic Turret Press the first thing to try is to tighten the Auto Index Clamp Screw (see pictures). The screw is located on the side of the auto index clamp..



Lee Safety Primer Feeder Model 90997 ReviewLee Safety Primer Feeder Model 90997 Review
After three years and over 15,000 reloads made with the Lee Safety Primer Feeder, my feeder started to jam.

Lee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure #90429 ReviewLee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure #90429 Review
Dispenses the correct amount of smokeless powder into the brass case.



Lee Micrometer Adjustable Charge BarLee Micrometer Adjustable Charge Bar
I reload with the Lee Classic 4 Hole Turret Press and the Lee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure for measuring the powder. I tested and evaluated the Lee Micrometer Adjustable Charge Bar and found..



What is a Reloading Kit?What is a Reloading Kit?
A kit contains everything you need (except components such as powder, bullets, primers and specific dies) to reload spent ammunition casings.



Reloading Equipment For BeginnersReloading Equipment For Beginners
Equipment and accessories that I you will need to reload 9mm Luger ammunition.



Lee Classic Turret Press Auto Disk Riser Md: 90041Lee Auto-Disk Riser #90041; Installation Tips
Pictures and instructions showing how to install the Lee Auto-Disk Riser #90041.



Safe Rooms for Reloading AmmunitionSafe Rooms for Reloading Ammunition
Everybody knows that reloading ammunition can be dangerous. You can minimize these dangers by having a dedicated safe room for reloading.



Shell Holder; 9mm LugerShell Holder; 9mm Luger
An extra shell holder isn't really needed for reloading ammunition with a turret press. The one that came you’re your set of dies is probably sufficient and will never wear out or break.



Storage & Handling of Smokeless Powder for Reloading AmmunitionStorage & Handling of Smokeless Powder for Reloading Ammunition
If you reload ammunition you probably have a small quantity of bulk smokeless powder (gun powder) in your home. It is essential that know and use safe handling and storage procedures.



Quality Control & Inspection Procedures For Reloading AmmunitionQuality Control & Inspection Procedures For Reloading Ammunition
Ammunition reloading can be dangerous. The following is a Quality Control Procedure for Reloading 9MM Luger handgun ammunition.



Safe Reloading: Quality Control for 9MM Luger Ammunition ReloadingSafe Reloading: Quality Control for 9MM Luger Ammunition Reloading
Quality Control for reloading ammunition is essential for safe shooting. Reloading your own ammunition is a process that involves many manufacturing steps which are subject to mechanical and human error.



Dangers of Reloading AmmunitionDangers of Reloading Ammunition
What is so dangerous about it? If you are considering reloading your ammunition to save money, consider the dangers involved.



Dangerous Powder Measure Double Charge: 9mm LugerDangerous Powder Measure Double Charge: 9mm Luger
Double charging you powder measure is one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make when reloading your ammunition.



How Does A Primer Work?How Does A Primer Work?
What is an ammunition primer and how does it work? Bullet primers, ammunition primers, pistol primers and rifle primers. Their just different names for the same thing. Here is a brief explanation of what a primer is and how a primer works.



Wolf Primers ReviewWolf Primers Review
There has been a lot of talk about whether Wolf Primers from Russia are any good and whether you should by them. Here is a review of Wolf Small Pistol Primers.


Winchester Primers ReviewWinchester Primers Review
Here is a review of Winchester Small Pistol Primers.


Small Pistol Primer Testing & ReviewSmall Pistol Primer Testing & Review
I crushed some Winchester Small Pistol Primers in a vise to see if they would fire (detonate) because I reload ammunition and want to have a better understanding of primers and how they work.



9mm Luger Primer Failure (Misfire/Dud)9mm Luger Primer Failure (Misfire/Dud)
Pictorial analysis of a reloaded 9mm Luger round of ammunition that misfired at the shooting range. The misfired 9mm Luger round was photographed, weighed, disassembled and examined.



The Dog Ate My Primer (A Winchester Small Pistol Primer)Dog Ate My Primer (A Winchester Small Pistol Primer)
The other day I found my dog chewing on something in my reloading room. I made him spit it out. I was a little horrified when it turned out to be an unfired Winchester Small Pistol Primer.



Bad Primer (Small Pistol Primer)Bad Primer (Small Pistol Primer)
This is not really a bad primer, just a bad primer installation into a 9mm Luger casing. Reloading mistakes do happen.



Plated or Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Bullets for Reloading?Plated or Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Bullets for Reloading?
If you are about to reload your own 9mm Luger ammunition you need to buy bullets for the reloading process.



Crimping 9MM Luger Cases for ReloadingCrimping 9MM Luger Cases for Reloading
Looking for a definitive answer as to how much "crimp" you should use when crimping 9mm Luger or 9mm Parabellum ammunition?



How To Safely Remove A Live Primer From A Brass CasingHow To Safely Remove A Live Primer From A Brass Casing
There are two suggested methods for safely removing a live primer from a case. The first it to use your press and simply "de-prime" the case.



Shooting Unknown AmmunitionShooting Unknown Ammunition
A few weeks back at the end of his shooting session a friend of mine picked up a live 9mm Luger round that he found on the range floor and gave it to me.



Removing a 9mm Bullet Using Pliers and a ViseRemoving a 9mm Bullet Using Pliers and a Vise
DON'T DO IT! I have this 9mm Luger round of ammunition that was found on the shooting range floor that I would like to disassemble in order to inspect it's component parts.



Headspace for 9mm Luger or 9mm ParabellumHeadspace for 9mm Luger or 9mm Parabellum
People talk about headspace when they reload ammunition for firearms. Headspace is a distance measured from chamber cartridge stop..



Review: Lee 3 Hole, 4 Hole Turret Press Primer Arm #TP2122Lee 3 Hole, 4 Hole Turret Press Primer Arm #TP2122
I purchased this Lee Turret Press Primer Arm after I dropped and chipped the primer arm that came with my new Lee Classic Turret Press.



LPS Primer Arm # BP 2889A InstallationLPS Primer Arm # BP 2889A Installation
How do you install a primer arm into the ram of a Lee Classic Turret press?
The instruction manual for the Lee Classic Turret Press is not user friendly.



Ring On S&B 60 9x19 9mm Luger CasingRing On S&B 60 9x19 9mm Luger Casing
I was inspecting my reloads as a part of my quality control program and I came across marks or rings on some cases. I don't know if they are machining marks from the manufacturer or are from deformation. See also.. Burnt 9MM Luger Cases With S&B Headstamp (Sellier & Bellot).



LVE 10 9mm Luger CasingLVE 10 9mm Luger Casing
I picked up some brass the other day at the range. Included was a copper colored 9mm Luger casing with a head stamp of "LVE 10". It makes a different sound than regular brass when dropped onto a table top.



Winchester AutoComp Ball Powder with 115 Gr. 9MM Luger FMJ BulletWinchester AutoComp Ball Powder with 115 Gr. 9MM Luger FMJ Bullet
Looking for Winchester AutoComp Ball Powder Reloading Data for 9mm Luger 115 gr. FMJ Bullets? Trying to find it can be frustrating. The Hodgdon Reloading Data Center only lists..

Hodgdon TiteGroup Smokeless Powder ReviewHodgdon TiteGroup Smokeless Powder Review
Great smokeless powder for 9mm Luger ammo.

Chamfer Tool For Reloading Brass CasesChamfer Tool For Reloading Brass Cases
I purchased my Lee Chamfer Tool #90109 when I first began to reload my own 9mm Luger ammunition. I was new to reloading at the time, so I wasn't sure what equipment I needed. Turns out I didn't need it.


  1. Lee Primer Pocket Cleaner Review

  2. Tulammo Primers Review

  3. Wolf Verses Tula (Tulammo) Primers

  4. Shipping Primers And Powder Together

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  6. Why Do Some Reloads Make Elongated Holes In The Target?



  1. 380 ACP Recipe

  2. 9mm Luger Recipe

  3. 45 ACP Recipe


  1. Free Printable Reloading Work Sheet

  2. Free Printable Reloading Log

  3. Free Printable Reloading Labels


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Mike Coviello is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.






Reloading Equipment
1. Equipment
The Components Of Ammunition
2. Components
Cleaning Brass Cases For Reloading
3. Brass Cases
Making Reloads On A Press
4. Know How