When I started reloading, I made lots of mistakes. I learned the hard way by screwing things up on occasion. Yes, I had fun, but my learning process might have been more fun if someone had taken the time to explain the procedures and equipment to me. In plain non-engineering oriented English.
Fortunately, that’s what we do here at Insanely Practical Guides. Nothing would make us happier than to have a million or so folks start reloading their own ammunition.
This book is not a reloading manual. Great companies like Hornady, Sierra, Lyman and others publish those. They invest millions of dollars in fancy equipment like ballistic test barrels, strain gauges, piezo transducers and plenty of Cheezy Poofs and Red Bull for the lab staff — all to develop safe and tested load recipes.
The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition is an instructional guide that will walk you through the steps of reloading your own ammunition in a fun, and more importantly, easy to understand way. Reloading manuals are great resources for understanding safe and tested load recipes. While most include an introductory section that talks about the reloading process and equipment, none that I’ve found show you, step by step, exactly how to do it in an easy to understand way.
Think of reloading manuals as sheet music. And this book as Mrs. Clutterbuck’s piano lessons you took in third grade. If you develop a sudden urge to play Carnegie Hall, or even Bodean’s Wet Whistle Bar and Bait Shop, you could just order sheet music from the internet. But it probably wouldn’t be the most direct path to ivory key success. Take some lessons first, then order the sheet music. We’ll all thank you!
Although we think reading this book will be a far more pleasant experience than weekly lessons in Mrs. Clutterbuck’s den, the idea is the same. We’ll teach you how to do the steps. Then you’re off to fame, fortune and custom ammunition.
Loaded with pictures and simple and useful illustrations, this book will get you started reloading your own ammunition in no time!
- Why take up reloading?
- Is reloading right for you?
- What equipment do you need?
- Cleaning and processing brass.
- The reloading process: step by step.
- Pistol caliber reloading.
- Rifle caliber reloading.
- Buying reloading components.
- Advanced equipment options.
- Introduction to advanced topics.
You can get the Kindle version on Amazon right now! The print version will be available April 14th!
I’ll probably get Kindle & print. So far all of your books are great info!!
Thanks! Always nice to hear! And I always want to hear what future topics would be helpful. The Insanely Practical Guide to the AR-15 is next out the door.
On my Kindle now. Thanks
Hope you enjoy it! This was a fun project and I tried to keep it really direct and practical.
It warms my heart every time a new reloader joins the ranks. The only thing that sucks for folks getting into it now is powder’s like hens teeth.
Isn’t it great? I’m seeing A LOT of interest in reloading these days. More reloaders = more reloading products = more production = more availability = less political hassle from the anti-side = Murrica!
Tom, I just getting started reloading and got your book about a week ago. I have read some other reloading books, but yours is far and away the most enjoyable to read and full of great advice and tips. I imagine reloading can be a very dry subject, but your approach is fun and educational at the same time….I love your book….Thank you!
Glad to hear we have a new reloader! The more the merrier for sure on this front. I’ve found it to be a really enjoyable and relaxing hobby. The endless tinkering definitely takes away from my work time however 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you’re finding the book helpful!