Because of all the benefits offered by a reloading press, many shooters choose to reload their ammunition. Its primary benefit has always been cost savings and the ability to ‘tune’ your ammunition to your weapon. Reloading your cases may save you a lot of money. Nonetheless, independent competition shooters all agree, reloading your ammunition is the only way to go.
- Can you explain what "reloading ringers" means?
- Extremely Risky Errors in Reloading Procedures
- Using the Proper Gunpowder
- Preventing Accidental Use of the Incorrect Gunpowder
- Recharging a Case Twice
- Neglecting to Check Your Brass
- The term "case head separation" means what?
- Other Potential Issues with Brass Containers
Can you explain what “reloading ringers” means?
Until quite recently, the term “Ringer” was likely unfamiliar to many. Although they’ve always been there, we’ve seen a marked increase in their visibility in recent years. So, first off, what exactly is a ringer?
Extremely Risky Errors in Reloading Procedures
Reloading ammunition is a safe and entertaining hobby. However, knowing the riskiest reloading errors and avoiding them is how we improve safety. Fortunately, these errors are simple to prevent as long as you grasp the principles of reloading and pay attention to what you are doing.
Using the Proper Gunpowder
One of the riskiest reloading mistakes is using the incorrect type of gunpowder or mixing two different types. In certain situations, doing so may cause the weapon to misfire or even explode.
Preventing Accidental Use of the Incorrect Gunpowder
Everyone who reloads their ammo should have various reloading manuals since there are so many varieties of powder. They will demonstrate which powders are correct and suitable for use with the caliber and bullets you are reloading, as well as the right powder load for the selected bullet.
Recharging a Case Twice
Double charging is another potentially lethal reloading error. When a case is filled with powder, it is considered “charged.” Should you, for some reason, add it again, it becomes “double charged.” The ensuing chaos may render a weapon useless and lead to serious harm or even death.
Neglecting to Check Your Brass
One of the worst errors you can make while reloading is not checking your brass first. This may cause head separation, and some severe consequences may occur.
The term “case head separation” means what?
Rifle cartridges, in particular, suffer from this issue because of the resizing procedure. What happens is as follows: When shot, brass cartridges expand in the gun’s chamber. This is because the primer and powder create a small explosion when they are fired. The intense pressure (10,000 psi+) causes the brass to stretch both in length and in diameter. Sometimes it may cause microscopic cracks in the case at the case head. Subsequent reloading and firing can cause the brass case head to separate from the body.
Other Potential Issues with Brass Containers
Brass should be inspected for more than just case head separation before being used for reloading. Other issues include widespread cracking, significant dents or bends, and severe corrosion. Other issues include widespread cracking, significant dents or bends, and severe corrosion. In extreme cases of overpressure, a primer may back out of the pocket.
This blunder, like most others while reloading, is easily avoidable. The correct overall length of a cartridge is specified in every reloading handbook. The correct seating depth may be determined using the reloading data for the bullet being reloaded.