Reloaders are often born here reloading basics
Some shooters are introduced to the reloading basics by their father or grandfather. But it’s the passion for shooting that drives them to reloading their own ammo.
Let’s be honest. Most shooters are content with buying whatever ammo WalMart has on sale. The two biggest factors are price and caliber. At some point in time, either through curiosity or while out with fellow shooters, one of the following reason drives you to learn reloading basics.
If I reload my own ammo, I can save a lot money
Even at WalMart, ammo can get expensive. So shooters find themselves not shooting as much as they would like. Then one day it hits you “I bet I could save a ton of money if I started reloading.” It’s true. Learning the reloading basics can save you money. Saving money is only the first benefit. When a shooter starts loading, they tend to shoot more. For some, that is reason enough to start reloading. Others start wondering “What other benefits could I get from my hand loads?”
What if I could build a better round
At some point, a shooter will end up with two different loads and start to notice a difference. It could be that one load had better accuracy than another. Recoil is another change that shooter key in on right away. If you go shooting with other shooters, you might find that your favorite round is not so great in his gun. Not all guns are created equal. Having the ability to custom tailor a load for your gun can make shooting that much more fun. Once you have mastered the reloading basics, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to learn more.
Reloading just seems like a fun hobby
For most seasoned shooters, reloading is a curiosity. You have spent years passing the loading equipment, while in your favorite gun store. Learning the reloading basics just seems like an extension of a sport your already love. For some seasoned reloaders the cause and effect of their own hand loads, is more of a passion than shooting itself.