Written by Sierra Ballistic Technician Duane Siercks
My first experience at reloading occurred more years ago than I care to admit. The memories of sitting with an elderly neighbor and him, kind of grumpily, explaining what we were doing, I recall fondly. The cartridge was one of my favorites; the 222 Remington. The gun was the famous 788 Remington. I even remember the powder that the neighbor had for us to use; it was IMR-4320. This isn’t necessarily the first powder I would normally choose, but it was what he had and at that time, and I didn’t know the difference. Many years have passed and many pounds of powder later, I don’t remember all the loads and cartridges that I have worked with, but I do remember this one. The gun was replaced many years ago, but the neighbor cannot be replaced ever. He left us a few months back. If he were with me today, I would tease him about getting me started in this reloading. He would just shake his head. Thanks Leon.