Walter Coats – “Just because a load manual says x grains of x powder with x bullet is max, your rifle could reach max pressure a grain or two before what the book says. Start low and work up.”
Keith Shively – “Read all you can about it before you start!”
Mark Ewing – “I put all my primed brass upside down (primer up) and as I charge the casing, I (of course) flip it primer down.”
Glen Lundgren – “Check and double check. Everything. Every time. Only one type of powder on the bench at a time.”
Bill Tinsley – “If, for any reason, you have to leave the bench while in the process of dropping powder charges, turn the next case to be charged upside down in the loading block so you know where you left off.”
Erik Dyal – “Be patient, don’t be in a hurry, have fun and find your rhythm. Just tell your family your putting yourself in time-out. They will understand.”
Eric J Ford – “Keep your bench area clean and put items away ASAP.”
Jim Caldwell – “Relaxed but concentrated attention. Have fun enjoying a great hobby and pastime but stay focused.”
James A Kimery Tony – “One powder on the bench at one time, it might save your life.”
William Stanley – “FOCUS , FOCUS , FOCUS—be patient–it AIN’T a race.”
Michael Conniff – “Write down on a small card what you’re loading – bullet weight, powder weight, type of powder, & primer. And put it in the powder hopper. I am unloading .45 FMJ because I forgot what type powder was in the hopper.”
Peter Eick – “Never start reloading or developing a load without a specific goal in mind. Second keep meticulous records.“
Andy Pynckel – “OCD is a good habit to have with your loading bench. CLEARLY label everything!”
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