The Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course exposes students to the basics of reloading centerfire metallic cartridges with little or no prior experience in reloading.
Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading as well as a handbook containing additional course and reference material. The goal of this course is to provide beginning reloaders with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safety reload metallic cartridges.
During the class, students will use a variety of standard reloading equipment to produce functioning ammunition.
- Introduction to Reloading and Reloading Safety
- Centerfire Cartridge Components
- Using Reloading Manuals and Reloading Data
- Metallic Cartridge Reloading Equipment Overview
- The Metallic Cartridge Reloading Process
- Hands-On Cartridge Reloading
- Course Review and Examination
There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Attendees should bring lunch and snacks. Everything else (equipment, components, safety glasses, tools, etc) is supplied by the instructor.
Students will receive real-time feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course. Each student will receive a certificate of completion from the NRA.
Jim Finnerty Bio: Jim is an NRA-certified Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Basic Pistol Instructor. Jim has been involved in the shooting sports for over 30 years, and has been reloading since 1981. Currently, Jim reloads tens of thousands of rounds per year, in over 20 calibers. Jim can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.MassReloading.com for more information.
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