Reloading, also known as handloading, is a great way to literally “get more bang for your buck”. Reloading can save you tons of cash over the cost of store bought cartridges, and has the added advantage of offering much better accuracy since you can tailor a load to fit your particular rifle with just a little very pleasant work and experimentation.
Handloading is a fun and interesting hobby on it’s own, and with the rewards it offers in improved accuracy, and decreased cost, it is a “no brainer”.
To get started, there are a few tools you will need, and you will probably be surprised at how little they cost. In fact, you can probably get started using handload kits with everything you need for loading one caliber for around a hundred bucks. That is the equivalent of the cost for 2 to 4 boxes of ammunition from the market. See: Hand Load Introduction: Why Hand Load? for more information and details.
One thing that you will eventually want to have for your reloading adventures is a reloading manual. Reloading Manuals offer information for cartridge loading, powder and bullet charts, and the proper use of reloading equipment to assure safety and accuracy. No matter how simple your handloading operation, you should have at least one manual, and several reloading manuals would be even better. With more than one manual, you can compare load data, and methods to pick out what works best for you.
Take a look at some of the reloading manuals available: