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DW_Gray
05-12-2013, 09:48 PM
It's official. the class is listed in the LTA Schedule.

Thursday, June 20, 1:45 – 3:00, Introduction To Reloading

Introduction to Reloading will cover component selection, reloading equipment, the basic reloading process and reloading safety. You’ll learn terminology, selection, primers, powder and bullets. Course includes types of equipment required for basic reloading. Basic process includes inspection, preparation and resizing. Prior to viewing a live demonstration of the basic reloading process, you’ll be briefed on important reloading safety guidelines.

Presented by: Dave Gray
NW Campground Site 451

Of course this is not enough time to teach a lot. But the word is, if you're not going to attend any of the other activities after 3:00 PM, I'll continue on as long as reasonably possible. Depending on time frames, I could possibly set up some appointment times over the remaining Rally days.

It's going to be tight, but we'll work it out the best we can.


As of this morning, 6/15/13, there are 21 attendees signed up to attend this class. That's good. I have set the maximum number of attendees to 25 so there are four spaces available. After looking at the schedule for Thursday, I will end the class firmly at 4:45 P.M. As stated before, those who plan to attend other activities after the official LTA ending time of 3 P.M., just simply slip out.

I look forward to seeing you all. Also, Rex Hasty, who has more years experience than me, will be available to assist as well.


Class size has reached capacity of 25 plus 2.

Sorry, I can not accept any more for this class. I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Hastey
05-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Sedong you a pm

Speedy
05-12-2013, 11:00 PM
I would sign up.

lduguay
05-12-2013, 11:08 PM
sign me up!!!!

Knowledge update:
a couple years ago a friend who loads, helped the DW shop for the RBCS Rock Chucker single stage setup with all the hardware for 9mm, 38/357, 44mag and 45acp. He was going to "teach" me (keep me from blowing myself up) and was transferred.....lost my instructor :-(. Good news is I have been saving ALL the brass. Just haven't taken the time to get rolling by myself...hows that for a sad story!

JohnDar
05-13-2013, 06:07 AM
I'd be interested in that.

davebennington
05-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Dave,
I reload also, and I would like to exchange ideas. So yes I would like to attend.

mrcomer
05-13-2013, 07:19 AM
Yes please. Thanks Dave

porthole
05-13-2013, 08:02 AM
Ah yup.

Especially since you already have the Dillon. Right now I still have a single stage Lee

dewwood
05-13-2013, 08:04 AM
Yes, I would be interested. Thanks for making the offer.

I have only reloaded with the Lee hand loaders, very basic.

DW_Gray
05-13-2013, 10:51 AM
Whoa... What a surprise that so many are interested. I'll have to run this by Jim Beletti to get his blessing. If he okays it, then we'll have to come up with a time frame to fit this in.

lduguay
05-13-2013, 12:42 PM
Whoa... What a surprise that so many are interested. I'll have to run this by Jim Beletti to get his blessing. If he okays it, then we'll have to come up with a time frame to fit this in.

AND a BIG room for all the attendees!!!

jnbhobe
05-13-2013, 12:44 PM
I would be interested too.

DW_Gray
05-13-2013, 01:10 PM
AND a BIG room for all the attendees!!!

That could be a problem. My equipment is set-up in my 8'X12' Cyclone garage. I don't have way to drop my ramp to create more space like the newer Cyclones.

Flying Dutchman
05-13-2013, 02:30 PM
I am also interested, maybe you can do multiple classes.

Have no previous experience reloading, just have a keen interest to learn.

olcoon
05-13-2013, 02:37 PM
I've been reloading for a few years now, self taught & things seem to be doing fine. I may be interested in watching to see if I can pick up something I may be doing wrong, or can do better. But if there isn't room, no big deal, better to let someone in there who has never done it & want's to learn how.

Currently I reload 30.06, 38/357, & 44 Mag. Planning on reloading .40, .45 ACP, & 223/5.56 in the future, just haven't gotten around to it. Can't stay home long enough!!!

JWalker
05-13-2013, 02:42 PM
I've been reloading for a few years now, self taught & things seem to be doing fine. I may be interested in watching to see if I can pick up something I may be doing wrong, or can do better. But if there isn't room, no big deal, better to let someone in there who has never done it & want's to learn how.

Same here. If there is room, I would love to join in.

nander
05-13-2013, 05:56 PM
I'm interested in attending.

jayc
05-13-2013, 06:05 PM
I used to reload for both rifle and pistol and even cast my own bullets. It's been awhile since I've done it but I'd participate.

9-larry
05-13-2013, 07:21 PM
I know you are talking about rifle and hand gun, but if some were interested in shot gun reloading I could bring my equipment and demo 12ga reloading. I would like to signup for your class on pistol reloading.

Randy
05-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Dave, I am sure Jim will go for it, so just schedule it and I will also attend. Make sure the Smart car is out of the garage so no damage is done.
Since you are next to us again I will let Santha fire up her Margarita machine after the class.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Dave, No experience. Just use to using firearms.

DW_Gray
05-13-2013, 09:44 PM
Dave, I am sure Jim will go for it, so just schedule it and I will also attend. Make sure the Smart car is out of the garage so no damage is done.
Since you are next to us again I will let Santha fire up her Margarita machine after the class.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

I hear ya. Still, Jim is in control and I haven't heard from him yet and he also controls the schedule. I don't want go over his head without his feedback.

As for the Margarita, Amy and I are all for that!

DW_Gray
05-13-2013, 09:53 PM
I know you are talking about rifle and hand gun, but if some were interested in shot gun reloading I could bring my equipment and demo 12ga reloading.

That is a possibility. Looks like this up to 12 or so attendees so far. That's going to be crowded in my garage. "Where there is a will, there is a way."

Speaking of shotgun, I'm shocked at the price of shells now. It's ridiculous. I'm glad I have some in storage.

Randy
05-14-2013, 08:33 PM
Dave, At least we can plan on the Margaritas. If reloading is mentioned the only proper thing for you to do is show how to do it correct.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

JJnVA
05-14-2013, 08:45 PM
Jack is very interested in participating.

hcriddle
05-14-2013, 09:37 PM
I would love to get in if you do more than one class.

Zero knowledge other than watching some friends years ago.

DW_Gray
05-14-2013, 09:44 PM
What will help me plan the course lessons is to know what level of knowledge each of you have. If you can, please go back and edit your post and let me know your reloading experience/knowledge, if any.

Thank you.

TXBobcat
05-14-2013, 09:58 PM
lI have no experience in reloading. I have been planning on seeing my cousin in Oregon this year on the way back from Canada. He builds and reloads all of his firearms and he was going to show me how to reload.

BC

lduguay
05-14-2013, 10:30 PM
Post #4 is updated......thanks Dave!!

porthole
05-15-2013, 07:22 PM
Use to load a lot (20+ years ago), pistol only. Getting back into it and planning on rifle too. .223, 5.56 30-06

Got one of these tumblers from a local.

Used it so far to clean up 1000+ dirty 30-06 surplus.

http://njgunforums.com/forum/index.php/topic/48377-wts-large-capacity-wet-tumbler/?hl=tumbler

TandC
06-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Dave,
Would like to attend your class.
I recently reloaded 50 handgun rounds using a friends turret press.
Interested in seeing your set up and the Dillon equipment.
Let us know what Jim B. has to say about a class.
Maybe a class during the prerally and then again during the rally ???
T

DW_Gray
06-02-2013, 09:18 PM
It's official. the class is listed in the LTA Schedule.

Thursday, June 20, 1:45 – 3:00, Introduction To Reloading

Introduction to Reloading will cover component selection, reloading equipment, the basic reloading process and reloading safety. You’ll learn terminology, selection, primers, powder and bullets. Course includes types of equipment required for basic reloading. Basic process includes inspection, preparation and resizing. Prior to viewing a live demonstration of the basic reloading process, you’ll be briefed on important reloading safety guidelines.

Presented by: Dave Gray
NW Campground Site 451

Of course this is not enough time to teach a lot. But the word is, if you're not going to attend any of the other activities after 3:00 PM, I'll continue on as long as reasonably possible. Depending on time frames, I could possibly set up some appointment times over the remaining Rally days.

It's going to be tight, but we'll work it out the best we can.

lduguay
06-03-2013, 04:16 AM
Perfect!!! Dave THANKS for taking your time to share!!!!

Randy
06-03-2013, 06:58 AM
Dave, I am also interested. No knowledge.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

happykraut
06-03-2013, 06:59 AM
I've reloaded many 12ga shotshells long time ago and also reload 270 Win cartridges. I would be interested in attending your class.

JWalker
06-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Thanks Dave. Can't wait. Always looking to try something different. Basic loading since I was 12.

22 hornet
222
22-250
243
7mm-08
7mm Mag
30-30
308
30-06
300 Win Mag
9mm
38 special
357
44 mag

lduguay
06-03-2013, 09:17 AM
Dave, I am also interested. No knowledge.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Hey Randy, maybe we can sit next to each other!!!!
Then you will feel safe!!!!24595

TXTiger
06-03-2013, 02:45 PM
I am very interested in this reloading class. I have a single stage RCBS but have not used it much. If I continue I will have to get a progressive setup for handgun loads. Do we know what day and time this class will be held?

DW_Gray
06-15-2013, 09:48 AM
As of this morning, there are 22 attendees signed up to attend this class. That's good. I have set the maximum number of attendees to 25 so there are three spaces available. After looking at the schedule for Thursday, I will end the class firmly at 4:45 P.M. As stated before, those who plan to attend other activities after the official LTA ending time of 3 P.M., just simply slip out.

I look forward to seeing you all. Also, Rex Hasty, who has more years experience than me, will be available to assist as well.

lduguay
06-15-2013, 09:57 AM
Dave, you can open up my seat......the good news is we sold our house and bought another, the bad, is that we had to cancel our Goshen trip in order to pack up and be out next week! Will be "full timing" for 2 weeks , then move into new home.

Randy, I KNOW you will miss sitting next to me....and all that gun powder!!!

porthole
06-15-2013, 10:54 AM
So where is the list and how do we know if we are on it?

DW_Gray
06-15-2013, 11:26 AM
Lance, we'll miss you for sure. Moving out of the old and moving into the new is a lot of work. Be careful while you're at it. Are you staying in Pineville? Amy and I will be in NC later this fall.

Duane, this thread is the list. If or when it reaches 25 attendees, I'll make the announcement on the this thread.

Four spaces now open.

TXTiger
06-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Dave, not sure if you have me on the list? If not please add me. If I am already on the list then disregard. I am looking forward to the class.

Duane, this thread is the list. If or when it reaches 25 attendees, I'll make the announcement on the this thread.

Four spaces now open.[/QUOTE]

DW_Gray
06-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Dave, not sure if you have me on the list? If not please add me. If I am already on the list then disregard. I am looking forward to the class.

Duane, this thread is the list. If or when it reaches 25 attendees, I'll make the announcement on the this thread.

Four spaces now open.

You're good. Anyone who requested on this thread is included on the list.

Still four openings.

lduguay
06-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Dave, we are only moving 15 miles....downsizing house and upsizing land so we can keep the BC with us. If y'all are in the area November 1-3, join us at the NC Rally!!

Oh, keep an eye on Randy if he starts asking about pipes and fuses......he's a bit sensitive since some items blew up or had large rocks fall on his camper at a recent rally :rolleyes:

DW_Gray
06-16-2013, 03:45 PM
Standby request.

In the event that Jim B. is unable to procure a couple of tables to be used outside my Cyclone, I could use a couple of tables on Thursday if you have it. I do have a picnic table on site, but a couple of more tables would be helpful. If necessary, I'll need them around lunch time, Thursday, so I can set them up for our class.

dewwood
06-16-2013, 03:57 PM
Dave,
I am sorry but I will not be able to attend the reloading clinic. I am going to have to leave the rally early because of a death in our family.

Thanks again for hosting this clinic, I am sure it would have been interesting.

Dewey

DW_Gray
06-16-2013, 04:22 PM
Dave,
I am sorry but I will not be able to attend the reloading clinic. I am going to have to leave the rally early because of a death in our family.

Thanks again for hosting this clinic, I am sure it would have been interesting.

Dewey

Dewey,

My condolences to you and the family. I know how difficult a time like this is. Take care and travel safely home. I'll send you the handout later.

MJordan
06-18-2013, 07:40 PM
Please sign me up for the class

DW_Gray
06-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Class size has reached capacity of 25 plus 2.

Sorry, I can not accept any more for this class. I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

JWalker
06-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Dave, unfortunately I'm going to have to cancel. I have to work some of the seminars tomorrow between 1-5. I just realized that they over lap. I'll try to stop by tomorrow morning and chat. If you walk around the corner and look across the street, you can see our North Trail sitting on the end. Thanks.

Hastey
06-21-2013, 10:23 AM
Dave, Sorry I missed the class. I got tied up in an awning repair and parts search at the salvage down the road. Be sure to unlock them awning arms before you roll them up.

JohnDar
06-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Didn't mean to cut class but I got mesmerized at the Classy Chassis area and lost track of the time. Got new floor mats, but they didn't have the chrome (stainless steel) running boards in stock.

DW_Gray
06-23-2013, 12:16 PM
For those who missed the class, here is the PDF file of the handout.

24887

hcriddle
06-30-2013, 08:46 AM
Thanks Dave.