How to Start Making Your Own Bullets

Ammo is somewhat expensive; however, you can save a considerable sum of money when you make your own bullets. The only issue is that the task is time-consuming. For some shooters, learning to make your own bullets is worth it.

When you make your own bullets, you can also take accurate shots. So, if you want to shoot with more accuracy while also saving money in the process, you should adhere to the following steps:

1.    Gather the Equipment You Need

The ammunition comprises four parts: the primer, the cartridge, the bullet, and the powder. You need each of these parts to reload.

Most of these items are available online, which means you can easily access each one of them. To attain your end goal, you need reloading equipment which includes reloading dies, a reloading press, a reloading scale, how to prime the cases, how to dispense the powder, a tumbler used to clean the cases, a cartridge for every caliber such that you can check your work, and a digital caliper. Each of these items will cost you a significant amount of money; however, you should not opt for substandard equipment since you’ll become frustrated at the end of it all.

2.    Collect Used Cartridges

After collecting used cartridges, you should clean them. After you’re done firing the ammunition that you had acquired earlier, you should collect the cartridges. You should know that the brass cases are the most expensive component of the ammo, so you’ll save a significant sum of capital when you reuse the cases.

As you clean the cartridges, you need a tumbler. After cleaning and inspecting the cartridges, you can proceed to the next step.

3.    The Dies and Press Should Be Reloaded

After firing a bullet, the case usually expands while in the firearm chamber, which means that when you collect it, it will be larger than the factory-sized ones.

After the cleaning and inspection processes, you’ll put in a reloading press. In the press, you’ll then put in a reloading die. The resizing die will ensure the case has been backed down to its factory size.

4.    Reload the Ammunition

After following each of the steps listed above, you’ll only need to reload the ammo; however, you should put in the new primer first. Also, you should load in some powder using the seeding die.

When it comes to safety, there are misconceptions that it is dangerous to make your own ammo. The main reason why some of these misconceptions exist is because of the explosive elements present in the powder and the primer.

You should be careful to ensure you won’t be at risk when you get to use bullets that you’ve made on your own. If you also adhere to each of these steps, you’ll save a significant amount of money in the process.

Final Thoughts

People using handmade ammunition use it because they’ll save a significant sum of money in the process instead of purchasing factory ammunition. The rifle ammunition will also guarantee more accurate shots than the ammo that you have purchased locally.