Making Reloads On A Press

Reloading Ammunition
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What Reloading Equipment Do I Need?


The following is a listing of the basic equipment that you will need to reload 9mm Luger cases.


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Reloading Equipment


Basic Reloading Equipment

Press A mechanical device used in reloading ammunition. It uses leverage and other mechanical advantage to resize and reform brass cases. It is available in several basic types. Lee Classic Turret Press Review
Dies A precisely machined tool that is used to form or reform brass cases by cold-working, or to seat bullets. Lee Precision 9-mm Carbide 4-Die Set Luger (Grey)  
Case Tumbler Cleaning and polishing brass. Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler Review
Powder Measure A device to measure and dispense powder charges by volume. Lee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure #90429 Review
Powder Scale A measuring device used to accurately weigh small charges of powder. RCBS Rangemaster 750 Scale Review
Calipers An instrument used for measuring external or internal dimensions. General Digital Fractional Caliper Review
Manuals Manuals that provide instructions and specifications.
Bullet Puller A device that is used to safely remove the components of an assembled cartridge of ammunition. Bullet Puller Review
Eye protection Glasses or shields for protecting the eyes.  
Shell Holder A tools that holds brass cases. Shell Holder; 9mm Luger
Smokeless Powder The propellant powder used in firearms which produce negligible smoke when fired. Storage & Handling of Smokeless Powder
Bullets The projectile fired from a firearm. Plated or Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Bullets
Primers A device used for containing an explosive shock sensitive compound that may be exploded by percussion or other means for the purpose of igniting a charge of gun powder. How Does A Primer Work?
Cases The brass container that holds all the other components of a cartridge (bullet, powder and primer). Brass Cases


See also Equipment For Beginners and Pictures of my Equipment.


Feedback & Comments

Will I have to Replace the Reloading Equipment due to Wear and Tear?

Not typically. As far as wear and tear goes, the reloading press as well as many of the dyes and components do not degrade significantly.


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Mike Coviello is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.






Reloading Equipment
1. Equipment
The Components Of Ammunition
2. Components
Cleaning Brass Cases For Reloading
3. Brass Cases
Making Reloads On A Press
4. Know How