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  • Flat Lander

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    Is there anyone in the Allen area that would be willing to reload some 7 x 61 Sharp & Hart ammunition? I have a friend that has the brass, bullets, primers, powder and dies, but has never reloaded and doesn't have a press. Any help would be appreciated.
     

    Dawico

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    Too far or I might consider it.

    Reloading is fairly simple if you proceed cautiously. Get a few good manuals and read up on it. It is a fun hobby and for oddball calibers like that it really pays off.

    I suggest Lymans #49. It covers everything you need to know.

    If you decide to proceed we are here to help.

    Anyways, free bump.
     

    Charlie

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    There is bound to be somebody up there that can help. Like Dawico said, start reloading by studying some manuals, buy a press, and go slow. Hang out on this "reloading" section and you can learn a great deal. Good luck.
     

    Flat Lander

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    I don't think he wants to get into reloading more than just about a hundred rounds for his granddads rifle. He can't find any factory ammo for it.


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    rsayloriii

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    I'd offer use of the press and manuals if you were close. Eventually, though, you'll run out of ammo and have to make more. Plus, once you've done one, it'll lead to others.

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    Andy

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    Is there anyone in the Allen area that would be willing to reload some 7 x 61 Sharp & Hart ammunition? I have a friend that has the brass, bullets, primers, powder and dies, but has never reloaded and doesn't have a press. Any help would be appreciated.
    A single-stage press isn't expensive, and at (at least) $20 a pop for factory ammo in that caliber, would pay for itself in less than 10 shots.

    I generally wouldn't have an issue *making* ammo - but not in an unfamiliar caliber for which I can't get any time in which to work up a safe load for a specific rifle. What powder and bullets does he even have?
     
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    Flat Lander

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    That's what I told him as well, he is just worried about screwing up his antique rifle if he loads it himself.


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    Andy

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    And it's hard for anyone else to work up a handload for a rifle we don't have access to.

    Not to lecture you at all, but the reason why your friend is going to have a hard time is because reloading isn't Lego where components are just snapped together; what he needs is load development, which takes time and experimentation while keeping everyone and the rifle in one piece.

    .308 Winchester for your Remmy 700? Piece of cake - come on over and I'll show you how. Reload an obsolete cartridge for an antique rifle of unknown strength correctly the very first time? Yeeow.

    Hornady reloading data here (pdf) - doesn't look hard at all. Hmmm - what powder does he have, and which bullets?

    Edit: Found an enthusiast's blog with pics here




     
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    Leper

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    Has the brass been reloaded before? Trimming and sizing would be the only issue I can think of.

    Like asked above, whAt powder and bullets?
     

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