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Reloading Courses by Pierre van der Walt
20 Jan 2016

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Pierre van der Walt of Safari and Outdoor will be hosting reloading courses this year to introduce those interested in reloading to the basics of the hobby.

This introductory course covers a variety of aspects surrounding the basics and principles of reloading:
- Firearm as a Ballistic Platform
- The Ballistic Cycle
- Propellant Basics
- Primer Basics
- Bullet Considerations
- Case Considerations
- Presses
- Scales
- Dies
- Case Cleaning
- Trimmers
- Chronographs
- Annealing
- Useful Tools
- Case Resizing and Die Setup
- Priming process
- Propellant Charging
- Bullet Seating
- Load Development
- Chronographs
- General Tips

Anyone who has reloaded will know that there is a tremendous amount of research and development involved in successfully producing safe and effective handloaded ammunition.

Reloading that is done correctly with the right components can produce ammunition that is far superior to off-the-shelf ammunition. From a shooter's perspective this can lend invaluable benefits in the field or on the shooting range.

A course that covers the key aspects of the process offers invaluable insight to those wishing to gain a better understanding of reloading. As one of South Africa's leading experts in the field Pierre will share decades of valuable experience with course attendees.

The course is presented in PowerPoint format and attendees will receive notes as well as a certificate of attendance which will be helpful with firearms motivations and as proof of participation in firearms related activities for use at association level.

Only 15 course attendees can be accommodated per course. The cost for the course is R 700 per person which includes sandwiches and soft drinks for lunch.

Pierre van der Walt is the author of African Dangerous Game Cartridges and can be contacted at adventure@aimshow.co.za

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