I have just ordered a Lee Breech Lock reloading kit (specific kit
) in addition to dies and a bullet puller.
My gun is a Smith and Wesson 629-6 with a ported 6 1/2in barrel.
I have absolutely no experience with reloading, but have been avidly reading up on the subject for about a month and a half.
I am particularly looking for a good plinking round. I will probably get my bullets off gunbroker, unless a better option is suggested. My brass will be once fired factory ammo (the brand will depend on what's cheapest, but winchester is what I have been shooting).
I guess what I'm missing is which bullets, powder, and primers?
What do you guys think is a good recipe to get acquainted with reloading?
My main priority is keeping this beginner friendly. I would prefer to not have anything get lodged in my barrel, or explode on me.
Secondary would be keeping costs down--So this will hopefully be a versatile grained bullet and powder that won't mind being pushed to higher levels when I'm more experienced.
I am aware that there are differences between "Large Pistol Primers" and "Magnum Primers," but not real sure what that difference is. I'd like to know.
Also, feel free to comment on anything I might be overlooking
. I am new to this, and am fully willing to hear out anyone's input on the subject (whether it makes me look like an idiot or not :P).
--I have posted this on Zoklet and Calguns to maximize any help I can get--