Safe Reloading Procedures

ALWAYS follow safe reloading procedures

  • Use only reloading formulas created and tested by responsible powder manufacturers.
  • Follow published reloading formulas and tables exactly.
  • Never experiment! Do not interchange recommended components.
  • For best results, use compatible, factory-matched components.
  • Never use or mix unidentified powders.
  • Avoid rushing - reload carefully and accurately.
  • Always use reliable measuring equipment to check and measure powders and shot charges.
  • Carefully examine and select every hull - discard any that appear excessively worn or show damage. 
  • Store powder in a cool, dark, dry area.
  • Store primers in their original factory trays in a cool, dry area. 
  • Never reload whilst smoking or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Keep reloading equipment away from open fire or heat.
  • Keep reloading equipment out of children's reach.
  • Always wear eye protection whilst reloading.
  • Wash hands before and after reloading.
  • Never shoot without approved safety glasses and hearing protection

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One of the first manufacturers of steel shot for cartridge manufacturing - Steel Shot Company Ltd have over 20 years of unrivalled experience in the shotgun manufacturing industry.
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Steel Shot Company Ltd
Unit 18, Redcliffe Road, Melton
Enterprise Park, Melton, East Yorkshire, HU14 3RS.

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