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I want to start by saying I am not an expert at reloading by far. As of the publishing date of this article I have only been reloading for about 5 years. I load various rifle and pistol calibers and think that reloading is a great hobby that if done well can enhance your shooting capabilities and accuracy potential and put a little money back into your pocket for important things like health care. When I first began reloading, something I have always wanted to do since I realized that you could, I found it to be a lot like a Chinese restaurant menu. Too many choices and gadgets to do all of the things you need to do to make a great cartridge.
The aim of this article is to help a newbie get started in the right direction. If you're already experienced and have another opinion, you're welcome to it. The internet is full of opinions. Be warned there are a lot of people who think they are experts whom are not. So take information you find out there like a grain of salt. Reloading can be dangerous and or fatal if extreme precaution is not taken.
Here is what I believe you will need to begin reloading centerfire rounds. You should first ask yourself some basic questions.
We took these two boars at Hoffman Hunting Ranch in Rocksprings Texas recently. Don't let anyone tell you that a large boar isn't tasty. The spotted boar in the photo was probably between 200-250 lbs. and it was every bit as delicious as the 50-60 lb. animals that we shoot there more regularly. You will know if an animal is going to taste gamey the second you cut into one. If it stinks, trash it unless you like gamey flavor or are in desperate need of food. It is difficult but not impossible to make gamey meat more palatable.