MDC offers Basic Reloading: Metallic Cartridges class in Columbia

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Reloading cartridges is a great way to enjoy your firearms. Now that factory rifle ammunition may cost $35 or more per box, it is worth the time and effort to learn how to reload your own rifle ammunition. Join the staff of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to learn these skills at a Basic Reloading: Metallic Cartridges class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia.

Whether you want to enjoy more time on the shooting range or develop a special load for your next hunt, this class will teach you the basics of reloading safety and techniques. Classroom lessons will be mentored by an experienced ammunition reloader and there will be a demonstration of the simple, low cost basic equipment needed for reloading rifle cartridges and the easy methods of producing quality, accurate ammunition.

“Whether your goals include squeezing out additional accuracy or shooting more for less money, this class will give you the foundation needed to start making safe cartridges right away,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers. “Our Discover Nature programs are designed to help Missourians explore nature and master outdoor skills together.”

This program is open to adults age 18 or over. There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required. All equipment is provided.

To register, or for more information, contact Flowers at, or 573-815-7901, ext. 3388.

The E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center is conveniently located off of US Highway 63 just west of the Discovery Parkway exit on the south side of East Gans Road.

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