Curious about more information into reloading ammo given the current situation in the U.S.
While there is quite a bit out there for basic topics I wanted to pose a question that my expertise has no application to. In making the rounds and projectiles it seems that there is mostly a shortage of primers right now and for those low on funds there may also be a shortage on the ability to afford the cases/projectiles. So assuming that you were able to procure new or used tool sets my questions are as follows.
Best metals and ways to “forge” projectiles in 2020? (I’m sure there’s some legalities here as well so feel free to lean in on that if you have any first hand knowledge)
Shell casings, stick to used or can you “cast” them from melted aluminum/copper etc?
Primers, I’ve seen a few DIY videos on this on YouYube compared to the other two but still curious as to the consistency of a manufactured primer and any tips from any of you out there?
Best test set-ups, I wouldn’t want to do this to anyone or their range due to liability reasons so lets start with some basics. Test bench would be sturdy enough that a small explosion wouldn’t put anyone at risk to being suddenly in the line of fire, trigger pull wouldn’t be directly by a user (think some of Demolition ranch’s videos with the string set-ups, I’m good with knots ), and the firearm would be vice gripped in place so it couldn’t torque out of alignment with the target. So what firearms would best cycle/be cleared of bad loads? A .357 revolver comes to mind for those sorts of loads but for a common round like a 9x19 I’m unsure if I’d risk my personal carry 92FS as rugged as she is with something as potentially barrel ending as this…
If too similar to other topics my apologies, I just didn’t really find the answers when I went looking with these sorts of questions in mind.