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Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course – Baronscourt Estate, Tyrone

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and government guidance on non-essential social gatherings, BASC has taken the decision to postpone all training courses scheduled up until the end of May.
If you are booked on a course you will be contacted in the next 14 days with details of the new date and venue. We will review all further courses on a daily basis and be led by government advice.
I would like to thank all course participants for being understanding during this difficult period.

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07/08/2020 - 08/08/2020


All Day

Location: Baronscourt Estate



This exciting new course is designed to equip the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to undertake basic metallic cartridge reloading.  It is an ideal introduction for the newcomer to reloading.

Our 2 day course will provide the novice or less experienced home loader with a sturdy foundation of knowledge. You must have a Firearms Certificate and your own rifle along with some reloading equipment.

On the first day, candidates will learn about safety, reloading law and will perfect their techniques in the classroom.  They will learn about the practical aspects of reloading rifle cartridges and gain an insight into the basic equipment required to produce safe reloads.  The course also covers brass inspection and preparation, priming methods, powder charging, bullet seating and how to safely disassemble home loads, when required.  The course also covers recognising pressure signs in home loaded ammunition.

Candidates will practice what they learn under supervision  in the classroom and produce a selection of loads for testing on the range.

On day two, candidates will test their loads on the range in a safe and controlled environment, where they can get the most from their equipment by developing the optimum load for their rifle.  Ammunition will be checked on a chronograph, allowing the user to develop drop charts and ballistic data.  This is sure to prove useful in both hunting and target shooting.

Pre Course requirements

On registering you will be required to complete a check list of equipment you currently have or will be acquiring prior to the course and be able to bring to the course.  This will enable the trainer to ensure he has equipment to cover any shortfalls.  Please be aware there may be occasions where BASC will not be able to cover the shortfalls.

You will need to bring the following items to be able to participate on the course.

  • Bullet heads (50)
  • Cases (50)
  • Primers (100) large or small appropriate to calibre
  • Dies
  • Powder (unopened tub)
  • Firearms certificate
  • Centrefire rifle (unless previously agreed with BASC)
  • Range attire, suitable for possible inclement weather
Course Length

2 days


 BASC member           £125

Non member               £155

Please call the Training & Education Department to book on 01244 573018.

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.

If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non-Member Charge Member
Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date) £25 £25
2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances) £50 £50
Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date 40% course cost 30% course cost
Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date 75% course cost 60% course cost
Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date 100% course cost 100% course cost