I've nearly gotten the bullet seating and crimping down. Next steps will be seating the primer and loading the charge.
I'll probably seat a few spent primers just for practice/giggles. I also need to practice to determine if I want to use the primer seater built into the press or the handheld seater.
That will bring me to weighing the powder and charging the cartridges. I'd like to practice those steps as well before going live. I was thinking a fine grain sand like beach or play sand would be a good substitute? I know sand and powder will not have the same weight/volume, meaning I can't set up with sand then substitute with powder without making adjustments. I want to ensure I am getting consistent results from the equipment and from me before I pour the good stuff. I also know I will need to verify (with a scale) every so many pours. I intend to use an older RCBS Uniflow Powder Measure.
Anyone done this before? A quick Google search did not answer my question.
Yes, I am probably over thinking it. I covered in another thread that over thinking things is one of my specialties.