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Old 01-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #41
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And a few good reloading manuals.
I was told to get two so you can cross reference and double check to make sure you dont mess anything up.
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I was told to get two so you can cross reference and double check to make sure you dont mess anything up.
Certainly couldn't hurt anything?

Now to find somewhere that actually has brass/bullets in stock!
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I think I'm going to get into this reloading thing...I'm pissed I didn't a long time ago, as it seems easier to stockpile components than loaded ammunition.

Going to go with a single stage to start off with, and truthfully, will probably stick with it. Plan on just loading 3-400 a month, or whatever I end up shooting.

Just ordered 10k small rifle primers and 3k small pistol. Plan on mostly loading 5.56/9mm.
I'm tempted to start doing the same thing, only in smaller quantities. I'd just like to do it for a few simple reasons. One, something to do. Two, pride in doing something yourself. Third, limited availability of ammo currently.

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.38/.357
.222
.223/5.56
.243
.257 Weatherby Mag
9mm
45 ACP
30-30
30-06
7mm Rem Mag

I think that's all
These are the one's I'd be interested in.

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Been thinkin about it myself here lately with ammo becoming damn near impossible to find
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When it comes to reloading, Workman uses a handheld Lee Loader. A cheap, very portable, very effective, and proven way to reload ammo. Workman likes the old school nature of Lee Loaders.

Workman reloads his .223, .243, 7mm, .357mag, and 30-06 all using different Lee Loader kits. They are handheld, and can pretty much fit in any back pocket. It takes Workman around a minute per shell to reload any of these calibers. Not fast enough for some folks. When it takes that long to reload a shell though, you make that one count during practice or hunting. Workman took his Elk this year using a 30-06 shell he reloaded by hand, damn that felt good. Workman's Lee loaded ammo is way better than anything you buy off the shelf.

Workman grew up around bench loaders, and finds them great if you have the space and are in a permanent spot. They are much faster, and easier to reload with. Workman gets more satisfaction out of pounding out ammo on Lee Loader though. Check em out sometime.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #49
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13 tons of spent brass
approx 1,890,000 rounds @ $59000 = 3.1cents/rd
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This kit was ~$115 before Christmas... I now feel like I should have bought it.

Any thoughts on it? Even at this price?

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wow! When I was active duty I had to take a metric shit ton of brass to the recycling center on base. All 9mm and 5.56.
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I was told to get two so you can cross reference and double check to make sure you dont mess anything up.
Yeah, at least two. You will find load data will vary slightly between them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #54
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Do I need a shell holder for both the press and the priming tool? Would the same shell holder work for either one? Both the press and priming tool are RCBS
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Yes, one works for both with respect to RCBS
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #56
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Thanks. Ive got a handfull of shell holders. I just need to check and see what the #'s on them are...

I found someone local that is going to buy all my 7mm08 reloading stuff so that will give me some funds to work with to get the equipment I need.
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So add in this...
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/456...-223-remington

and this...
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/786187?cm_vc=S014

and one would be totally ready to reload, correct?
You're getting there. The crimp die you linked to only crimps a bullet after it's seated. It's a good thing to have for AR reloading though!

The shellholer set you linked to is only needed if you buy die sets that don't include shellholders. Lee dies are cheap and work fine for everything but precision work, and they do include shellholders.

Something like this would have your full-length die and your crimp die, as well as the proper shellholder, all in one set, for cheap.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/434...-223-remington

98taco is right - calipers of some type are a must as well. Really any garage or shop needs a set of calipers though, so I assume if you're the type of guy who wants to reload, you already have calipers, lol.
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I too recently got interested in reloading. I should have saved all of my spent brass cases that I shot at the range in the past.
I recently bought the Hornady Lock-N-Load classic kit along with Lee die bushings (.45ACP, 30-06). IMO it's a good starter kit for a noob like myself.
I still need to get a case tumbler. I was looking at the Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ. Any other recommendations?
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/414...rator-110-volt

Also I still need to get a case trimmer. I was looking at the Lyman Universal Trimmer so I can attach my power drill to it. Any other recommendations?
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This kit was ~$115 before Christmas... I now feel like I should have bought it.

Any thoughts on it? Even at this price?

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Damn, I think you should have jumped on it. I ended up buying a RCBS kit from one of the guys in my unit.
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