OK, after reloading more than a thousand .357, right at about 1000 .44 mags, and about 500 45acp i have decided i am ready to tackle my first round of large rifle reloads.
So far i have tumbled/polished 100 30-06 springfield brass, lubricated the inside of the necks with cotton swab and sprayed the outside and shook in a plastic bag for a couple minutes until well coated. Then ran thru the full length sizing die. (i THINK its the full length die....at least it looks like the one in the picture in the included instructions from Lee) Now i am in the process of trimming and cleaning primer pockets.
I now see why you guys say you use your single stage press for rifle cartridges. A different process for sure than pistol loads.
ANYWHO, my questions. Am I on the right track? What do i do with the brass shavings that fall inside the case? Not worry?
Next i guess i will prime, or do I then run thru the "Collet sizer" die then prime? Then charge, then seat the 180 gr SPBTs.
Still on the right track??
I worry and have waited this long because the rounds will be shot out of my dead dads Remington Model Four. (Irreplaceable gun!) My next round of reloads will be .35 Rem....to be shot out of my Grandfathers extremely low digit serial number (in pristine shape i might add) Remington Model 141. (Another Irreplaceable gun)
I i am being uber anal about these loads for the above reasons. If i blew up my 686, 1911, or .44 carbine.... The 1911 was the first pistol i bought for myself after moving out, the 686 was my 30th B-day gift from the wife, the Carbine is old and cool. It would surely bother to damage any of these guns, but they ARE replaceable. Yanno? But I havent, (to this point) so its all good...but these rifles are a completely different game!
Please forgive my tiresome ignorance but they say and i fully believe the only stupid questions are those unasked!
Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated. Reading the directions in the manual, the leaflet that came with the dies is good....but why not use all the resources available to me? Like YOU GUYS!!