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Old 08-13-2012, 04:21 AM   #1
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I want to start reloading my -06 as any factory loads are not as good as i would like (neither am i). Looking for Recommendations for dies and equipment. my grandpa has an old single press die set for his 44. He has a brass resizer and im assuming something to measure the powder. Sorry for the long winded ness. To synopsize recommendations on brands or newer equipment for reloading my -06 rounds. I would like to keep it under 200$

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have a Lee single press that I use to reload my 45/70 and I also have the Less perfect powder messure and a RCBS beam scale.As for dies I use two brands RCBS or Lee the Lees are CHEAPER just as good except they dont have a lock they use a rubber ring on there dies you could buy a Lee reloading set for 200.00 or a little more.Check out midway

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I have a Lee single press that I use to reload my 45/70 and I also have the Less perfect powder messure and a RCBS beam scale.As for dies I use two brands RCBS or Lee the Lees are CHEAPER just as good except they dont have a lock they use a rubber ring on there dies you could buy a Lee reloading set for 200.00 or a little more.Check out midway
Thanks. I will look around online and my local bass pro/ academy.
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If you mean he has a single stage press and .44 dies, then all you need is .30-06 dies, case lube, a powder measure and scale, bullets, cases, powder, primers and A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! Read the book FIRST! Understand that all gun powder is not created equal. Pistol powder in a .30-06 will probaly blow up your gun and injure you.

READ A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! The Lyman 49th edition is one of the best.

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If you mean he has a single stage press and .44 dies, then all you need is .30-06 dies, case lube, a powder measure and scale, bullets, cases, powder, primers and A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! Read the book FIRST! Understand that all gun powder is not created equal. Pistol powder in a .30-06 will probaly blow up your gun and injure you.

READ A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! The Lyman 49th edition is one of the best.
Thank you. And yes i meant he has a single press and dies. I am obviously new to reloading. I knew about the powder but thanks for reminding me. I have alot of brass, and he has a powder measure. Any suggestions as far as powder and bullets go?
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Hodgdon H4895 and Sierra 165gr boat tails is a good place to start IMO, RCBS/Lyman dies are worth the extra money. Buy a can of Nevrdull to clean the neck/shoulders, alittle case lube goes a long way. Primer pocket tool is money well spent also. Powder measures are really nice but not necessary, a decent beam scale and powder trickler will suffice.

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I would buy an RCBS Rockchucker press. You are going to end up with one anyway sometime in the future. Nothing wrong w/ getting a used one. They never wear out. Same w/ dies. RCBS can't be beat. You can get an RC press and RCBS dies for under $200 on the auction sites.
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This is all you need plus powder, primer, projectiles and your fired brass. $26.49 in equipment plus the componants toa ssemble.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/508946/lee-classic-loader-30-06-springfield

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