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vmkeith 01-01-2012 07:42 AM

Finally Setup and Reloading
 
The wifey got me the Lee Anniversary Kit for Xmas, and I've finished getting everything else needed to start reloading. Got everything setup today and loaded my first 20 rounds of 6.8mm SPC.

It's not much of a setup, but you use what you've got, and I'll improve my setup as time goes on.

case prep
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...g/CasePrep.jpg

press and powder
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...ressPowder.jpg

My first 20 rounds...unfortunately I forgot to get a bullet puller. Something I seriously need as my first few rounds were loaded too deep.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...adedRounds.jpg

fmj 01-01-2012 12:08 PM

Being a fan of Lee stuff (its what i use) the FIRST things your gonna want to upgrade is the scale and measure.

I have found the powder measure never throws a consistent charge. And a digital scale makes life SO much easier.

I have also found the "needs and wants" never end!


Welcome to the reloading world....

MidnightExpress 01-03-2012 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmj (Post 664495)
Being a fan of Lee stuff (its what i use) the FIRST things your gonna want to upgrade is the scale and measure.

I have found the powder measure never throws a consistent charge. And a digital scale makes life SO much easier.

I have also found the "needs and wants" never end!


Welcome to the reloading world....

I agree with fmj, the Lee scales I have are not consistent at all. I can weigh a known object four times and get 3-4 different readings. I don't know about the powder measure, I have one, I'm just not using it. I'm using the Pro-Auto Disk and it seems to be very consistent with my pistol and rifle powders.

I'm not a fan of digital scales for reloading, I prefer the RCBS 5-0-5 scales I'm currently using.

cottontop 01-03-2012 02:14 PM

I kind of like that Lee scale. Mine is pretty consistant.
cottontop

tiberius10721 01-04-2012 08:51 PM

When reloading pistol ammunition I use the lee disk system because it works well with powders like hp38,bullseye,and tight group. For reloading my rifle cartridges I love my rcbs charge master. As far as my lee scale I've knocked it over so many times that I've lost count and it still works perfect.


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