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Old 06-07-2010, 12:01 PM   #21
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diggs, thanks for your reply bro. I see now that getting just the press is not a savings. I'll probably get the same kit as you. Use it as a single-stage until I get good at what I'm doing then start to use it as it was designed.

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:12 PM   #22
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Not a bad idea. . . I managed to get my total tab down to right at $600, including powders, bullets and primers to produce a couple thousand .38/.357 and .44 cartridges and since the brass is in place, I guess it should pay for itself soon.

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Thanks for your input. I guess I'll just have to lay down the cash. It'll be worth in the long run I know.

As far as used equipment, hell. . .the Lee turret press was only $109!

As far as the woman. She has a point. . . an AR build, new AK, always on the prowl for a new wheelie. Maybe if she found a hobby it wouldn't be an issue, but oh well!
Maybe if she learned to reload and shoot her own ammo things might change for the better, you said she needs a hobby! Good luck
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I found that Lee has a hand press for reloading and you can use the standerd Lee dies in it and guess what they are dirt cheap you can even sit in your back yard and do some reloading .. I have the complete set up with 38/357 , 30-30 , 223. , 9mm dies and I do every thing from Black powder to smokless loading with it and havent failed yet ( Knock on wood ) so far so good I have a total of 25 bucks invested in the hand press it came with a primer loader I bought the dies from Cabelas for about twenty bucks a cal.

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Not a bad option either. I guess I'll sleep on it for a few nights. . .

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