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Old 01-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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I recently have took an interest in reloading, no surprise due to recent events 223 ammo is expensive and hard to find. I am looking at a lee single stage reloading press it's $30.00 now here is my question, I found a set of dies one is a decaping die and the other a bullet seating die now does the decaping die also resize the neck of the casing or do I need a resizing die as well and do I also need a priming die to set the new primer

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Here is the press It needs a set of dies and a shell holder

Here are the dies one is a decaper die and the other is a bullet seater. Is this everything that I will need to be able to start reloading besides the obvious bullets,primers,powder, and brass?

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Look at your decapping die again. I am reasonably sure you will see that its marked somewhere as a sizer. If that is true, you are set to go. A good powder scale and you are ready. A powder measure will soon be a very handy addition.

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Those look like Lee RGB dies, I have some of them, most 2 die rifle sets are a bullet seater die and a decapping/full length size die, at least all the 2 die sets I have used have been that way. U can also get a neck sizer die if you want to use fire formed cases and not resize the full length of the casing. If your dies came with any instructions it should tell you in them what you have there but it is most likely a full length size die.

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Those look like Lee RGB dies, I have some of them, most 2 die rifle sets are a bullet seater die and a decapping/full length size die, at least all the 2 die sets I have used have been that way. U can also get a neck sizer die if you want to use fire formed cases and not resize the full length of the casing. If your dies came with any instructions it should tell you in them what you have there but it is most likely a full length size die.
Yes they are lee RGB dies and I went on midwayusa and it said in the description that it was a sizing as well and does the decapping die also seat in a new primer or does the shell holder put the new primer in
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do yourself a favor an spend 30 on a book called the, " the abc's of reloading"

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The die has nothing to do with installing the new primer, nor does the shell holder. You will need a priming tool or a press which accepts a press mounted priming tool, I prefer the hand prime tool, you can see them on Midway, most kits come with one, I suggest the RCBS hand prime tool as it uses standard shell holders like your press uses, if you get the Lee hand prime tool you will also have to buy special shell holders specifically for that tool which won't work in any press, not even Lee's presses. Shell holders and dies are interchangeable between brands and presses with the exception of the Lee auto prime shellholders. Do you have a reloading manual? If not you need to get one, all the reloading component companies put one out, this is a must have for reloading, don't load any load which you don't have written data for, also the manuals usually have a section in the front explaining a lot of the processes, my RCBS kit came with the Speer manual and i have also bought a Sierra manual, can never have too many.

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Go to ammosmith.com and check out the reloading video section. James does a great job of explaining reloading.

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The die has nothing to do with installing the new primer, nor does the shell holder. You will need a priming tool or a press which accepts a press mounted priming tool, I prefer the hand prime tool, you can see them on Midway, most kits come with one, I suggest the RCBS hand prime tool as it uses standard shell holders like your press uses, if you get the Lee hand prime tool you will also have to buy special shell holders specifically for that tool which won't work in any press, not even Lee's presses. Shell holders and dies are interchangeable between brands and presses with the exception of the Lee auto prime shellholders. Do you have a reloading manual? If not you need to get one, all the reloading component companies put one out, this is a must have for reloading, don't load any load which you don't have written data for, also the manuals usually have a section in the front explaining a lot of the processes, my RCBS kit came with the Speer manual and i have also bought a Sierra manual, can never have too many.
No I haven't got around to getting a reloading manual. But does anyone know how many 223 bullets a 1lb tube of powder will load, give or take?
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About 250 giver or take. That number is assuming 27 grain load. There are 7000 grains to a pound. I don't recommend neck sizing for semi auto's. Neck sizing is for bolt guns if you are going to use the same gun the case was originally fired in.

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