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Old 02-14-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Hey I'm new to the forum. I am looking to get into handloader and just wondering what would be the best kit to get started. Also, any vet advice would be great. I'll be loading for my .308 and .454 cassull

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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Hornady makes fairly inexpensive reloaders but rcbs are nice too

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There are several manufacturers that sell reloading starter kits Lee,RCBS,as well as Hornady.

If you shoot a lot and plan on loading large quantities take a look at the Dillon progressive presses,I have a couple of their presses,they are top quality with an excellent warranty.

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If you are new to reloading the RCBS single stage presses are a good choice. The "O" type press has little or no spring when loading large rifle cases.
The progressive presses are a good choice after you learn reloading. The single stage can then be used for small batches and test loads.

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BaldRugerLover, I could use that name also. Also been thinking about getting into reloading and was wondering the same question along with how much room do you need? Would a person need a dedicated space or can the equipment be taken down and set up again without a lot of hassle?
Hope I didn't steal your thread.

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Here's a site you should become familiar with:

http://ultimatereloader.com/

Also there's some nice videos addressing this on You Tube.

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Step #1. First thing you should buy.

Copy of "The ABC's of Reloading". Go find a used copy over on Amazon.


READ the entire book. THEN go shopping. And you may find some bargains for reloading gear at Amazon and at E-Bay (boo!).

Right now your hassle will be finding powder and primers. Very short supply- part of the recent buying frenzy.

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Step #1. First thing you should buy.

Copy of "The ABC's of Reloading". Go find a used copy over on Amazon.

READ the entire book. THEN go shopping. And you may find some bargains for reloading gear at Amazon and at E-Bay (boo!).

Right now your hassle will be finding powder and primers. Very short supply- part of the recent buying frenzy.
Don't forget bullets. Very hard to find as well.
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BaldRugerLover, I could use that name also. Also been thinking about getting into reloading and was wondering the same question along with how much room do you need? Would a person need a dedicated space or can the equipment be taken down and set up again without a lot of hassle?
Hope I didn't steal your thread.

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There is a huge range of equipment. I have two presses and a bullet sizer mounted on a 10 foot long bench. But I started out with a portable kit. You can get a Lee Hand Press for under $30. I used to sit in my chair reloading while watching tv with my wife. The hand press is also nice because you can take it to the range with you. You can test loads as you make them.
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DILLON.
I like my Dillon press
Have loaded
.44 special
.45 ACP
.45 Auto rim
Great product.
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