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Old 01-22-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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I em wanting to start reloading for a 22-250 and 30-06 I know what press I want and I know i need a case trimmer and a scale and a micrometer and dies I know what bullets i want to use but not sure what powder im thinking about useing imr 4850 but not sure and how long will a pre fired case last befor switching out any info will help thank u

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Bigdaddy, take a deep breath. And remember, paragraphs are your friend.

Before you go buy out the store, truck over to Amazon.com, and find a copy of The ABCs of Reloading. Yes, last year's edition is fine.

Sit down and read it before you buy anything.

Powder will be determined by caliber and by bullet weight. All of the powder companies and bullet makers have load data on line- and you will also need (second purchase) a load manual.

How long brass lasts depends on how much it gets worked in reloading and in firing. The more it gets worked, and the hotter the load, the shorter the brass life.

Basic components- a press, dies, scales, powder, primers, brass and bullets. Beyond that there is a WORLD of goodies- some gotta have, some nice to have.

But FIRST, buy the book- READ the book- and THEN come back with questions. Please note- this is NOT a slam or a put-down in any way- it is serious advice I wish someone had given me before I started.

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Bigdaddy, take a deep breath. And remember, paragraphs are your friend.

Before you go buy out the store, truck over to Amazon.com, and find a copy of The ABCs of Reloading. Yes, last year's edition is fine.

Sit down and read it before you buy anything.

Powder will be determined by caliber and by bullet weight. All of the powder companies and bullet makers have load data on line- and you will also need (second purchase) a load manual.

How long brass lasts depends on how much it gets worked in reloading and in firing. The more it gets worked, and the hotter the load, the shorter the brass life.

Basic components- a press, dies, scales, powder, primers, brass and bullets. Beyond that there is a WORLD of goodies- some gotta have, some nice to have.

But FIRST, buy the book- READ the book- and THEN come back with questions. Please note- this is NOT a slam or a put-down in any way- it is serious advice I wish someone had given me before I started.
Ya thats why i told him to post his question on here. Anyone tell you your a great guy to have around for info?

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Bigdaddy, take a deep breath. And remember, paragraphs are your friend.

Before you go buy out the store, truck over to Amazon.com, and find a copy of The ABCs of Reloading. Yes, last year's edition is fine.

Sit down and read it before you buy anything.

Powder will be determined by caliber and by bullet weight. All of the powder companies and bullet makers have load data on line- and you will also need (second purchase) a load manual.

How long brass lasts depends on how much it gets worked in reloading and in firing. The more it gets worked, and the hotter the load, the shorter the brass life.

Basic components- a press, dies, scales, powder, primers, brass and bullets. Beyond that there is a WORLD of goodies- some gotta have, some nice to have.

But FIRST, buy the book- READ the book- and THEN come back with questions. Please note- this is NOT a slam or a put-down in any way- it is serious advice I wish someone had given me before I started.
Ok lol I did forget to say I have a old nosler book that tells me about every thing and how to do it I just want to get it right so I dont end up with a pile of scrap metal and I will get the abc book as soon as I find one
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Ok lol I did forget to say I have a old nosler book that tells me about every thing and how to do it I just want to get it right so I dont end up with a pile of scrap metal and I will get the abc book as soon as I find one
Barnes and nobles would probably be a good bet

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Barnes and nobles would probably be a good bet

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I dont even no if there is one by me I think mega sport had one last time I was there
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I em not goin 50 mile for a book I can order online lol
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Hmmmm cant say i blame you

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Hmmmm cant say i blame you

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So that book tells me everything from beginning to end right
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