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Old 01-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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im thinking about getting into reloading. sounds alittle complicated for a newbie, but is it worth it in the long run? what else do i need other that the press, dies, brass, primers and tips to get started? im starting to collect all my brass i have shot already incase i start to reload and have around 500 empty cases already, and will continue to keep them cause if i dont reload ill just scrap themonce i have enough. can someone get me a couple list of things i will need to start reloading, and a good press to start with.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Start off with a reloading manual, and don't forget you will need powder as well. Yes, it's worth it. You can make accurate rounds tailored to your firearm and you will save money in the long run.

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#1 Buy at least one good manual (Lyman, Sierra, Hornaday, RCBS, etc) and read it cover to cover. The manuals are REQUIRED READING!!!! There will be a test...when you shoot your first round. If you hit the target and do not blow yourself or your gun up, you have passed the test. This is an ongoing testing regimen. Each round you put down range is a new test. The quest for a perfect score is a lifelong endeavor.

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Everything those above me said, plus it's a heckuva fun hobby.

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Just be careful, collecting brass on trips to the range can become a disease. Oh yeah, you will need a tumbler too.

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Reloading has to be taken very seriously

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buzz buckets/tumblers/vibrators are not mandatory, especially for those reloading practice rounds.

I loaded 10mm for a year or two before i got my bucket.

Bullets
brass
primers
powder
calipers
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manual
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/new-reloading-look-here-15130/

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/reloading-101-great-starting-point-27166/

Read the above two threads and then reread them.

Then get the book ABC's of reloading and read it get a good reloading manual and read it as well. Then ask questions....
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I agree with the posts above, get yourself a good reloading manual. I personally like the Sierra and Hornady ones. Read them and re-read them until you dont feel that reloading is complicated and then you are ready to buy the equipment, materials and give it a go.

Good luck.

remember........alcohol and/or drugs and reloading do NOT mix. Its really easy to be hanging in your basement or garage reloading and have the urge to crack a cold one........reloading is something you need your 100% concentration on. All it takes is one double charge to injure or kill yourself or others.

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