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zaitsev44 10-15-2013 11:24 PM

Wanting to Start Reloading
 
I've been watching a bunch of videos on YouTube on reloading, and I've seen how simple it is. Iraqveteran8888 has a lot of good videos on reloading. The Lee 50th Anniversary Kit sounds good for starters and is pretty cheap ($110 or so) and iraqveteran8888 did a 3 part review on it. It looks like it has everything I would need. I'm wanting to reload for .30-06, .303 Brit, .30 carbine, and .270 just to name the more costly calibers I have. Besides the Lee 50th Anniversary kit, dies, and components (brass, powder, primers, and projectiles), what else would I need? Thanks for any feedback and advice!

JW357 10-15-2013 11:27 PM

A good book. The ABCs of reloading is highly recommended.

Good luck!

zaitsev44 10-15-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by JW357
A good book. The ABCs of reloading is highly recommended. Good luck!

Ok thanks. IV8888 also recommended the reloaded handbook second edition by Richard Lee.

Anna_Purna 10-15-2013 11:39 PM

Its nice (not sure if the lee kit has them in it) to have a couple of shell holders like MTM makes to hold all your shells as you put the powder in. I like to do the powder, and then hold the tray under a bright light and visually inspect all cartridges for powder levels. If there is any that appears inconsistent to the others, I dump it, and reload that one with powder and check again just to make sure I have no Squibs, or Dangerous hot loads.


thee shell holders can be bought for around 10 dollars, or if you have a drill and a piece of wood you can make your own, but they are very handy for reloading

zaitsev44 10-15-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
Its nice (not sure if the lee kit has them in it) to have a couple of shell holders like MTM makes to hold all your shells as you put the powder in. I like to do the powder, and then hold the tray under a bright light and visually inspect all cartridges for powder levels. If there is any that appears inconsistent to the others, I dump it, and reload that one with powder and check again just to make sure I have no Squibs, or Dangerous hot loads. thee shell holders can be bought for around 10 dollars, or if you have a drill and a piece of wood you can make your own, but they are very handy for reloading

Ok thanks. He was using one, I read something about lubing the cases. Is that necessary or just a precaution to keep everything flowing smoothly?

Anna_Purna 10-15-2013 11:47 PM

Lube them all. Or you may get a brass stuck in a die and end up doing what I did one time back home :eek:

Axxe55 10-16-2013 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by JW357 (Post 1402873)
A good book. The ABCs of reloading is highly recommended.

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by zaitsev44 (Post 1402874)
Ok thanks. IV8888 also recommended the reloaded handbook second edition by Richard Lee.

the ABC's of Reloading is an excellent book and one i highly recommend for new reloaders and those thinking about getting into reloading.

Richard Lee's book about relaoding is also a good source of information and a good companion to the the ABC's of Reloading. though he does refence alot of his own products for the information. and Lee makes some good products that are very affordable. i use them myself.

but get the books first and read them, then read them again. reloading is enjoyable and rewarding in adding to your shooting experiance and pleasure.

reloading can be very safe to do, as long as you follow the safety procedures and guidelines. if not, it can possibly damage a firearm, you are anyone near you. they are there for a reason, to keep you from getting hurt or killing yourself.

Anna_Purna 10-16-2013 12:37 AM

A hand primer reloading tool is so much more convenient to use than on doing it on my single stage press. Does the kit have that in it?

Anna_Purna 10-16-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1402951)
reloading can be very safe to do, as long as you follow the safety procedures and guidelines. if not, it can possibly damage a firearm, you are anyone near you. they are there for a reason, to keep you from getting hurt or killing yourself.

+10,000

you need to have quiet time with yourself when you do this, not have kids or friends over etc, do it when you can pay full attention or you could end up seriously hurt or worse

nitestalker 10-16-2013 12:47 AM

The blocks used to hold the cases is called a "Lube" block. The shell holders are the small numbered inserts used to hold the case head in the ram. The hand held priming tools can be dynamic if a primer detonates. This does happen wear glasses and gloves keep it away from your face. I would use the conventional ram primer on the press. For a little more money you can get the LEE Classic Turret.:)


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