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Old 02-06-2013, 05:14 AM   #1
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Alright guys after reading The ABC's of Reloading twice and finally getting my shop and work area fixed up the way i want it I am ready to place my order for my reloading press....

Right now i have a cart made on midwayusa.com with the following in it:
Hornady Lock n Load AP Progressive Press
Hornady powder measure micrometer for handgun and another for rifle
3 pack of bushings
Hornady 9mm 3 die set
Hornady 7.62x39 2 die set
Hornady .223 Remington 2 die set (will this reload 5.56???)
Hornady Shellpates for all three
Hornady Shellhholder 5 pack
Hornady One shot dry lubricant

So comments please...Anything I'm missing? or ordering and dont really need? i.e. extra bushing/shellplate holders (going to get the sonic cleaner and a digital scale when funds replenish) Also will the .223 die also reload 5.56? anyone have any experirence with the micrometer measures? are they necessary?

thanks for all of the advice in this thread and any future advice coming...great forum

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Welcome to the money pit....there is always one more thing you need

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Damn good start. I think maybe you may have cheated yourself a little. Starting out with a single stage "C" press and set of balance beam scales can teach you more about reloading.

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Yes it will load 5.56. In fact try to find a manufacturer that sells 5.56 dies they all say 223. The reason for this is it's the same thing.

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Bench tumbler oal gauge headspace gauge, etc, etc there's never enough when it comes to reloading

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Damn good start. I think maybe you may have cheated yourself a little. Starting out with a single stage "C" press and set of balance beam scales can teach you more about reloading.
Why does everyone recommend starting out on a single stage?
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That's what I started on and still use. The progressive is for speed. The single stage more precision

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Damn good start. I think maybe you may have cheated yourself a little. Starting out with a single stage "C" press and set of balance beam scales can teach you more about reloading.
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Why does everyone recommend starting out on a single stage?
For one thing, You catch your mistakes faster... It makes it a little easier when you catch it earlier instead of after you made 300+ rounds..

You learn the "feel" of it. After loading for a while you can tell when something isnt right on a press stroke. (i.e. Like a primer not seating right.. )

I do mostly rifle right now, but I really like doing all the steps. I find reloading fun (Maybe even more than shooting! )
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