Beginers equipment?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ineverFTF, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    I want to start reloading my -06 as any factory loads are not as good as i would like (neither am i). Looking for Recommendations for dies and equipment. my grandpa has an old single press die set for his 44. He has a brass resizer and im assuming something to measure the powder. Sorry for the long winded ness. To synopsize recommendations on brands or newer equipment for reloading my -06 rounds. I would like to keep it under 200$
     
  2. clem_

    clem_ New Member

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    I have a Lee single press that I use to reload my 45/70 and I also have the Less perfect powder messure and a RCBS beam scale.As for dies I use two brands RCBS or Lee the Lees are CHEAPER just as good except they dont have a lock they use a rubber ring on there dies you could buy a Lee reloading set for 200.00 or a little more.Check out midway
     

  3. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Thanks. I will look around online and my local bass pro/ academy.
     
  4. oldpapps

    oldpapps New Member

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    ineverFTF,

    Check the stickies above, they have good advise.

    As for where to send your money, check the sponsors of this forum and compare prices and availabilities with:

    http://www.dillonprecision.com/
    http://www.grafs.com/
    http://www.midwayusa.com/
    http://www.natchezss.com/
    http://www.wholesalehunter.com/subcategory.asp?keywords=Reload&category=RE

    And any other online or store front business you know of. The key is to know what you want (in general terms) and not get switched to something you don't want.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you mean he has a single stage press and .44 dies, then all you need is .30-06 dies, case lube, a powder measure and scale, bullets, cases, powder, primers and A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! Read the book FIRST! Understand that all gun powder is not created equal. Pistol powder in a .30-06 will probaly blow up your gun and injure you.

    READ A GOOD RELOADING BOOK! The Lyman 49th edition is one of the best.
     
  6. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Thank you. And yes i meant he has a single press and dies. I am obviously new to reloading. I knew about the powder but thanks for reminding me. I have alot of brass, and he has a powder measure. Any suggestions as far as powder and bullets go?
     
  7. Badshot320

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    Hodgdon H4895 and Sierra 165gr boat tails is a good place to start IMO, RCBS/Lyman dies are worth the extra money. Buy a can of Nevrdull to clean the neck/shoulders, alittle case lube goes a long way. Primer pocket tool is money well spent also. Powder measures are really nice but not necessary, a decent beam scale and powder trickler will suffice.

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  8. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I would buy an RCBS Rockchucker press. You are going to end up with one anyway sometime in the future. Nothing wrong w/ getting a used one. They never wear out. Same w/ dies. RCBS can't be beat. You can get an RC press and RCBS dies for under $200 on the auction sites.
    cottontop
     
  9. groovy mike

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    Badshot320 New Member

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    ................:(

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  11. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Wow nice. But being so cheap is it worth buying it and having it not perform well. Should i just save up and buy something a little more expensive?
     
  12. Badshot320

    Badshot320 New Member

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    ............ double :(

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  13. oldpapps

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    ineverFTF,

    The 'wack a mole' Lee is great... I have three (I think, someplace).

    My view is to pick up a 'plain jane' 'O', single stage press. Used is good, not much to hurt. I've had and used a 'C&H' offset 'O' press for 60 years. Much simpler to work up test loads with. The progressive is for set/proven loads.

    'Lee' tools are not over built, they do well and are less expensive than others.

    Figure out what you thing will fit your needs before you buy.