i am interested and want to start reloading i was just wondering how much will it cost to start up an whats the best way to go about this? thanks!!
thank you!! and fir now 9mm want to look ant .45 and eventually 357 but start with 9mm where is the best place to get this equipment? thank you!filter777 said:That's a loaded question.... no pun intended. The cost would depend on which equipment you choose. As a beginner, a single stage press is recommended. Lee sells the least expensive. Depending on what you are reloading, you'll need to choose a set of dies. Again, the Lee carbide dies are the best deal on the market. You didn't mention what type of firearm, so I am assuming pistol. If you are reloading rifle, you'll need to consider other factors and costs. If I were you, start out with Lee equipment, budget for approximatel $200 (equipment only) and get yourself a couple of good reloading books. Of course there is also the cost of the reloading components such as primers, bullets, cases, and powder (assuming you're reloading your own once fired spent cases). Do some research. Youtube is great for that as a starting point. It also wouldn't hurt to buy a reloading book prior to purchasing anything else.
i want to stat off with 9mm but eventually .45 357 and 22nitestalker said:What do you want to reload? How many calibers? What firearms will you be loading for? We will need to know these things first. I am sure there will be a lot help for your reloading project.
17 and wow I do need to read I did not know that about 22 thanks I am looking for a book nowc3shooter said:Hi Trevor! As the folks have said- start by doing some reading. After that, you will know why you cannot reload .22 rimfire. There are several sources of loading equipment, including used equipment (ebay) but READ first.
If you are under 18, you will need involvement of your parents to buy powder and primers. As hazardous materials, they are age controlled. How old are you?
thank you very much sir!! is there any way i can save ur contact on this app so i can contact you in the futurec3shooter said:Trevor- get a copy of The ABCs of Reloading. You can find it on Amazon or possibly alibris.com Read the whole book, and come back to us with your questions- we'll be glad to help.
not right now for the sole reason of being to expensive for all the ammo i will probably also be going halfs with a friend of mineshadecorp said:Dont know if this was already asked,
Do YOU shoot enough to cover the cost of getting setup to reload ? ?
I agree you have alot of learning to do before you purchase anything.First and formost, get a good loading book. The Lyman's 49th edition or the ABC's of reloading are excellent choices. They will give you significant insight into the items you will need. Read the book (or books) from cover to cover and most of your questions will be answered. The book will stay with you for a lifetime as they contain load data you will use time and time again.
Actually you used to be able to get primed .22LR Brass from CCI and..After that, you will know why you cannot reload .22 rimfire.
Thank you sir!!!!c3shooter said:Trevor- do not access the forum by app, so can't help you there- but you can get any of us regulars just by posting here.
I'm on of the Mods that spends time herding cats here, and other than when I have to go somewhere and save civilization for a few days, I am usually around- as are other good folks that have been reloaders and shooters for a long time. Just give us a yell.
Actually you used to be able to get primed .22LR Brass from CCI and
Armscor, do not know if you still can or not. I never bothered with rimfire
I only ever saw primed brass once in a shop. Asked about it, it was beforeShade I never knew that. I have been loading for a very long time never knew you could buy primed rim fire brass? How did I miss that one?
Anyway how did it work? Do they make dies reloading books? Do you know what powder?