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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. :)
Why does everyone recommend starting out on a single stage?
 

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I still use single stage as well, however I have a "O" press, I don't recommend the "C" presses, looks like you have a good start, however I would mention, you don't have to stick with the same brand for all of your equipment, you would save money by looking at Lee Rifle dies, they do the same job as the expensive ones, I do prefer the Hornady Titanium Nitride pistol dies. Also Lee has a shellholder set I believe of 10 or 11 shellholders.
 

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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?
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.. :p

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! :eek: )
 
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