Wanting to start reloading... Please help...

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Smallville85, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Smallville85

    Smallville85 New Member

    I want to start reloading my own rounds what are some good quality but cheaper re-loaders and/or kits. It's going to be for my handguns (9mm and .40 cal). Any info will be most appreciated.

  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Have you cruised this sub-forum at all? Reloading is a very deep subject and you asked such a vague question that you would be better off reading all those threads and then coming back with specific questions.

    We'll all be happy to help you after you've helped yourself a little bit! :)

    Dillon, Hornady, and RCBS are considered to be some of the better name brands.

    Lee is another name that is loved by one of our more prolific members, cpttango13.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011

  3. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

    There are several threads posted here on starting to reload, they should be within the first 3-5 pages or should be found if you do a quick search. A lot of questions answered in them, but you should first buy a couple of reloading manuals and read them. I see a lot of questions posted here and on other forums that really should have been answered through reading the manuals.

    I started with the Lee Classic Turret Press Kit from Cabela's, I would recommend the similar kit from Kempf as I had to replace the Lee scales with RCBS because mine were defective. The kit form Kempf doesn't include a scale, so you'll have to get one separately. The Kempf kit does include a Lee Deluxe 4-Die Pistol Set of your choice. This kit and/or press is affordable and will load the high volume of handgun ammo I shoot as well as the rifle rounds I reload for.


    I also highly recommend the $22 upgrade option. The Pro Auto Disk measure is more user friendly than the standard disk powder measure.
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

    As others have already echoed, you need to be more specific. An important detail would be to know how much you shoot. That will go a long in recommending a good setup.
  5. tekarra

    tekarra New Member

    The first thing to do is go to the library and see if they some books on reloading then do some reading. Reloading can be fun and rewarding, but the potential for disaster is always close by. If possible, find an experienced reloader in your area and ask if he will guide you through the process.
  6. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

    Books/read online alot before you touch the press.

    Lee deluxe turret kit for 109.99 for less than 200 you can be up and running.

    I can load 300rds per hour on mine without trying too hard.