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Posted:  6/29/2006 8:36 AM #11532
hot_lips_banana


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Subject: Reloading
I've been hearing that reloading is about to explode (har...har...) I guess with the way things have been going in the past year, it might be a good idea to start stock-piling or at least learn the basics of reloading. Ammo will not only be a neccessity, but would be a great bartering tool for food, shelter, etc if the crap hits the fan. Seeing as we are already in a metal shortage, ammo could quite possibly be impossible to come by. I'm curious as to how many people are already reloading... Let me know!
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Posted:  6/29/2006 5:03 PM #11544
Boogyman


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Actually I do a little reloading, I have two Lee Loaders for .44 Mag and .45-70, they're just these little hand-loaders but they do a decent job. Saves me a lot of $$ on ammo in those calibers.

I do want to get into reloading a lot more, but every time I have the money for equipment, I end up buying another gun! :shock:

Duh! :lol:


Posted:  6/29/2006 6:10 PM #11542
Red Neck64


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I reloaded for many years with all RCBS equipment gave it all to a good friend of mine that I knew since he was a boy.Now he does all my reloading for me custom ammo for our rifles to digest and spit at the X "that's 10 ring".The prise of the equipment for reloading may be prohibitive at starting but in time will pay for itself.We load 222,223,3030,7x57,308,3006,8mm, 45-70,all powder from IMR, primers CCI,Federal brass,pills Speer.,

Posted:  6/29/2006 6:20 PM #11556
Red Neck64


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Boogyman,Stop sitting on that VA check toss that hand loader out the window and get a press. :?:

Posted:  6/29/2006 7:42 PM #11548
Boogyman


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I hear ya, it's just that I got my C&;R license now and it's too dang easy to order guns through the internet.

What do you think of the Lee turret press? I know, I know, yer gonna tell me I should get all top-of-the-line RCBS right off, but I ain't rich, if you know how much my VA check is. I got bills to pay.

I know Lee is an "economy" brand, but if it works ok then it'd be good enough for me. I got all the time in the world, so I ain't in no hurry.

Also been lookin' at that Lee "Anniversary Kit" for about $79.95... appears to have all the basics needed to get started, including the big 'ol book with all the data. Hot Lips, have you seen that kit? It's in Cabela's and some other catalogs...


Posted:  6/29/2006 8:21 PM #11547
Red Neck64


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Boogyman,Lee is fine start with the basic kit ,many people go all out with all the best equipment then decide reloading is not for them.We all think we must get the most expensive stuff to do our best.Not so Lee gives us good reloading stuff at a good prise and Lee factory crimp is amazing.

http://www.leeprecision.com/

Posted:  6/30/2006 7:44 AM #11554
hot_lips_banana


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Subject: The anniversay kit
Item number 40353 is the Lee Anniversary Reloading kit.

I haven't actually worked on a lot of reloading here, but I'm making it my goal to start learning more in the next few weeks. I appreciate yall's input. It will me deicde which products to focus on.
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Posted:  6/30/2006 9:07 AM #11557
Red Neck64


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Subject: Re: The anniversay kit
Hot_Lips_Banana-Item number 40353 is the Lee Anniversary Reloading kit.

I haven't actually worked on a lot of reloading here, but I'm making it my goal to start learning more in the next few weeks. I appreciate yall's input. It will me deicde which products to focus on.


Reloading manuals is were to start get 2or3 of them, memorise all the do and dont's before loading 1round.Reloading is the only way to find the load your firearm likes the best,and that comes down to brass,bullet,primer,powder,crimp and many more found in the manuals.Once you find the load for your firearm you will leave the range a happy camper.

Posted:  6/30/2006 11:44 AM #11562
Boogyman


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Hot_Lips_Banana-Item number 40353 is the Lee Anniversary Reloading kit.

I haven't actually worked on a lot of reloading here, but I'm making it my goal to start learning more in the next few weeks. I appreciate yall's input. It will me deicde which products to focus on.


That's the one, thanks Hot Lips. I didn't realize CTD had it.

Does this kit have everything I need to start out with? Except the dies and components of course.... I just don't wanna get it and find out I hafta order something else....

I already have a good caliper, by the way.

Also which type of die set would be best? Probably start out with Savage .250-3000, it's expensive ammo and I have a lot of brass...


Posted:  7/3/2006 7:02 AM #11553
RendonRedneck


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The only thing missing from that kit is the dies and components.

As far as which ammo to load that really depends on what you will shoot the most.
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Posted:  7/3/2006 9:08 AM #11550
Boogyman


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Subject: Reloading
Thanks, Rendon Redneck.

What I'm asking is whatever caliber I decide to get dies in, isn't there different types of die sets you can get? Some have a crimper or something, some have 4 dies, others have 3, or two. I just want the basic set, cheapest I can get away with and still do a good job. Does CTD carry die sets?


Posted:  7/3/2006 9:14 AM #11551
RendonRedneck


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We do carry die sets
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/handgund_bhce.htm
and
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/rifledie_bhdb.htm

The two dies sets are what most of people I know that reload uses.
I work to support my outdoor habit
Aaron
NAHC Life Member
NAFC Life Member
Trained Gunsmith
According to wife outdoor and computer nut
I support the Bill of Rights
RendonRendneck@dovesoutdoors.com

Posted:  7/3/2006 9:24 AM #11552
Red Neck64


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Boggyman,Here is a large list of dies from RCBS but starting out I go with LEE.

http://www.tjgeneralstore.com/rcbs_die_reference.htm

LEE Link-http://www.10ring.com/Categories/leereload/LEE_Dies.htm

Posted:  7/3/2006 9:41 AM #11549
Boogyman


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Thanks for the info and links, ya'll.

I see CTD has a good selection of the Lee "Pacesetter" die sets, even in .250-3000 Savage.

So The Anniversary Kit and a Pacesetter set is all I need to get started then, aye? (plus bullets, primers, and powder, of course)

What about case cleaning? We thought about spending the bucks and getting a good rotary tumbler. like a Thumler's, because Ladybug could also use it for polishing her rock collection.

Can I reload without case cleaning? What about Chemical cleaners?


Posted:  4/28/2013 9:42 PM #37529
Edelwulf


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I got a lee progressive for my .45 LC ammo for CAS back in 2006.  (I use it in Rifle and pistol) It is a hoot, and if I had to I can cast my own bullets and make black powder for the cartridges.  (I don't at this time, but it is an emergency thought).  This reduces the cost of ammo to about 1/3 of factory ammo, and is pretty much always available.


Posted:  4/29/2013 6:34 AM #37530
Kull


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I have been reloading for years. Pistol,rifle and shotgun. Right now getting powder is a pain in the ass. Bullets and primers have gone up in price.  However powder has as well and it's all on backorder and nobody knows when it will come in. If you order a press,depending on what type it is,you may be waiting till june to get it.

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