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What to do?

This is a discussion on What to do? within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Originally Posted by Mr. Chitlin A fully loaded Dillon 650 is nice, but you'll have ~$1K tied up in it to start loading what you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Chitlin View Post
    A fully loaded Dillon 650 is nice, but you'll have ~$1K tied up in it to start loading what you are wanting to load.

    Start with a good single stage or turret press and learn the ropes. You should be able to get started for a couple hundred dollars.

    Check Midway USA, Grafs and a few other online sites for reloading equipment. Also get a couple of manuals and start reading and make sure you know what you are getting in to and that you want to make the commitment.
    +1. And a +100 on getting at least 2-3 different reloading manuals, and read them before starting. The ABC;s of reloading is a great one to have too.
    I have 5 different reloading manuals, and I cross check every load between them before reloading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom n8ies View Post

    If I had it to do all over again I would get the Lee Classic Turret first.

    Me too I think. And for the reason you just stated, becuase it can be used as a single stage press while learning and then pick up the pace later on. I almost suggested the same thing.

    Of course, it is still good to have a single stage press on the bench for some jobs. I am about ready to add a classic turret pretty soon, to speed up loading handgun ammo.

    I think I will always continue to load my rifle ammo single stage though. Simply because when I load pistol ammo it is for shooting paper and I need some quantity, but my rifle ammo is for precision shooting and hunting.
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    I started on a LEE single stage press, but I recently began loading using a LEE hand press. No wife to complain about where I load so I do it in front of the TV. Sometimes I will just prep shell cases. Other times I will load and seat. Never more than 50 rounds at a time. It beats the hell out of a therapist I do put everything away when I'm finished so its not like my living room is a gun shop. I reload 38, 9mm, 40, 45 and soon 50 AE but I do everything by hand now.
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    When I first started looking, I thought I had to have a Dillon but it was going to be a lot more money than I thought I would have to spend to get started. Talked to several people and did some looking around. I ended up with a Lee Classic Turret. It really does do a great job. I sometimes still think about the Dillon, maybe some day.


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