Getting started reloading....advice?

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    I've just been fishing around and you might be interested in this as a starter set-up.



    $167 if purchased separately, but as a package for $120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    I've just been fishing around and you might be interested in this as a starter set-up...
    I bought that very set up because I wasn't sure how seriously I would be getting into reloading. I found it at Bass Pro for $75 I think. I have been very happy with it, especially at that price.
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    Midway also has it on discount presently.

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    I would caution against "dabbling" in reloading. This is not something to tinker with. It is deadly serious business.

    It pays to make the investment in time and money to get set up the right way with the right equipment. If you aren't sure you are serious about reloading, then my advice is to decide now not to do it and don't waste your money on "starter" kits. YMMV
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    Get the Lee Classic Turret press kit from Cabela's for $149. Add dies and components. Lee dies are very affordable and come with a shellholder which the others charge up to $8 for. Cabela's is the only one that has the Classic Turret press in kit form.

    It comes with the Classic Turret press, Safety Scale, Auto Pro Disk measure, riser (to clear safety prime), and Safety Prime attachments for large and small primers.

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...847&hasJS=true



    You can get extra turrets for $8-9 each and swap out calibers easily. I have five turrets total for mine. I load 223, 7mm-08, 45/70, 10mm, and 45acp. For rifle I can load about 125-150rds/hr and pistol I can roll about 200rds an hour.

    The Lee site has a bunch of videos and how to's. You can see the classic turret in action there. Leeprecision.com
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    I have the Lee Starter kit and have beem using it for 5 years. I reload mainly .38/.357, 9mm, .45 Colt, 7mm Rem Mag, .30 carbine, and .308 Win.

    I started these in the order listed and just added 308 last year. A couple of hours on a Saturday well spent reloading, it keeps me off the streets
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    I started reloading when I was 14 back in the early seventies. Started loading 410 shotgun shells with a $10 Lee loader. Still have it, still occasionally use it. Didnt crimp the shells just tucked a precut cardboard wad over the shot and went starling slaying.
    If my kids ever show an interest in serious shooting that will be the starting point for them. Buy the loader, a pound of powder, a hundred primers, a hundred bullets of a larger caliber(Its just easier) and just load a few at a time to take with you to the range to compare to what you already shoot.
    You will see and feel proper primer seating depth. You will see and clean up after dirty powders and feel the magnum levels go up as you weigh out different recipes. You wont lose the urge to reload , but you will look at them with a bit more education.
    Its also something fun to do in bad weather.
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    With No Reloading Experience...

    May I be so bold as to suggest...an additional term life insurance policy also?

    Enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    May I be so bold as to suggest...an additional term life insurance policy also?
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias View Post
    I've just been fishing around and you might be interested in this as a starter set-up.
    I was looking at just that kit last night in Cabela's. If I remember correctly it was 69.99.

    Does anybody actually have any experience with this kit?
    What else (other then manuals) would I actually need to start?
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    I don't have the KIt you are refering too. Mine is an 15+ years old and I bought it used.

    I shopped aroung and got the reloading manuals.

    ABC's of Reloading, Speer Reloading manual, Hornady reloading...

    and my Granddads 1960's Fedearl reloading manual which kept my safe using weak loads when I first got started.

    Hope this helps
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