Reload equpment shopping time!
So instead of splurging on a new Smith 460V right off the bat, I've decided to take a more pro-active approach to my hobby, and hopefully reduce running costs. Thus I've decided to purchase some reloading equipment. Right now here's what I've got.
Lee Loadmaster press w/.308 Winchester dies
Loadbooks USA .308 Winchester manual
As you could probably tell, I'm gonna try my hand at reloading .308 Winchester first, so I can actually shoot my M1A instead of letting it collect dust due to the surplus shortage. Just out of curiosity however, are there any other reloading manuals that have info for 7.62x51mm NATO? I know the specs are slightly different than .308, and I know the weapon will chamber/fire either, but I was just wondering. And yes I know for future reference to separate 7.62 brass from commercial .308 brass (7.62 is thicker, and has smaller interior case dimensions).
I'd imagine the reloading dies and such will work for both .308 and 7.62, but if they don't, it'd be great if someone chimed in on that.
I'll also point out that if this goes successfully, I'll start reloading .40S&W, and maybe a few other calibers too.
Don't have a clue on powder, primers or anything of that sort as I have no idea what kinds to get yet. But I'm sure I'll learn. :smilez: