This is a discussion on Scary reloading in process within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Originally Posted by Landric I get my supplies at a combination of places. For the first time in my reloading life I placed an order ...
Just a little tip on powder purchases.
A trip to the local trap range can net huge benefits for you. Most powders that trap and skeet shooters are the same stuff we use to reload our pistol ammo. Most decent clay target ranges have it in stock in large containers at a decent price.
I havent bought any in a number of years because I stocked up when it was cheap. I am still shooting powder that I bought back in the 1950's that was military surplus then. Still works just like it did 50 years ago.
Also, you may want to check out a few of the surplus powder web sites. Welcome to Bartlett Reloaders - Jeff Bartlett comes to mind. Sometimes Jeff has a good deal on brass,bullets and powder.
I can't get lead bullets locally, and one can generally order about 2000 (depending on weight) from Missouri Bullet for one shipping charge (~11.00), which is like adding $2.75 per box for shipping if one buys 2000 at a time.
Their service is excellent and they tend to have pretty fast shipping times, even these days.
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Haven't had the cash to buy the equipment, but I already read the ABCs of Reloading and regularly go through the threads to learn.
I am saving my brass (already have about 1,000 cases), have 'em in a bucket. Does it matter if I leave them there for months before cleaning/tumbling or does the fouling get harder to remove with time?
I was thinking about the Hornady LNL AP but it seems that I will probably be getting a cheaper single stage or turret due to cash limitations. Suggestions?
G21SF, G30, G36, Ruger SP101 DAO, S&W 642
You may want to start with a Lee single stage press & dies and then upgrade as the cash flow improves. Don't forget that there will be other stuff to buy like a scale, calipers, trays, tumblers, media, etc.
Keep asking question any time a doubt surfaces
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The Lee 4 hole turret press kit is $99.99 at MidwayUSA every thing you need but the dies, calipers and tumbler.
I have also been buying my powder in larger amounts....I am just happy that I can share some of my powders between 28ga. shotgun and .38 special loads......saves a lot!!
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What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
Most shotgun powders are also used for handguns. Read the description in the manuals, like Hodgdon which covers them, IMR, and Winchester powders.
Alliant Unique can be used in all shotguns and all handguns as well as most rifles (light loads, lead loads). It can be dirty in some loads, but cleans up well enough.
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I use Unique in 20 ga skeet loads and my handgun loads. I buy jacketed bullets from Berry's - free shipping. Primer and powder I buy locally.
Definitely ask questions, there are no dumb ones when it comes to reloading.
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