SHTF Ammo Reloading For People Who Don't Reload.

SHTF Ammo Reloading For People Who Don't Reload.

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    SHTF Ammo Reloading For People Who Don't Reload.

    One cheap kit - Per one rifle or pistol caliber. Survival Apps.

    I have seen them sale priced as low as $20.00 & Change.

    Or if you want to save your factory ammo for some future "rainy" day. - and you have spare time on your hands...you can sit around for a while and reload 50 for range practice. Slow but steady will get you there and save you some $$$.
    It is possible to reload useable good quality ammo with a really minimal dollar investment even sitting in the cabin and by candlelight.



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    This could be interesting for me. I don't shoot but every two weeks or so. I can't afford a whole assembly and don't have a place to set one up anyway (apartment for another few months).

    Is this a good thing to use, or is it risky at all?
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    nice, but it is not avalable in .40 S&W or .300 win mag
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    Wow that is awesome. Thank you sir. I think I should buy one of each caliber that I shoot.
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    Great tool, started reloading with a Lee loader myself, the only thing I would add is the Lee primer-seating tool. Set off a couple of primers while seating them in the Lee loader, very unsettling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    nice, but it is not avalable in .40 S&W or .300 win mag

    I would love to have one in .40 S&W, but I am going to order the .308 for now and maybe a few others later.
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    I used to reload .38 & .357 with a Lee loader and never had a problem with anything I reloaded. It will sure get your attention when you are sitting in the floor watching TV, seating primers and one goes off. I've done it more than once....
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    I had one about 30 years ago,I would rather buy a lee single stage press for 27.99,then buy a set of dies for each calibre you want to reload,lee dies are around 25.00 a set,an autoprime 12.99, shell plate for every calibre 12.99,you will load faster with less trouble,just my .02
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    I dont reload, but this seems like it would be really slow. Am I right?
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    Those are the same kits I use to reload for three of my rifle calibers. Of course I also have a full set of dippers, a scale, a perfect powder measure, calipers dial and digital, flash hole tool, case trimmer, RCBS priming tool, and primer pocket reamers to go along with them.

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    The Lee hand press is also a good option for someone who doesn't have a place to set up a press or for a portable range/camping press.

    I have a 50 cal ammo can that will hold a Lee hand press, dies for two cartridges (in my case I have .223 and 9x19 in the can), a powder dipper for each, 100 bullets for each, 100 primers for each, shellholders for each, case prep equipment (gauge, lock stud, cutter, lube, etc.), ram prime system, load data, and a pound of powder for each.

    I'll probably get the whack-a-mole loader for .45-70 and keep that in the box too, though in order to fit stuff for that I might need to move up to a 20mm can.
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    This is what I started with and I still use it for 7mm rem Magnum.

    I now have a single stage press and dies for most of my major calibers
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    I started with those in the 70's. In the living floor, on a block of Oak. Loaded 380, 38, 45, 8mm, 30cal carbine. Great learning tool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    This is what I started with and I still use it for 7mm rem Magnum.

    I now have a single stage press and dies for most of my major calibers
    I think I have about 40 once fired cases if you need them. Next time I'm down south, I'll pick them up.

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    One thing to keep in mind, it says that it only neck sizes rifle brass. If you are using a bolt action and brass that was originally fired in your rifle this is not a problem, and could even be a benefit as the brass will last longer. The problem is if you have a case that was fire formed to someone elses chamber it might not work in your rifle. Also as I understand brass that has only been neck sized may have feeding/chambering issues in a self loading rifle.

    For straight wall cases it looks like a great tool to have around.
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