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#3128013 - 01/17/13 09:07 AM Looking to get into reloading questions
lockandloaded
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Ok I know it might not be the best time to be looking at reloading but... I have been thinking about getting into this for a few years now and seeing the basspro add last night got me thinking. So how should I start this adventure? The bps add was a hornady lock n load kit. I believe it was a single stage press. From what I'm reading should I look for a progressive press. I am wanting to reload pistol and rifle ammo. Are the dies interchangeable with any press. What's a good brand to start that I won't have to rebuy once I get more experience? I would like a kit but will buy the peices individually if I have some guidance. ANY help from you experienced loaders would be much appreciated. I have been paying 45 dollars a box of 270 surely I can reload for cheaper. Once I get past the first purchases. Thanks in advance.
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#3128066 - 01/17/13 09:52 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: lockandloaded]
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I personally like rcbs equipment, but lee, or hornady will do you fine. Start with a single stage and go from there, but i doubt you will ever really need a progressive
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#3128092 - 01/17/13 10:17 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: Rockhound]
lockandloaded
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Ok so you think a single stage is fine. Would I be wise to buy a kit or purchase seperate. Most of the dies I see in the classifieds are rcbs or lee. So if the are not interchangable I suppose I would be smarter to buy rcbs any way.
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#3128107 - 01/17/13 10:28 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: lockandloaded]
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I have been reloading on a sigle-stage press since 1984. Started out with a Rockchucker but I now have a Forster Co-Ax press. I've loaded thousands of rounds and unless you do some high volume reloading a single stage should be fine.

All modern brands of dies will interchange with any press.
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#3128130 - 01/17/13 10:42 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: rdl65]
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 Originally Posted By: rdl65


All modern brands of dies will interchange with any press.


That's what i was thinking but i wasn't going to say without knowing 100%. I have a rockchucker 5 and use rcbs, forster, and lee dies
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#3128166 - 01/17/13 11:04 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: Rockhound]
lockandloaded
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That's good to know that's also why I come to the tndeer guys for info. Now what all do I need I buy.
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#3128182 - 01/17/13 11:11 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: lockandloaded]
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A kit is a good idea if you are starting from scratch. You can pick up other pieces that you will need as you progress. Do a lot of reading and there are some excellent videos on youtube.
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#3128263 - 01/17/13 11:52 AM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: rdl65]
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=150979352613&index=0&nav=SEARCH&nid=82737672013. Found this on eBay. It has good reviews for the most part.
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#3128307 - 01/17/13 12:17 PM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: lockandloaded]
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That's the kit I would get if I was starting from scratch.
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#3128336 - 01/17/13 12:43 PM Re: Looking to get into reloading questions [Re: rdl65]
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A Speers manual is an excellent investment as well imo.
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