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#3228103 - 04/21/13 07:36 PM Re: What to start with [Re: dh1984]
DIRTTRAX
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If you can find the lee 4hole with auto index its a nice press too. I have it also Not hard at all to use either. You can manually pour your powder or you can still put the automatic dispencer off the loadmaster onto the 3 or 4hole.
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#3228532 - 04/22/13 10:15 AM Re: What to start with [Re: DIRTTRAX]
dh1984
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oh ok i'll see if i can find the four hole press. I seen the 3 hole and thought it would be a good one to start out with then work my way up to a bigger and better press.
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#3228822 - 04/22/13 05:35 PM Re: What to start with [Re: dh1984]
DaveB
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I have been using a lee 3-hole turret since 1985 or so and it is finally showing some signs of wear. I have a turret for each caliber I own .223, 22-250, 243, 7mm08, 280, 308, 30/06, and 300 winmag. I would suggest not buying a kit and the deciding factor is cash to spend and what caliber(s) you going to reload. I use RCBS dies. I have the same RCBS 10-10 scale I bought in 1985. I have a Lyman manual trimmer, recommend one with a motor as this is probably the most boring of all reloading tasks.

As for components, exercise caution right now as prices are exploitative.

As mentioned earlier, get a book or books-check the local used book store-and if at all possible find someone to show you the process, mentor you through your first efforts.

DO you save money? Maybe. over the long run, I know I have. Plus, i have the distinct pleasure of killing deer with bullets I made.


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#3229306 - 04/23/13 10:12 AM Re: What to start with [Re: DaveB]
dh1984
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
I have been using a lee 3-hole turret since 1985 or so and it is finally showing some signs of wear. I have a turret for each caliber I own .223, 22-250, 243, 7mm08, 280, 308, 30/06, and 300 winmag. I would suggest not buying a kit and the deciding factor is cash to spend and what caliber(s) you going to reload. I use RCBS dies. I have the same RCBS 10-10 scale I bought in 1985. I have a Lyman manual trimmer, recommend one with a motor as this is probably the most boring of all reloading tasks.

As for components, exercise caution right now as prices are exploitative.

As mentioned earlier, get a book or books-check the local used book store-and if at all possible find someone to show you the process, mentor you through your first efforts.

DO you save money? Maybe. over the long run, I know I have. Plus, i have the distinct pleasure of killing deer with bullets I made.


Okthe only two rifles i have to reload for right now is a 30-06 and a 30-30. but the 30-30 needs a stock put on it. so right now i just have the 30-06 and if i can find the reloading components then i would have something to do while I'm not hunting.

but i'm looking right now for dome dies for the press i'm going to get. i'm leaning toward the RCBS dies. But i'll start looking for a reloading book I thought i had one ordered but it looks like they have it on back order. Thanks for all the info i'll start looking now for the press and dies. then i'll have to find the scales and the powder measure. Then case trimmer and all the other stuff.
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#3229557 - 04/23/13 04:07 PM Re: What to start with [Re: dh1984]
DaveB
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Your 30-30 with broken stock. Check out Boyds-

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com

The prices are reasonable, IMHO, and the selection is pretty good. Stocks and Microfit do not carry 30-30 stocks, best as I can tell.

I have twin Boys, 16 in two weeks, and the year i taught them to handload and shoot accurately we went through 900 centerfire rounds. Here's my 30/06 Browning from this past season
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#3229562 - 04/23/13 04:12 PM Re: What to start with [Re: dh1984]
DaveB
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If you could get to Memphis, I'd sell you 100 pieces of 06 brass, a box of primers, 50 ballistic tips and 50 Partitions for about 80 bucks. Need more reloaders and I can spare enough to prime the pump.
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#3229804 - 04/23/13 08:20 PM Re: What to start with [Re: DaveB]
dh1984
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Dang if i could get there LOL. Hmmm let me get my press and stuff first then i'll holler at you when i get it set up and ready if that's ok with you Dave.

i have been looking at a few presses that i liked and i'll hopefully have one by next month.
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