Re: Just getting started
I would say Meichele has it again. Now, if we are talking what we would buy, then I would buy better than what most would buy. If you are wanting to load for longer ranges, than you will not be happy with the everyday stuff. And what most seem to be missing, you will save money in the long run by not purchasing things that can't do what you want of them. You started good with the Redding press, now I would buy only Redding dies, or maybe Forster or Bonanza, preferably the Comp. Grade dies, or a type that excepts the bushings. Also, I would buy a Wilson brass trimmer, that will do some other jobs as well. It is the best, and not as expensive as some would think. Some type of "Culver" powder measure. A good beam scale, Redding shell holders, a powder trickeler, and mayhap a good neck turner. Also I would purchase an inside primer pocket uniformer (I like Russ Hayden's) and a flash hole uniformer. Sinclair's is good, but expensive. Go to there web site and order a catalog. They do have a great catalog. I haven't found any reloading tools to complicated that I could not figure it out. I started reloading by purchasing a Rockchuker reloading kit, and will honestly say that I am not satisfied with it. It may be ok with everyday folks, but when you learn what it will not do, you soon understand. You will never get your money back for any reloading purchase that you make. Think long and hard what you want to do, and ask lots of questions. Ask why people use what they do, and what they prefer, and why. Then make YOUR judgement by what you think YOU want to do. The guys on this site are great, and a big help, good luck!! We are all on the same path, lets try and not make some of the same mistakes that others before us did!
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