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Old 11-05-2013, 05:35 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

Yep, its gets more expensive than you can ever imagine. To buy good ammo and then fire 100 rounds on a Saturday would kill you $$. Reloading and shooting 100 rounds on a Saturday will just set you back $100 if you have the brass, so you might just have to readjust your budget.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

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A good starting point for reloading are the kits that most companies put together. They typically have everything you need to get started. Then once you do some reading and reloading you begin to figure out what works for you and you can sell the parts you don't want and acquire the pieces you want/need to augment the original kit. I started with an RCBS kit like this:

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Single Stage Press Kit

I immediately got rid of the Uniflow Powder Measure (not very accurate) and bought a powder trickler (helps with the final couple of powder it takes to get the charge weight juuuust right)

You will notice that virtually every kit comes with a reloading manual. All of them are pretty good and if you get a couple of them, you can read through them and begin to formulate a process and loads that will work for you.

Welcome to the addiction! Let us know if you have any more questions.
Buy a powder trickler. It will make life easier. For years I would scoop powder in a spent casing and hand trickle the final few grains onto the scale. It was torture.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

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Buy a powder trickler. It will make life easier. For years I would scoop powder in a spent casing and hand trickle the final few grains onto the scale. It was torture.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:22 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

A powder make reloading life sooooo much easier!
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:18 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

NUmbe- i have a 70 super grade in 300 win mag. it is my most attractive rifle. it is also very accurate. i have loaded for the 300 rsaum and the 300wsm. i would start with the 168 cbt bullet. and varget. re-19 and 17 also ok. i have an electronic powder measure that makes it a lot easier. good advice to get a rockchucker. i have had mine since 1969. it has paid for itself easily.
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:04 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

I'll update this post with my investment as a result of the help hahah


Thanks a lot guys.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: New Gun, New Scope might start reloading looking for advice.

Whoever told you reloading saves you money is either a liar, or not a part of the community.

Since I've started reloading, I've discovered that my .270 wasn't "good enough", so I turned it into a .280 AI. (I had never heard of an Ackley Improved round before reloading)

Really what I'm trying to say is it's a great hobby, that if you really get into it, will end up costing you more money because you will run across a whole bunch of stuff you "need" haha. This happens to me everyday.

P.S. There is nothing wrong with a .270.
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