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Unread 11-19-2009, 04:33 PM
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Re: reloading help

I would steer clear of Lee if you value good tools as you've stated you do. Lee=Harbor Freight IMHO. The only thing they make that I use is their factory crimp die. Pretty hard to go wrong with RCBS. I'd see if your buddy was willing to part with that Rockchucker that is gathering dust under his bench and build from there. Single stage is definitely the place to start until you know just exactly what is going on at each stage of the process and spend time with your mentor!
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    Unread 11-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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    I have 5 different presses at this time, and must say you can't beat the DILLON for a progressive, and I use the old RCBS for the bigger stuff (300rum etc.) and the others are set up for specific jobs, but I WILL NOT use the new RCBS dies, the quality sucks, DILLON or HORNADY are great .
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    Unread 11-20-2009, 09:47 PM
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    I was thinking about seeing what he would part with. Just buy as I go thing that way I get what I want. I got to stop by the book store what U thunk speer
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    Unread 11-20-2009, 10:12 PM
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    Re: reloading help

    You came to a great place to ask questions about handloading. I just started this year and have learned so much from all these guys. I highly recommend the articles on case prep and ladder testing. Also the 6mmBR forum is nice as well.
    As for your choice of books, I would probably not get that one. There's nothing wrong with it at all, but if you get the RCBS kit, it comes with that same manual. My first manual was the Nosler manual and I like it a good bit. My loading kit was Hornady, so now I have two good manuals.

    My biggest advice. Just take your time and don't rush. Also KEEP RECORDS!!!


    Anyone have any good record keeping suggestions?
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    Unread 11-20-2009, 10:45 PM
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    Re: reloading help

    YA take my time Iam sitting here with nothing to do LOL I want it now wa wa. thanks going to check it out
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