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Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 PM
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advice for getting into reloading

my neighbor reloaded for a couple of guns of mine, he recently got divorced and moved. challenging to get reloads, now that we live 1hr apart. he has the die sets/primers/cases/powder/bullets that i've paid for, so i was thinking about reloading for myself.

what components, prefer higher quality stuff, do you guys recommend for great accuracy/repeatability for someone who only needs to reload 20-30 rounds per month for each of the following calibers? 257 wthby, 300wm, 7mmRemMag?

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:29 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

For what you stated take a look at this link on cabelas. It's the whole RCBS kit to get you started for $300 and there is a decent rebate on top of that. I don't think you can go wrong getting it and the only thing I can see that you will have to buy separately would be the shell holders for the press.


Cabela's: RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:29 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

Here's what I have

RCBS Rockchucker press
RCBS standard FL sizing die
Forster Benchrest Seater die (on the way)
RCBS 5-0-5 Scale
Forster Original case trimmer
Hornady OAL guage,

I started with the kit Topgun 30-06 mentioned, and added a couple things

Don't reload the calibers you have, so I'll leave any suggestions on that to people who do. I just got into reloading this last spring, reloaded about 200 rounds or so, and like doing the process almost as much as shooting.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

Have you ever read a reloading manual? If not, start there.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:08 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

What does a reloading manual have to do with his question? Incidentally, the kit I recommended does include a Speer #14 reloading manual.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

Not poking at anything but it sounds to me like he doesn't know what to do to get past the basics so he can focus on accuracy. You don't need to spend a lot of money on equipment to make high quality accurate ammo.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:45 PM
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Re: advice for getting into reloading

That is exactly why I made my post recommending what I did!
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