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Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:23 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

Lots of great feedback guys, I sure appreciate it!!! I'm sure I'll be asking for help once I start reloading quite often. It ain't easy to teach me new tricks. Any more ideas please don't be shy.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:10 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

Not trying to hi jack the thread but I have never tumbled any of my brass. For you guys that tumble brass do you think it helps in the quest for accuracy or is it a cosmetic thing?
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

A lot of items mentions you definately wont need inituatally....and maybe never. But a few items you definately need to even beging are....?

RCBS RockChucker press with shell holders to match your calibers
RCBS Chargemaster Scale
a primer pocket uniformer & flash hole deburrer
K&M expander mandrel
Inside neck chamfer tool
Outside neck chamfer tool
Digital caliper
Hornady headspace gauge + inserts
neck lube & imperial sizing wax
usual items e.g. loading blocks, funnel, brushes
steel wool
trimmer
some hand primer tool -or- a press mounted ram primer ( I use one on the cheapest Lee C-press loader made)

There are numerous places online to get reloading data BUT you still need various manuals. I Use the Lyman and also the Hodgen "magazine" manuals but have many many pages or printed out data from the internet.

Whatever loading manual you don't have... that's the one you need.

Be careful and most of all....ENJOY
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:15 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

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Not trying to hi jack the thread but I have never tumbled any of my brass. For you guys that tumble brass do you think it helps in the quest for accuracy or is it a cosmetic thing?

I tumble mine. It keeps dirt and etc, etc out of my dies...PLUS it keeps it off my hands too.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:50 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

howdy. one piece of advice,and ive learned by checking it out. get a digatal scale. if you get one, load a few rounds with old scale and load a few with digatal.reweigh your loads in the digatal loaded rounds then reweigh loads out of your beam scale on the digatal.guarantee no two will be the same.digatal scale is the way to go. just my opinion.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:13 PM
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

to idaho. ya need to clean now and again. carbon build up can and does affect your neck thickness and ignition from your primer pockets.
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Re: Buying the right equipment the first time? Advise wanted!!!

ditto to sully.
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