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Old 11-05-2006, 07:00 PM
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Considering reloading...

Hi I'm new to this site and am amazed at the amount of information available on this site... I just recently aquired a browning a-bolt 2 in 7mm wsm and want to start making my own loads. I am wondering what set ups for reloading you all would suggest for a beginner, i would prefer not to have to shell out alot of cash and am considering buy used equipment to start off... any suggestions would be welcome..
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:37 PM
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Re: Considering reloading...

First off, welcome aboard, next RUN AWAY before you're hooked. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Seriously, it's hard to beat the Rockchucker supreme kit, has most everything you need to get started, will probably run in the $250 range. You could pick up used stuff off of ebay, but by the time you pay shipping for 7-10 different items you're savings will probably be minimal.
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.
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Old 11-06-2006, 06:16 AM
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Re: Considering reloading...

The Lyman kit is also another option I have the RCBS and have had great service out of it for 35 years.Son-in-law has the Lyman kit, plenty of extras and a big strong press.
You will not save money reloading but you will get a very precise load for your particular rifle.The reason you will not save money reloading is you will shoot so much and have a great time doing it, probably increase your skill level as well...Welcome to the show! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:10 PM
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I bought a rcbs jr on ebay and I load 338-378 weatherby I have no complaints and a rcbs 10-10 scale it cost me $90.00 for both and the die's $29.00 and a bullet puller $12.00 with collet.The powder Imr 7828 $18.00, primers cci 250 primers 100 $2.20 ,Bullets hornady sst 225 gr 100 bullets $20.00 Four box'es of bullets would of cost me $400.00 so for me it pays off.I had 3 box's of weatherby shells that I payed $94.00 a box plus tax's and I'm useing that brass right now I've.re load it 4 time all ready.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:39 AM
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Re: Considering reloading...

Thanks for the replies, i have decided that i'm going to get an rcbs press since it seems everyone that i have talked to has nothing but praise for them. i haven't decided which press i want to buy i'm leaning towards the rockchucker supreme kit, i'm also wondering what other essentials i will need for reloading, i have more rifles that i can reload for, sortof a collector, but these 7mm rounds are what pushed me to consider reloading ($50 and up for a box)
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:51 AM
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Welcome abord, You might look at the buy,sell swap trade borrow section. Len has a press or two on there. I like redding presses and he has some good prices on them. You might want to get on the midway web site ( www.midwayusa.com) and get a general idea of what is what. When you decide to tackle this additive reloading stuff get yourself a good manual. I suggest Sierra Bullets manual it is an excellant source and they have a great group of guys in their ballistic help line. I have asked them tons of questions over the years and they have always been an excellant source of information. There are a great bunch of folks right here and they are always willing to give their two cents worth.
Hope this helps, RH
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:11 AM
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Re: Considering reloading...

Midshouth shooters have the RCBS supreme kit on sale for 214.00
Tim V
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