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Old 01-13-2010, 09:22 PM
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Finally joined the family

Put the order in today for an RCBS Rock Chucker kit and a few case prep items and the terrifying realization hit me of how much this is actually going to cost me.
Ultimately I'll be realoading four long gun cartridges but have decided to start with my baby (264Win.) and move on from there.
At least I've got everything to prep my brass so when I can actually can buy bullets and powder they'll be ready to go...
I'll thank you all in advance as I've seen nothing but good things come from these forums.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:34 PM
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Re: Finally joined the family

welcome.and I think you will be really pleased with you buy.there is nothing like reloading your own ammo.even when it gets to you.the best thing about it is when you make one little ragged hole for the first time.and it keeps getting better as you learn more and more.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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Congratulations on your purchase...yes those dollars do add up and they say it's cheaper to reload...well I guess it is per round but, once you start reloading you wind up shooting a whole lot more. Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:50 PM
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I just bought the same kit last week. Everything works great and good instructions on how to use everything. Good Luck!
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:48 PM
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Be sure to read the included book.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:23 AM
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I told my wife it would be cheaper for me to reload and so 2 Xmas's ago I got the kit....then she saw the bill where I got the kit, trimmer, brass, dies, powder, bullets and I was told to return it lol It's expensive to start out, but you start shooting more because you wind up making 50-100 bullets at a time with different formulas to try and find the best one. Now add that up @ $40/box of 20...that's $200 for 100 bullets....then load up another 100+ once you find the right formula. Now multiply that by several calibers and you are saving money. I've been doing it for @ 13 months now and I think I am finally at the point to where I'm saving money because I don't get to shoot that often. If you shoot alot it will add up quicker. Not too mention it's just fun watching bullets you made shoot tiny groups that are 1/2 as small as the factory ammo!
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:12 PM
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Re: Finally joined the family

Cleaned out a corner of the basement this morning and I hope to buy materials for my first "reloading bench build" next week.
Any ammenities you wouldn't be without on your bench?
I haven't given it too much thought, but plan to have about a 5 foot long main workspace, about 24-30" wide(from the wall.)
I'll have bookcase like shelves on each end to about eye level with pegboard in between.
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