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Unread 01-18-2013, 01:53 PM
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How to get started reloading..

I am looking to get started reloading. I have been looking at all the equipment and to be honest I am a little intimidated. The main thing is that I am not sure where to start. There are so many different kits out there to get you started. I am on a limited budget for right now. Can you give me some ideas about what over the counter reloading kit is worth buying. I see Lee has some very good prices but how is the quality. Honady also has decent prices. Where would you start? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How to get started reloading..

    As my first post here, I'll offer the following -

    The first thing I purchased to dip my toe into the water was a book, The ABC's of Reloading. Quickly followed by a collection of reloading maunals. Read them all, more than once.

    Next, ask around if someone local can take you under their wing for a few sessions of guidance on their equipment. See it happen, ask about their system. What do they like or dislike about their own tools. What would they do differently.

    There's a lot of wisdom on this forum and I'm sure you'll get some great answers.

    Good luck.
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    Re: How to get started reloading..

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    As my first post here, I'll offer the following -

    The first thing I purchased to dip my toe into the water was a book, The ABC's of Reloading. Quickly followed by a collection of reloading maunals. Read them all, more than once.

    Next, ask around if someone local can take you under their wing for a few sessions of guidance on their equipment. See it happen, ask about their system. What do they like or dislike about their own tools. What would they do differently.

    There's a lot of wisdom on this forum and I'm sure you'll get some great answers.

    Good luck.
    This is very good advice!!! Get a reloading manual or book to read with basic steps. This will give you the base you need to get started. Then you will have the basic knowledge to know what equipment you need or to ask the questions you need answered. Plus it will help you to make this a safe and enjoyable venture.

    Also, e-bay is a good source for good used equipment once you know what you want.

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    That is good advise. Thank you. That is what I will do.
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    Re: How to get started reloading..

    well,for what it may be worth,I always ask how much shootin you
    plan on doing.To some people it isn't worth putting all the cash into
    it until your sure this is what you really want..For someone shooting
    a box of 20 rounds a month..Not worth I say.But if you want to shoot
    say a 100 rounds or more a month,then go for it..
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    Re: How to get started reloading..

    I have thought about that as well. There are a couple of reasons that I want to start reloading. First, I do shoot a lot. Not necessarily with my long range rifle but I have multiple guns. Second, with the state of this country I foresee them taxing amunition more than it already is and factory ammo being more and more difficult to get. I want to be able to sustain myself without worry. The last reason is that I do want to get all I can get out of my rifle. Right now I am getting well under 1" with factory ammo. What could I get with reloads?
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    Re: How to get started reloading..

    That all depends on what you put in to it and how much work your willing to put in to it.
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