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Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

 
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:10 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

Read this Kane, it should answer your question.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

Great article. Thanks for the post. I finally broke down and purchased the "ABC's of Reloading." I'm a few chapters in already. Amazing how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. Once I get through this book I'll make my purchases for the equipment.

On a side note, I stopped at the store and checked out some of the presses first hand. Glad I checked them out first. Some of the ones I was interested in felt like **** in person.

Will keep you all posted...

Thanks, T
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

Okay... after some reading, some research, and much discussion... I believe I have everything narrowed down to my final selection. Before I take the plunge and purchase everything I wanted to hear y'alls opinions on the product selections.

From MidwayUSA, my reloading kit will be as followed....


Lee Challenger Breech Lock Single Stage Press - $67
Lee Deluxe 3-Die Set, includes seater, full length & neck resizer - $34
Lee Quick Trim Die - $9
Lee Quick Trim Case Trimmer - $15
Lyman E-ZEE Flo Universal Adjustable Powder Trickler - $18
Lyman Case Prep Multi Tool - $21
Lee Improved Powder Measure Kit - $11
Frankford Arsenal DS-750 Powder Scale -$30
Lyman Turbo Sonic 2500 Ultrasonic Case Cleaner - $110

Grand Total $315. I'll probably hold off on the ultrasonic cleaner for now as I won't need it until I reuse the new brass. So I'll only be out $205 up front... then I'll have the ole wifey gift me the cleaner for my bday

What do you pros think?

BDK
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

Get a Lee Classic Cast Press(if you are buying separate). Otherwise buy the Breechlock challenger kit.

Get a beam scale(one comes in the kit above).

If you get a Breechlock get some bushings for it.

I just use a fired cartridge case for trickling powder. It's quicker. you also need a funnel(comes in the kit above).A hand primer is good(one comes in the kit above).

Get a dial caliper.

Electronic scales(especially cheap ones) can't be trusted. If you want a decent scale at least buy a Gempro 250.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

Swap out the challenger press for the classic cast. Ive had both and honestly would buy a new clasic cast before id take the challenger for free. Trust me, its that much better. Id also recommend a beam scale over the digita to a beginner but thats more personal preference. Otherwise looks good to go.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

X2 on Metalhead's comments.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:25 PM
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Re: Which Kit for First Time Reloader?

I'll take your word on the press... But just for arguments sake what is the big difference between the two?
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