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Learning the basics/becoming competent

 
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Old 04-11-2006, 12:01 PM
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Learning the basics/becoming competent

I'm hoping to start reloading within a year for my 300WM. I've been lurking on reloading sites for a few years now, but I still don't feel I know everything I need to know. Anyone have advice on a good book to get that will cover ALL the basics...measuring the chamber, load development, and especially resizing/prepping brass and what equipment to get?
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:48 PM
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

Almost everything you need is going to be in this box when you open it.

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Rock Chucker Master kit.
It is available from Midway sales for 249.99

It includes:
Rock Chucker Supreme Cast Iron Press

Features:
; Ambidextrous toggle block allows for right or left handed operation

Kit Includes:
 Rock Chucker Supreme Press
 5-0-5 scale
 Uniflow Powder Measure
 Hand Priming Tool, which uses standard shellholders, not included, and comes with large and small primer plugs
 Case Lube Kit, which includes a 2 oz bottle of Case Lube-2, a case lube pad, 2 case neck brushes for .22 through .30 calibers and an accessory handle
 Chamfer and deburring tool for .17 through .45 caliber
 Universal Case Loading Block, which holds 40 cases in most rifle and pistol calibers
 Folding Hex Key Set with .050", 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64" and 5/32" keys
 Primer Tray-2
 Powder Funnel for .22 to .45 caliber, including the Winchester Short Magnum calibers
 The latest edition of the SpeerŪ Reloading Manual

Ram Stroke: 4"

The book has excellent instructions for the first timer.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:57 PM
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

What Hired Gun said!

The only other thing I picked up when I started was the Nosler manual. After readind both manuals TWICE I felt I had a pretty good grasp of the basics.
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

You will want to pick up a case trimmer and a vernier caliper in addition to the Rock Chucker kit so you can trim the case to the appropriate length. Then you will pretty much be set!
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

Plus a good pair of protective eyewear. We all make mistakes and it is good to be prepared for it.
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

Midsouth shooters supply.
www.midsouthshooters.com
Rockchucker supreme master reloading kit.
$219.99

Check it out.
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Re: Learning the basics/becoming competent

You can pick up everything cheap on ebay also, especially scales and other tools, dies etc.

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