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Old 12-26-2011, 07:32 PM
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Need A Gift For A Reloader

Good evening and Merry Christmas,
My Father In Law is having a birthday next week. I would like to get him something that is a neat little tool or knick Knack that any reloader would love. Of course this is two fold because I reload with him. We buy and share equipment together. We have all the basics plus the latest addition of a digital powder trickler and scale and a case prep center. All ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:35 PM
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Re: Need A Gift For A Reloader

How about an annealer? I would highly recommend the Bench Source

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: Need A Gift For A Reloader

Bang for the buck wise, the item I feel I appreciate the most for the amount spent is the K&M Hand priming tool with indicator.

What price range are you thinking??
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Need A Gift For A Reloader

Kinda depends on what type of cartridges you load. Rifle, pistol, high volume, very precise bench rest type loads etc. etc.


1) If he is Computer literate, the Quickload program is awesome for checking out different powder, bullet combinations.

2) How do you prime your cases? Use a progressive? Single Stage? Do you have a hand primer (the Lee hand prime and the holder set is awesome if you're just using a single stage to prime and are trying to do a bunch of reloads).

3) Sinclair and Midway both sell nice reloading log books, only $5 or so each and quite handy.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:11 PM
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Kinda depends on what type of cartridges you load. Rifle, pistol, high volume, very precise bench rest type loads etc. etc.


1) If he is Computer literate, the Quickload program is awesome for checking out different powder, bullet combinations.

2) How do you prime your cases? Use a progressive? Single Stage? Do you have a hand primer (the Lee hand prime and the holder set is awesome if you're just using a single stage to prime and are trying to do a bunch of reloads).

3) Sinclair and Midway both sell nice reloading log books, only $5 or so each and quite handy.

Hope this helps,

AJ
We use an old single stage press to load 357, 44 mag, and everything between 22 hornet and 30-06. We still use the press to prime the cases. I think that hand primer may be my best bet. Do you have any recommendation on brand? We are not picky as to brand in that we don't have to have the same brand of everything. We just want quality. He also casts his own bullets for the 357, 44, and 30-30. I have not jumped into that yet.
All of his handgun loads are charged with a powder thrower. We charge our rifle cartridges individually.
Not too computer literate.
You have been a big help already!
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Need A Gift For A Reloader

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Bang for the buck wise, the item I feel I appreciate the most for the amount spent is the K&M Hand priming tool with indicator.

What price range are you thinking??
I would really like to come out of this without spending more than 30 bucks. Where would you buy the K&M? We are frequent customers of Midway.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:16 PM
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Re: Need A Gift For A Reloader

How about the caliber specific powder funnels from Satern. I use them & really like them.
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