Originally Posted by mightyman
I am really impressed here with the knowledge of the members on all topics! I really enjoy reading all the info and have learned much.
Based on the continued rise in cost of factory bullets, I bought a RCBS Rockcrusher kit and am almost ready to begin my first reloading.
However I would appreciate your expertise on anything else outside of the kit that I may need like extra tools, types of scales, gauges, and especially the best brass to use as there are so many to choose from.
I can easily watch a couple U-tube videos and learn, and ask a couple friends but would greatly prefer listening to the experts.
Another question, is how many times can you safely reload the same shell?
thanks so much for the response.
Get a couple of reloading manuals and pour over them. Then read 'em again. Lot's of good info in Sierra, Nosler, Lyman's books and others too.
You will need your press, a beam and balance scale(and funnel), a case trimmer, method of priming,dies for each cartridge, case lube, and a way to clean your cases(tumbler, etc.). You should have a powder measure, trimer pocket scraper(if you don't get the ash out of the primer pockets you will get high primers- a safety concern), a caliper, and loading blocks. There are case uniforming tools that I'm sure are great, but I really don't get into that. I'm more concerned with the barrel liking the bullet.
Others have their necessary tools in addition to this, but some get by with less than I've mentioned.