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Old 12-26-2005, 08:47 PM
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Reloading set-up for beginner

I've decided to take the recommendations of the groupe here and start reloading for myself. As I looked at the starter kits out there I saw too many things that I wanted like electronic scales that were not in the kits. I decided to comply a list of components for myself and make you own starter kit. Would you guys mind looking over my list and let me know if I'm making any mistakes or leaving anything out that I should have?. All components are RCBS.

1. Rock Chucker supreme press
2. Competition reloadind dies .270
3. Debur tool - Case
4. Flash Hole debur tool
5. Primer pocket uniformer - large rifle
6. Primer pocket brush
7. Powder trickler
8. Shell holder #3
9. Electronic Scale - Rangemaster 750
10.Reloading tray
11.Case Trimmer - Pro Trimmer Kit
12.Ammo Boxes - 4
13.RCBS Digital caliper
14.Hand primer tool
15. Case lube Kit
16. Kinetic bullet puller

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:05 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Crusher 2 kit is a good deal.Graf's has them reasonable. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-26-2005, 09:31 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

what are you going to throw the powder with? I saw a trickler, but no thrower
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:39 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

1. Rock Chucker supreme press... yep
2. Competition reloadind dies .270... maybe...
3. Debur tool - Case... yep
4. Flash Hole debur tool... uh huh
5. Primer pocket uniformer - large rifle... definately
6. Primer pocket brush... nope, just use the uniformer... it works better anyway.
7. Powder trickler... yep, but the Hornady is just as good, and several $ cheaper.
8. Shell holder #3... Just order a whole set from Lee, and be done with it.
9. Electronic Scale - Rangemaster 750... yep
10.Reloading tray... What kind? mtm is good
11.Case Trimmer - Pro Trimmer Kit... yep
12.Ammo Boxes - 4
13.RCBS Digital caliper... maybe, you can probably get the same micrometer for less locally.
14.Hand primer tool... Definately... and the same shell holders above will fit.
15. Case lube Kit... yep, or a can of one shot... black can, not red
16. Kinetic bullet puller... definately.
Id suggest you lok seriously at the kits from RCBS, as it will save you a few dollars over buying the individual pieces, just augment the kit with the remaining items from above. Some additions might include...
Load manuals, load manuals, a big stack of spiral notebooks, catologes from every reloading product mfg's you can get ahold of... Redding, RCBS, LEE, forester and on and on.

If you are planning on FL sizing, or partial FL resizing, you might also look at the various bushing dies... definately the bset choice today. A lee collet die, and a redding body die will get you the same adjustability for a few dollars less, if you don't mind an extra operation.

A stony point comparitor and headspace gauge set for those calipers will also come in handy.
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:02 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

It seems my stuck case remover get used more than it should and as far a bullet puller goes the RCBS die type works better than the plastic pounder. I just discover this forum,my 1st post. Jim
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:16 AM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Not even 2 cents worth.

Get the ammo boxes that will allow the cartridges to be placed in it with the bullet up - not down.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:56 AM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Dont buy the RCBS digital vernier it will be sub standard and over priced for what it is, buy one from a reputable measuring equipment manufacturer, namely Mitutoyo, Moore and Wright or Starrett.


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