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Unread 09-30-2013, 09:22 AM
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Retro or new reloader

Acquired an old Herter's reloader and some dies. Wondering if its good enough to get started reloading for the first time or should I sell it and get a new type (RBCS, HORNADY, etc.) reloader?
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    Unread 09-30-2013, 12:06 PM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

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    Acquired an old Herter's reloader and some dies. Wondering if its good enough to get started reloading for the first time or should I sell it and get a new type (RBCS, HORNADY, etc.) reloader?
    the Herters uses an odd sized thread (not .88-14tpi). I see dies for them on Ebay every now and then.
    gary
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    Unread 09-30-2013, 12:52 PM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

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    Acquired an old Herter's reloader and some dies. Wondering if its good enough to get started reloading for the first time or should I sell it and get a new type (RBCS, HORNADY, etc.) reloader?

    Get rid of it and buy a NEWER model of the brands you mentioned.
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    Unread 09-30-2013, 04:51 PM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

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    Get rid of it and buy a NEWER model of the brands you mentioned.
    +1, go newer
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    Unread 09-30-2013, 11:12 PM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the direction.
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 09:44 AM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

    if money is an issue, I'd simply pick up a used Lee cast iron press. You see them on Ebay all they time, and they are not a bad press. There are also presses made of aluminum, but I'd be thing cast iron or cast steel. I suppose you could modify the Herters press to use the standard thread size, also am thinking your whipping a dead horse
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 12:45 PM
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    Re: Retro or new reloader

    if the gear is in good condition use it if you wish. Me, I agree with the rest, sell it and buy new.
    As for buying used on ebay you in my opinion go to
    https://fsreloading.com and have them send you a classic cast press for $94.00 Then grab what ever brand of dies and case prep tools you want
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