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What else to reload 308 ammo?

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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:04 AM
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Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

i would suggest you not buy anything just yet. Go to your local range, meet the people, talk to them and find one or two who would be willing to help you get started. place a "wanted" add at the range for used/spare equipment and i think you will be amazed at what pops up for sale. If your club/range is active in benchrest, just "hang out" at a few shoots and you will learn a LOT about reloading, as you mention 1,000 yd./F class.
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    Unread 02-12-2013, 12:50 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

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    No offense taken metalhead, i can understand what your saying. I have kinda tossed the idea around for a while now but never went through with buying anything. But with ammo prices the way they are its way cheaper in the long run and ill get better accuracy results with hand loading. Right now its almost $2 a shot and i can barely find anything of real quantity.

    So RCBS is pretty much the top of the line press? I was just interested in the lock n load thing hornady has, but again i have no idea if its much of a benefit anyhow. They also have the hornady deluxe kit

    Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic Single Stage Press Deluxe Kit

    But im just throwin that out there, if everyone pretty much agrees RCBS is the way to go ill obviously go that way.

    And thanks everyone for your suggestions and advice!
    Top of the line would be a Forster Coax single stage or a Dillon Progressive. RCBS is more of the standard in reloading. Right now the RCBS kit is a bargain with the $50 rebate.
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    Unread 02-12-2013, 04:04 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

    The problem is i dont have a "local" range/gun club, the nearest one is 3ish hour away... and i only have a few friends that have guns and they dont shoot long range or reload. Im kinda the lone gun nut and dont really have anyone that can show me what to do. Thats why hang around forums so much, i research whatever i need to know and then go practice on my own out at my personal range, which is a long curved valley, and if i go sit in the right place, i can reach just over 1000 yards.

    My plan is to practice as much as i can out there and then go to the gun range north of madison, i forget what its called now, to do the competitions.
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    Unread 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

    Winnequah Gun Club. Coincidentally, I live about 45 min north of there, lol.
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    Unread 02-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

    Ya that's the one lol id like to go up there but since I live in JoDaviess County Illinois it's quite a trip for me. I'd like to take a whole weekend and go up there, but I need ammo to shoot with, and I need to reload to get ammo, so im kinda stuck right now.

    the only amo I can find in bulk is federal gold medal match 168gr, gm308m, but that's almost $2 a shot. and from what I've read about it, it goes subsonic at 8 or 900 yards, even though my ballistic calculator says it should go subsonic at about 1050. I've also read that the 168gr isn't very accurate at 1000. so that's why I plan to reload very soon. and start buying the stuff I need it as soon as my taxes come in.
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    Unread 02-12-2013, 05:57 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

    Some necessary incidentals:
    Calipers-digital
    Hornady bullet comparator
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    Remington 700 5R .308 Win
    Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 LR/T Illum. TMR Reticle

    Browming X-Bolt .30-06
    Nikon Monarch SF 4-16

    Remington Sendero 7mm RM
    Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56
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    Unread 02-13-2013, 02:23 PM
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    Re: What else to reload 308 ammo?

    Another question, i was looking at the RCBS supreme press kit that was posted on here earlier, and it says i just need a shell holder and dies, now i found a 308 shell holder for $7.99, and i was looking at dies but again i have no idea what im looking at, is this all ill need?

    RCBS Competition 2-Die Set 308 Winchester

    If someone could post links and make a shopping list of everything I'd need I'd greatly appreciate it. digital calipers were also mentioned, any specific ones?

    I obviously wont start to mess with anything until I've read through the included book a few times

    Thanks in advance!
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