Originally Posted by jkward
I am just getting into reloading and I purchased a Lee reloading kit. I am trying to figure out what brass, primers, powder, and bullets to use. I am shooting a .308, I know that there are a million choices. I am not looking for the best I just want to start shooting something better than factory rounds. Thanks for your suggestions.
Since you're just getting started reloading I'd get some Nosler Ballistic tip 150 or 165 grain bullets. They're easier to stabilize than some of the higher BC bullets.
The powders that jinx suggested are good options ( I like varget because it's temp stable , I'm not sure about the others )
As far as brass I'd start with either winchester or remington . It's less expensive than the high end brass ( Lapua etc...) and you'll still be able to put together some really good ammo. Once you've been reloading for a while you'll really appreciate the high end stuff.
Primers, I use winchester or CCI . It all depends on what you can find . It's been hit or miss with primers for awhile. But Large rifle primers are starting to show up with some regularity.
I'd start at SAAMI length , which for .308 Winchester would be 2.810. Once you find a powder charge you can adjust the seating depth to suit your rifle but that's another issue.
Good luck , have fun and be careful.