Originally Posted by DocB
Regarding the RCBS front load competition micrometer seater... Is the stem compatible with VLD bullets, or does it require a different stem?
You know, I asked this question over 3 weeks ago.
I don't want to come off as indignant or unappreciative but...
I ask questions when I don't understand something or I'm unsure. I have no experience reloading, none, zero, zilch, zip. I only think I know what I know by what I read and a lot of that is confusing. So I ask questions.
I DO KNOW that when I do start reloading for my 300WM I will be using almost exclusively Berger Hybrid and VLD bullets. My alternative is the AMax. I do know that Berger VLDs require special seating stems and the case must be chamfered using a special tool.
So as I slowly acquire the tools to begin reloading piecemeal, I want to ensure that I purchase the right tools the first time. It's kinda hard to just run down to the gunshop or Cabelas and check out dies and tools when you're 8000 miles away in Afghanistan and all your research is restricted to the internet.
My only alternative is to ask my wife to check stuff out, but she's even more lost than I am. But she is willing to learn and wants to reload for her guns also.
So I ask questions of those here whom I consider to be without a doubt experts in long range precision shooting and reloading.
And I read some more.
But like Socrates is quoted as saying " The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know."
So help is appreciated, positive, negative, or otherwise.