Re: Who is from Wisconsin!
I spoke with Redding technical support and the were super helpful. They recommended that I go with their 'Deluxe' die set. Their reasoning is that I shoot .223 and .308 in both bolt and gas operated rifles. They assured me that I can reload ammo that is superior to any premium or match ammo on the market.
I pulled the trigger today and bought everything I need - except powder, primers and bullets. In addition to Redding dies, I purchased their powder scale, trickle and micrometer trimming lathe. I went with Lyman case care/prep hand tools and lubricants. All this gear is coming from Mid-South. I purchased the Frankford Arsenal tumbler kit (unbelievable low sale price), loading blocks, digital powder scale and cartridge cases. This gear and a Lee Auto Primer was purchased from Midway.
Looks like I'll be able to buy some powder, primers and bullets and not break my budget of $700.00. I saved a ton of money, because of Midway's sale prices for Frankford Arsenal products and going with Deluxe Redding dies rather than Match. This allowed me to plow the saved bucks into higher quality reloading equipment and helpful accessories. In case anyone is wondering, I also invested in reloading manuals. Heck, I even bought the Hornady reloading DVD.
I guess I'll move to the reloading thread. See you there...