About to get started with reloading...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by The7mmSTW, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    Well finally was able to move to a place with a little bit more room and im ready to get my reloading setup and going

    I have 300 Blackout to get started with and also 7mm STW

    I have a standard lee reloading single stage press, do you think it will handle the 7mm stw casing or should i step it up to something from RCBS single stage

    but i have some questions for you pros on safe handling

    How do yall clean up spilled powder?

    -Matt
     
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Matt,

    Welcome to the fold! Your Lee press shouold be no problem at all for the 7mm STW, and of course the 300 Blackout will be a piece of cake as far as the sizing goes. You might want to read up a bit on the specialized techniques for loading semi-autos, if you're using the Blackout in an AR, but with this one you'll still need to take it a step further. This is especially true if you're loading subsonic rounds for use with a suppressor. AAC has some pretty good tips on the care and feeding of suppressed rifles, and a great deal of info on the Blackout. Worthwhile stuff.

    Spilled powder, no problem; broom and dustpan. I keep a bench brush on hand just for this type of mishap. Just have to avoid the vacuum cleaner, as it's not a good mix with propellants. (Dave Barry once wrote a column about an annual competition between vacuum cleaners siphoning gasoline, and just how fast they turn into jet engines. Hey, guys will be guys!)
     

  3. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Walmart sells a 3 dollar miniature dust pan/brush combo. Works great for the reloading bench. I also keep an empty powder jar and use it as my spilt powder and trash bin. Just make sure to write trash on it so you don't accidentally use it.
     
  4. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to add that the dust pan can be found in the auto section of walmart
     
  5. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    perfect thanks guys