New Equipment

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Nikolakangrga, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Nikolakangrga

    Nikolakangrga Well-Known Member

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    OK guys, I am sure this has been answered many times prior and i apologize for that but if you guys had to start all over what would you guys do?

    Buy a reloading kit?
    Piece together?

    I want to reload precision ammunition for a .300WM, .300WSM and a 7mm-08. Just not sure if the kits will give me the equipment i am looking for and will need. I want to make sure my powder scales are dead on along with all other equipment being as accurate as possible...

    im not worried about the money if its worth spending.
    thanks,
    nick-
     
  2. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    If I had to start over today reloading.

    Forster Co-ax

    Lee neck sizer die

    Forster Competition seater die

    Hornady OAL Guage

    Forster Neck turning tool

    Ultrasonic cleaner probably cheapo one off ebay.

    Lee Perfect Powder Measure

    Hornady/RCBS auto powder dispenser.

    Hornady concentricity gauge.
     

  3. jakebrake

    jakebrake Well-Known Member

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    Well I am new to this myself.But its cheaper to buy a kit.I just bought the RCBS master kit.I love it but I am glad I have someone who knows wats going on.Beacuse I learn by doing not reading but the dvd they supplied was great.
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Reloading is like any other hobby or trade where tools are involved. Only experience and time spent will produce the proper tools for you. If I had to start over I would duplicate what I have. There is not a "kit" on the planet that would satisfy me as a onetime deal.

    But then again if you don't know what you need or which tools are best for you a kit might be a good place to start. Then as your expertise develops so will the proper tools.
     
  5. Nikolakangrga

    Nikolakangrga Well-Known Member

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    Yes completely agree that time and experience = the perfect tools. But with your guys's knowledge, is there anything I should replace from the beginning tooling wise which may or may not give me the results I want from a kit?
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    There are no magic tools!

    It's not the tools that make the difference it's you. You could look at ten different fellas reloading benches and the tools will be different and each will turn out high quality loads. In the hands of a craftsman a mediocre tool will produce quality.

    Here is one tool that will help you turn out high quality loads. A book by Glen D. Zediker "Handloading for Competition" ISBN 0-9626925-9X
     
  7. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I agree with kcebcj.
    Get Handloading for Competition, and every tool suggested within it, and you'll save alot of money & efforts over time.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I bought a ...

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    ... almost 4 years ago. There are 2 things I have not used from the kit at this time - (1) powder dispenser - because I don't mass load, I just use the ...

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    and (2) universal priming arm/auto primer feed - I use RCBS universal hand primer instead ...

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    Nothing fancy but it works for my current reloading requirements.

    Good luck and happy safe reloading.