Reloaded for first time

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bigdumboy, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. bigdumboy

    bigdumboy Well-Known Member

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    Got a rcbs kit for christmas gift from my wife best gift ever got for christmas.So spend the next months getting all the tools i needed to reload my own manuals bullets and cases and dies and powders.Also did more reading than i did in school.Soon much stuff to learn. last week got to shoot so of the ammo that i reloaded,boy that was great the gun did not blow up i did not get hurt or anything first up was my new ruger hawkeye in .264 Win Mag. Three shots could cover with a quarter Next up was my 6.5Creedmorr in ruger target model same thing three shots in the quarter.

    I am hooked for life now.I will say one thing so many different things go into reloading which dies to buy, powder,bullets,cases.One thing you will have to do is read so much great information on reloading.Got must of the best information on this forum reading the posts so i would like to thank all the guy that take time to answer questions on here.
     
  2. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    congrats to you
    now you are hooked. Next thing for your toy box will be a chrono.
    I can soon see dime sised groups in your near future gun)
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! I'm also pretty new to this as well...I've been reloading since before Thanksgiving, but I'm like a sponge and absorbing every tip, trick, and bit of info I can find.

    I am also addicted for life. Especially with the money savings after the first initial investment.

    There's nothing quite like that feeling the first time you shoot some ammo you loaded and it groups really nicely.
     
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  5. 40crk

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    I'll bet your wife is regretting that gift LOL. I bought a Lyman turret press and basics several yrs ago and have since replaced everything but the press. I like reloading more than shooting. Heck I reload for my buddies just for the fun of it. It can get costly if you get the bug. Now I;m even considering the Redding T7 press.
    Just remember. Primers contain lead and shot primers coat the brass so don't let kids play with the brass or tumbler. I let my kids play with the tumbler until I learned this. Even if you shoot non lead bullets there is enough lead from primer to cause damage.
     
  6. bigdumboy

    bigdumboy Well-Known Member

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    All my reloading stuff is in my man closet,under the stairs
    bench fits very well and have room for hunting stuff.All my stuff is rcbs
    frankfort trumbler kit.

    Bigdumboy
     
  8. bigdumboy

    bigdumboy Well-Known Member

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    That is the next toy on the list.
    Any suggestion?

    Bigdumboy
     
  9. jasent

    jasent Well-Known Member

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    Pro chrono digital has worked great for me,very easy to set up and affordable
     
  10. jasent

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    Enjoy the world of reloading :)
     
  11. flashhole

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    So what you have to do is create a wish list of ALL the things you want or need and post it where everyone can see it. Be thorough, include manufactures name and part number. Birthdays, Christmas, Father's Day, Valentines Day, Grandparents Day, Ground Hog Day, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Flag Day, President's Day, Bastile Day, Columbus Day, St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, 4th of July, Cinco De Mayo and any other obscure holiday you can think of that would prompt someone to buy a gift ... just point to your list. You can include inexpensive to exhorbitantly expensive things on the list. I have a standing rule for Christmas gifts ... powder, primers and bullets. I got every piece of reloading gear I ever wanted over the years ... just had to be a bit patient.
     
  12. 40crk

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    Emphasis on the be thorough part. I made the mistake on several occasion of letting my wife know I was dreaming of something and she being the sweet thing she is got me one. For instance I wanted to replace a single power scope on my 20 yr old rifle with an awesome new scope and she got me a Dusk to Dawn special. That rifle now wears that scope for the sake of my marriage. I wanted a range spotting scope and she got me a Walmart special. Last but not least I mentioned my desire for a good range finder and got a top of the line STUD finder for Christmas. Be thorough, be very very thorough.
     
  13. flashhole

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    Been there, had that done to me. Be thorough. Don't leave room for interpretation. I've kept every gift I was ever given in the spirit of knowing it was a gift. Doesn't always check a box on the list though.
     
  14. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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