Retro or new reloader

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by rolly, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. rolly

    rolly Active Member

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    Acquired an old Herter's reloader and some dies. Wondering if its good enough to get started reloading for the first time or should I sell it and get a new type (RBCS, HORNADY, etc.) reloader?
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    the Herters uses an odd sized thread (not .88-14tpi). I see dies for them on Ebay every now and then.
    gary
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Get rid of it and buy a NEWER model of the brands you mentioned.
     
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    +1, go newer
     
  5. rolly

    rolly Active Member

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate the direction.
     
  6. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    if money is an issue, I'd simply pick up a used Lee cast iron press. You see them on Ebay all they time, and they are not a bad press. There are also presses made of aluminum, but I'd be thing cast iron or cast steel. I suppose you could modify the Herters press to use the standard thread size, also am thinking your whipping a dead horse
    gary
     
  7. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    if the gear is in good condition use it if you wish. Me, I agree with the rest, sell it and buy new.
    As for buying used on ebay you in my opinion go to
    https://fsreloading.com and have them send you a classic cast press for $94.00 Then grab what ever brand of dies and case prep tools you want