Want to try my hand at reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by travelin_guy7, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. travelin_guy7

    travelin_guy7 Member

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    I've been wanting to start reloading for myself for some time, but not sure exactly where to start. I've looked several places for a starter kit, But I am not sure which one. There seem to be a lot of options. I want to reload 30-06, 243, maybe some others. I found some good deals on reloading kits but need help deciding. Anyone have any advice. The ones I am looking at are fron the guy I get my scopes and stuff from here web page
     
  2. Geoff Seymour

    Geoff Seymour Member

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    Most of the reloading manuals (Nosler, Hogden etc) do have a step by step guide in them to help you along. Buy one of these and read it at least twice to make sure you understand what is required. When I started reloading i did a deal with the equipmemt retailer, he would show me on a one to one basis how to use the kit he was selling me, that only took half a day. On the equipment side a RCBS Rockchuker press, a powder scale to accuratly measure your powder weights, a powder dispenser, (RCBS whilst not the best is a good point to start, in my opinion the best is Harell if you only want to buy once) A set of full length dies for each caliber (also come with full instructions), a Lee hand priming tool. A good vernier gauge to measure length of finished rounds is also a must. that lot with a small powder funnel and powder trickler will get you started.

    Welcome to a very addictive hobby, please start you loads for a given caliber at least 10 per cent lower than those recommeded in the manuals and work them up slowly looking for pressure signs etc. If you run into problems I am sure that the guys here will help.
     

  3. 7Rumloader

    7Rumloader Well-Known Member

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    travelin_guy Here are a couple of links to a thread a little while back where a guy was asking some of the same questions.
    Maybe they will help you a little.
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  4. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Travelin The best way to learn how to reload is to read as much as you an . Then find a small Gun shop that sales reloading products an ask for some one that can show you some hands on .""just because they say that they reload does knot means that they can ""
     
  5. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Hi Geoff,
    Cant Email you at home, shoot one back to me so i can see if i have got your address right.

    Ian.

    "I mean't to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
     
  6. Geoff Seymour

    Geoff Seymour Member

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    Mail sent tonight