What to start out with

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by outdooraddict, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    What should I get for starting out reloading? Is the master supreme kit from rcbs good? I am looking at getting a 338 edge and want to be able to reload myself so I can quit asking buddys to do it for me. Thanks to all and Merry Christmas
     
  2. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    I started with that load but you will need a few things like Calipers, Powder Trickle, Bullet Puller, various tools to gauge bullet depth, and a good bench...

    Take Care
    jason
    The New Mexico Sportsman
     

  3. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    For the big magnums I'd say your best bet would be a Lee Classic Cast press, has the larger window and ram stroke, IMO probably the best buy for a single stage press. I wouldn't get a kit though, the lee Powder measures just aren't very good, serviceable but not very good. Go with a RCBS or Lyman powder measure and if you have the means, a power trimmer is a heck of a time and hand saver.
     
  4. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    OK, so a Lee press, lyman electronic scale and measurer and a lyman electric trimmer what else do I need. I think I finally decided on a 300rum for now.
     
  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Redding fan. Check out the Big Boss II kit. IMO, better equipment than RCBS.
     
  6. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I started with a lee annaversary kit 15 years ago. There isn't anything wrong with the cheap lee powder dispenser. you have to weigh every load w/ a scale anyway. I would recamend a RCBS or a Redding press. There are alot of choices in dies but I would seariously consider getting custom dies made so you will only slightly resize the cases and increase accuracy volume and life of the cases. Otherwise just get RCBS or Redding dies IMHO.

    A Forster, Lyman or RCBS manual trimmer will do the job just fine. Calaper, deburing tool, primer pocket trueing tool, tumbler for cleaning cases, Lee or RCBS priming tool, and a primer deburing tool. This is just a list of tools that I consider beneficial. Good luck, Mark