Reloading Equipment

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WesCo, May 7, 2015.

  1. WesCo

    WesCo New Member

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    I am new to reloading and have been researching loads for a while. I have finally decided to take the plunge and was wondering what a good set up would be. I will mostly be reloading for 338 LM but I am sure after I figure out what I am doing that I will be loading for all my other guns as well. I am wondering what a good set up would be to start with. I don't mind spending extra money for quality equipment. I would appreciate any help regarding this. I have looked thru previous threads and didn't see anything on this so forgive me if I missed any and I'm asking a redundant question. Thanks!
     
  2. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    Press...Forster Coax
    Powder dispenser....RCBS Charge Master
    Dies...Forster micrometer seater and sizer set
    Forster bushing bump die
    Lee collet die sets are surprisingly good for the money as well.
    That should get you started
     
  3. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    Your going to get the whole gambit of which press, dies, ect to use. Any of the major manufactors produce an excellent press. As for the dies if you are looking for the run of mill rounds, once again any major manufacture produce good dies. If you want precision rounds then go for the dies with micrometers. They are worth th extra cost. Take your time buying your reloading equipment, and buy it once. I am partial to Redding dies, RCBS scales, and RCBS dies. Look at Nachez and some of the other reliading online stores. They run good deals every now and then.

    Two things I would recomend getting is a reliading manual that covers the basics, and has definitions to the big buzz words in reloading. And, get a Sinclair reliading catalog.
     
  4. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    I use a Lee Classic Cast press. It produces winning accurate ammo for every discipline I shoot. My dies very from Lee to Widden to complete customs. Other tools to use would be very beneficial in building accurate ammo are tools to measure with. Proper die set up is essential.... Checking brass for consistency.
     
  5. Firearrow

    Firearrow Well-Known Member

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    Midway USA just put out a $20 off coupon for orders over $200. Might not be a bad time to pull the trigger on some stuff.
     
  6. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    WesCo, do what you have been doing, research. You will receive as many differing replies as there are brands offered. Although everyone says they should have bought quality the first time. I don't know very many reloaders that haven't replaced some equipment at one point. Good luck
     
  7. pods8

    pods8 Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind there is supplementing vs replacing as well. A beam scale and powder scoop can get you started and the usefulness of a beam scale in a reloader aresnal doesn't go away even if an automatic powder thrower shows up later. Kinda like keeping a screw driver around even when you get a screw gun.