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hammer111

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I used to reload shot guns, but now I want try rifles. What's a real good reloader to start out with. Something that can be up graded if it's possible.thanks.
 

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What calibers are you going to be loading? A small press can handle small cases like 222 Rem, 22 Hornet, 222 Rem. If you are going to reload, the resizing of 300 WM, 300 RUM or such, A bigger more powerful press will be required. Good Luck.
 

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Hornady and RCBS make nice single stage kits. It just depends on how much you want to spend. It's just like anything else, the nice stuf is expensive.
 

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I have a 280 rem, and a 7mm 08, I'm looking to get either 260 rem or 280 ai.
 
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What ever you guys are using that hasn't given you any problems. That's what I want. Maybe just the press at first and than add to it. I'm in no rush.

I'm not against getting a used one to start either.
 

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If money is not a factor. Get the coax, its ONE of the most important components I believe has made my rifles sub moa shooters. It has a versatility with the shell holder and I believe one of the best press mounted primer set up.
 

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Saw this ad it seems to have it all. Any good. $158.00 I think it's Lee's 50th anniversary.
if Lee is what you want to start with (nothing wrong there I use plenty of Lee equipment and am very happy with their products) then this is a good start
chttps://fsreloading.com/reloading-equipment/
Lee Precision Breech Lock Challenger 50th Anniversary Kit, $109.99

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Lee Precision Breech Lock Classic Cast Press $101.99

a must
Lee Precision Modern Reloading 2nd Edition, $17.99 (really, manuals are a must)

you will also need dies shell holders and quick trim bases for each cal. Extra breech lock bushings as needed
 

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Thanks Gordo, that's the kind of price I'm looking for. I don't shoot a lot, but I might shoot more.

I'm looking for custom rifle. And reloading is a blast to me. I used to reload with my cousin many moons ago and it was good times.

Maybe 4 rifles and I might use the loader a dozen times, just a guess.
 

JOHNNIE WALKER

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I use the Hornady L-N-L Classic kit. The digital powder scale has been a wonderful tool. A case trimmer might not be needed at first, but will be later. A caliber is a must. Just make sure you have a nice scale. An improper powder charge is nothing to mess with. Just my opinion. I really don't think you have to spend big bucks to make good ammo. If you like the Lee, go with it. You can always add or upgrade things over time.
 

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HAMMER i started out with the Lee anniversary kit. With the help of Dosh (a lot of knowledge in this guy) from the site here and now I reload a few different calibers. If you have the time to kill then its a great little reloader set up. I started out doing .308 now i do 9MM-40cal-.223-.243-.270 and .308.
I'm not cranking out boxes at a time but i am making every round i do to fit my personal needs for each firearm.
What ever you decide on best of luck and have fun.
 

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Ok next question is what's the difference between the 4 hole turret and the basic. Is it just that you can have multiple dies . If so I don't really need that.
 

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At first thought I was real gung ho to do this. Now I feel overwhelmed, because there are so many types of powders and powder companies and bullets. I could end up blowing more money this way than just buying factory ammo. I get the benefits of a good hand load over factory, but it seems like you have to spend a lot before you find the right combination. Am I wrong, or just a worrywart. I really wanted to pull the trigger on this reloading thing.
 

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I was overwelmed at first too but i had someone guiding me through it all.
Start with the caliber you want to load for. Do alot of reading about loading it. Then read some more for good measure. Get knowledge first then check on different powders primers projectiles.
At the end of the day its very simple just take one step at a time.
 

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