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Old 01-28-2014, 8:17 PM
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My press and other equipment has all been delivered! Just need to get my dies this weekend!! Learned a lot reading and posting in this forum and thank you all for helping me and I'm sure I still have a lot of questions left once I actually start!
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I didnt start reloading till 2yrs after i got into shooting . I just wish I wasnt I introduced to reloading back then . I love reloading as much as I love shooting .
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Yeah I love reloading just as much as shooting as well. To me it makes shooting so much more rewarding.
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I use to load so I could shoot more. Now I sometimes think I shoot so I can reload.
Right now I have about 500 rounds loaded for for testing in a number of rifles. Just need the time to get out and shoot them over the chrono. I have already done over twice that many. Soon I will have them all figured out.
THEN I will find some H1000 and retumbo and need to work up loads with those powders. The fun never ends.
Been working up non-lead bullet loads and lead core loads.
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My press and other equipment has all been delivered! Just need to get my dies this weekend!! Learned a lot reading and posting in this forum and thank you all for helping me and I'm sure I still have a lot of questions left once I actually start!
My question is what did the delver ????????????????????????????, A lee hand loader or a Dillon 650
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My question is what did the delver ????????????????????????????, A lee hand loader or a Dillon 650
I am predicting Camdex since he was shy about it.
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Ive been reloading for 35 years, there are those that have made mistakes, and those that will make mistakes.

Be methodical, check, double check, triple check (as you get older) and organize, one powder at a time.
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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
that's a better start than some of us got, and good choices too. you'll do just fine, welcome to reloader's anonymous.
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that's a better start than some of us got, and good choices too. you'll do just fine, welcome to reloader's anonymous.
Why thank you! Maybe one day I'll be able to upgrade to a progressive lol
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Welcome to the addiction ... Once you dive in ... there is no turning back!!!
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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
Nothin' wrong with a Lee turret press. It'll make you lots and lots of top-notch ammo over many years.

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My question is what did the delver ????????????????????????????, A lee hand loader or a Dillon 650
I traded off my 650 (I'll never part with my 550) but, I have no plans to ever be without a Lee hand press. It's an inexpensive yet great little tool.
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Nothin' wrong with a Lee turret press. It'll make you lots and lots of top-notch ammo over many years.

Remember, slow and steady wins the race. This is especially true of learning how to reload.
Slow and steady and triple check everything
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My only concern with the pro auto disk measure, i've heard that its not very consistent
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Have you thought about attending a reloading club clinic?
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Have you thought about attending a reloading club clinic?
No I haven't, I'm attending school in Thousand Oaks right now so my school schedule makes it difficult to find time between classes and homework.
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with the lee turret press, I recommend that you pull the pin/rod and run it as a single stage to start out with till you get the hang of things so that you don't compound any mistakes that you are destine to make (we all make them)

but yes just go slow & double check your work... and buy a reloading manual & actually read it, hell buy 2 or 3 of them & the ABCs of reloading
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No I haven't, I'm attending school in Thousand Oaks right now so my school schedule makes it difficult to find time between classes and homework.
I'm just behind Sherwood. PM me if you want help getting started. I don't want to hear about a mistake because you didn't understand something.
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I'm just behind Sherwood. PM me if you want help getting started. I don't want to hear about a mistake because you didn't understand something.
Thank you, I may take you up on that, I'm up at CLU right now so not too far.
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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
Lee turret press is what I use too and it does the job just fine (just takes a little longer than a progressive). And where did you find a store that had Varget in stock?? That stuff is like 22lr right now!
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Lee turret press is what I use too and it does the job just fine (just takes a little longer than a progressive). And where did you find a store that had Varget in stock?? That stuff is like 22lr right now!
Powder valley had some in stock about a week ago.
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It was just delivered a few hours ago as well
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Thank you, I may take you up on that, I'm up at CLU right now so not too far.
I figured you were at CLU. You're only a few miles away.
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I figured you were at CLU. You're only a few miles away.
Good to know! Once I get some free time I'll shoot you a PM
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My only concern with the pro auto disk measure, i've heard that its not very consistent
I find its quick and consistent enough for plinking rounds but if you are going for target rounds and shooting for accuracy you will need to weigh out each charge and adjust as needed (which I found to be nearly every load).
I just started using the Lee Perfect Powder Measurer and am really impressed with its consistency and ease of use. I wish I had picked one up when I started reloading, and my advice to you is that you look into it and give it a try.
Congrats on your first steps into the reloading world, the Lee turret will serve you well!
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I find its quick and consistent enough for plinking rounds but if you are going for target rounds and shooting for accuracy you will need to weigh out each charge and adjust as needed (which I found to be nearly every load).
I just started using the Lee Perfect Powder Measurer and am really impressed with its consistency and ease of use. I wish I had picked one up when I started reloading, and my advice to you is that you look into it and give it a try.
Congrats on your first steps into the reloading world, the Lee turret will serve you well!
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^^^^this x 1000! we have a BOO BOO thread here and you'll be posting on it sooner or later, just hopefully not with pictures of mangled body parts. a squashed case, spilled primers or powder are a pain in the *****, but as long as everybody (including guns) comes out safe, all is well. good luck and enjoy it, don't feel you need to crank out 4000 rounds a night to keep up with the joneses, most people that do that, or claim to anyway, obviously have fantasy lives where they not only can afford the best of the best equipment, but also have time to shoot that much, which is not the case for some of us.
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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
Congratulations. Your doing good. I started back in '80 with a Lee handloader in .357. Smacking dies with a hammer and throwing powder with a red plastic scoop.

Bought a Dillon Square Deal about '85 and graduated to a 550. Lots of good brands out there to choose from.

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Just a lee turret press, on a budget and 2lbs of varget being delivered tomorrow
SWEET!

Another one added to the minion list!

Is it the Lee Classic Turret that has the body that looks like an arrow?

You know, the one that is excellent at making pistol rounds and rifle rounds as well?
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Just waiting to set everything up now, need to run to the hardware store tomorrow to get some bolts :/
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I've found the auto disk to be very consistent, but that the Lee data is not always accurate. You'll definitely want to experiment with the disk until you find the hole that throws the charge you want. Every powder is different though so checking your powder throws frequently is always a good idea. I love using it for pistol rounds.

I'd also recommend a separate powder measure for larger rifle charges along with the rifle powder die. The Lee Perfect Powder Measure is good and economical, although any of the measures from RCBS or Hornady or Lyman or any of the reputable companies will be great too.

Take CSA up on his offer...he'll get you set up the right way. There should be a clinic coming up soon in your neck of the woods too (hint hint CSA)...
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Just waiting to set everything up now, need to run to the hardware store tomorrow to get some bolts :/
Tomorrow? there has to be something around the house that has bolts in it. Kitchen table, bed, car, lawn mower, garage rafters...
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I have the press set up now, just waiting on the dies and bullets.

I am thinking about the perfect powder measure but for now I'm going to try the auto disk
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***UPDATE*** Bullets for .308, .223, 9mm and 45 ordered, as well as 308 dies (see other thread of mine). Going to start with 308 and the rest will be done eventually. Now just need some more brass, guess I have to go shoot more lol, but do need primers and powder for the 9 and 45. Can I use CCI #200 primers on a 223 also?
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Go to an outdoor range. I have picked up a lot of once-fired stuff there. Lots of people have even offered it to me and swept it in little piles.

I was at an indoor range Thursday and the guy in the next lane saw I was collecting .45 and gave me all his once-fired.

I let him run a mag through my Uzi as he and his buddy had never shot one.

He was curious as to if the gun was legal holding 32 rounds. I explained to him how I papered it way back when.

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Dies for 308 have arrived, bullets on the way (175gr SMK)!! Excited to get my first rounds done. My kit came with the Lee Saftey scale but considering buying a digital scale just for ease of use. Thoughts on that?
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I got the Gemini 20 off shopfor2A.com as recommended by others on here. The one down fall to it is it's not a powder scale so the tray won't hold the 43 grains you'll need for 308. What I have done though is just set my Lee tray on the Gemini tray and then tare it out. I use it this way and trickle up to weight.

I you want pics of this setup let me know in a PM and I'll post some.
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