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Old 01-10-2007, 07:18 AM
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i am wanting to start handloading my own loads for my .243. what is the cheapest way to go and what equipment do i need. thanks TIm
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:36 AM
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Check this thread:
Lee has some good videos on how to set up and use different dies in different presses

The absolute cheapest way would be to buy a Lee Loader where a press is not used.
Along with a powder scale

I would add in a reloading manual or two from Speer, Hornady, and Lyman- though not necessarily in that order.

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Old 01-10-2007, 11:36 AM
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Start pricing starter kits & reloading manuals. Cabelas or Midway should be a good place to get started.
You are looking for the cheapest way to handload? Handloading is not cheap.
IMHO You would be money ahead to just buy factory ammo for the rest of your life.
I have reloaded for years. I am sure I will never recover my reloading costs.

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Old 01-10-2007, 01:09 PM
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Look into the LEE hand press. Much cheaper than a bench-style press. That's the way I got started. Definately buy a good reloading manual and read it cover-to-cover (minus the actual recipes...that'd be like memorizing the phone book[8D])
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:10 PM
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Wolf killer...If you are satisfied with the way factory ammo shoots in your gun and you don't shoot that much, you are probably right. If, however, you are interested in trying to find that "magic" combination that a particular gun seems to like and gives much better accuracy than the factory stuff, reloading is where it is. "Rolling your own" in a quest for greater accuracy and performance gets into your blood sometimes, and yes, it CAN cost more depending upon your shooting habits, but the self-satisfaction you get is very rewarding just by itself.
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:08 PM
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New to reloading? READ THIS FIRST!
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