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Old 12-26-2007, 08:08 PM
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I'm consideringgetting intoreloading.What basic setup would some of you old timer's suggest for someone completely new to reloading.Main goals would be to to possibly save a few dollars on a box of ammo.(although I know that won't happen at first due to the cost of equip.)Currently I'm shooting a
7mm rem mag and a 45-70 at $35.00 for a box of 20 it is starting to get a bit expensive to do much shooting. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:19 PM
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Gosh, I can't believe this is coming out of my mouth. People hold onto something.

But if its just to save some money, look at lee. man, thathurt to say.

But if your looking for this to grow into a big ole monster and you become obsessed with it, go with quality RCBS Rockchucker kits. When I started reloading, I wanted to load pistol only. It has grown to over 30 Chamberings for rifle, and 10 or so for pistol.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 10:45 PM
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Unless you shoot an old trapdoor 45-70 I'd do homework on what all is possible with that caliber when you reload for it!!!! THAT will be enough incentive to start reloading. (I started to get the most out of my Single Action Ruger .44 mag...[read: overbuilt tank of a .44 mag] And the advantages I say are dismal compared to that of the 45-70 handloader!

I got the hand press "kit" from lee. I'm still low volume and all I'll ever need in a press unless I start shooting some real volume. I can give a full heart recommendation for that. They (Lee) make "carbide" dies for straight wall pistol calibers...they may do the same for 45-70 if they do get it. For the 7mm I'd look at RCBS, I've not been impressed with my 22-250 die from Lee.

Stuff I got outside of the kit
Scales
Caliper
Manuals/Books
Case Trimmer (You'll need this for those chamberings...don't try to go without it like I did at first)
Powder trickler
Bullet puller...the hammer style is what I have...scares the bejebbies out of me but you will mess some stuff up so you'll need it
Dies
Components

(Make sure the "kit" has the primer adapter, if not you'll need a way to prime the cases)

It'll be a long time until you see the money saving...unless you shoot a lot of expensive calipers that are only expensive because of lack of demand in the market (Like my 41mag...I can load for 1/3 or 1/4 of the price of factory stuff here in the stores...if I can find 'em) That's why I say to find a different motivator. OOOHHH, the possibilities, frustrations and joys of the HANDLOADER!!!!! lol
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:57 AM
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ORIGINAL: bigcountry

But if its just to save some money, look at lee. man, thathurt to say.
Man, that was painful to read! LOL!

All of us started reloading for one reason or another but it inevitably turns into an obsession for gaining maximum accuracy and you actually end up spending more money in the long run. My suggestion is if you are going to get into reloading, spend a few extra $$ and buy quality equipment. For $260 at Cabelas you can buy the RCBS starter kit that ALMOST has everything you need to get started...minus a powder trickler ($12), calipers ($20), a flash hole debur tool ($10), and a case trimmer (I would reccomend theRCBS Trim Profor about$80) So for $380 or so you can have a really good start with equipement that you can achieve whatever your reloading goal is.

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:00 PM
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Lee anniversary kit if you can find one.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:05 PM
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Lee!

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Old 12-27-2007, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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