Hand Press continued


December 25, 2002, 03:05 AM

Continued from above link...

Is this the Lyman 310 tool?

It would be more expensive than the Lee setup, but it looks handier.

I used a priming tool a while back, I think I would get one of those either way.

A bare minimum list of stuff I need would be good too, and a list of things I should get to make things easier like the primer tool and digital calipers.

And just for reference, here is the Lee setup. Which appears to have just about everything I need.

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December 25, 2002, 09:35 AM
When I bought my Lee tool quite a few years ago, it came with a set of dies and shell holder of your choice. All I needed to add was a scale which I had already, an old Texan that works like a charm. Besides that, components and you're set to go.

BTW, the LEE dies seem every bit as good as the other brands and come with the shell holder so that's an extra five spot you don't have to spend.

December 26, 2002, 10:45 PM
Is there any sort of reloading manual out there somewhere? I know most of what to do from watching a friend (who took out a stuck and crooked primer with a screwdriver :( )and reading lots of random stuff, but the information in one source would be nice. I would guess one of the reloading manuals would have it along with all the different charges, suggestions?

December 27, 2002, 05:27 AM
I'm another happy owner of a Lee Hand press. I do .38sp, .357, .303, 7.62X54R, and I will start using it for 8mm if they ever stop selling it for $5/70rds. The only reloading book I have is the one that Lee puts out. Lot's of good instruction and good loads on about any cartridge you can think of.

Hey, my first post on the new board. I think I may like it here.

December 27, 2002, 08:09 AM
The Lyman manual is a nice, comprehensive treatise on all the various aspects of reloading, plus a set of great loading data, too.

December 27, 2002, 08:11 AM
"Is there any sort of reloading manual out there somewhere?" Yes, there are many. Most every powder manufacturer, bullet manufactuer, and even some reloading equipment companies have a reloading manual. If you are going to start reloading, you should get several. They arn't cheap, they cost usually between $20-$30 but there is no getting away from owning one. If you have never reloaded before, the Lee book is a good one. It seems that each loading manual has information in the beginning of it that is very worthwhile to read. Then the rest of the manual is specific load data. I don't have any URLs for beginning relaoding pages, but I am sure there are plenty of them out there. There are tons of good reloading resources out there on the internet. Just like printed media, all the bullet and powder manufacturers have a web page. I am sure a search engine and a couple days in front of the computer will give you a lot more questions to ask on a forum such as this.

Bottom Gun
December 27, 2002, 03:47 PM
I used Lyman 310 tools for many years before I bought a bench mounted press. They work great. They'll do everything you need to do. They're perfect for a guy who travels a lot and has to keep his gear to a minimum. They're also great for loading in the field if you're so inclined.
Kinda wish I hadn't sold them now.

Alan Smithiee
December 28, 2002, 12:22 AM
get the Lyman #42 manual, it's probably your best general reloading manual out there. I didn't really understand what the dies did untill I got hold of the Lyman #42.

December 29, 2002, 08:45 PM

There are many good reloading manuals on the market. IMNSHO, the Lyman manual stands head and shoulders above the others for any beginning reloader.

After you start reloading, you will probably want to get the Hodgdon, Speer, Hornady and Sierra manuals as well.

I also second the Lyman 310 tool if you want minimum space and maximum portability.

December 29, 2002, 11:51 PM
Lyman tool, Hornady manual............

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