Rifle/pistol reloader needed


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elkhuntingfool
February 10, 2008, 08:04 PM
I'm sort of new to reloading, mainly reloading shotshell using a MEC 600. Anyhow - I've loaded for my 7mm, .270 and .243 - using RCBS equipment that is my father in laws - but now I want my own.

I'd like some suggestions on what to purchase on my own. I like the MEC for shotshell - really quick compared to the RCBS equipment that I use now. Is there anything similar out there without breaking the bank? I can't afford a progressive reloader, but is there anything out there similar to what I'm using for shotshell reloading?

Thanks - hope the above post makes some sense :D

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MarshallDodge
February 10, 2008, 08:11 PM
The Lee turret press is pretty good for the money. This kit has everything you need except the dies:
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=622290&t=11082005

ArchAngelCD
February 11, 2008, 01:29 AM
I agree a Lee Turret Press is probably the best for the money you spend BUT I wouldn't buy that press linked to above. IMO the none Classic turret press is too light especially if you want to load rifle rounds. The Lee Classic Turret Press has a Cast Iron base and the ram is twice as think as the one on the non-Classic model. For the few extra bucks it will cost you it will be a much better press.

I know this because I bought the non-classic press and quickly sold it to finance the Classic Turret Press purchase. Here (http://www.kempfgunshop.com/products/reloading/leeprecision/kits/KempfKit.html) is a link for the Classic Turret Press Kit at a good price.

I suggest you also:
Upgrade to Lever Prime System for Large & Small Primers for $8.00
Upgrade to PRO AutoDisk Powder Measure for $11.95

Also buy a set of Electronic Calipers, a scale and a bullet puller.

I suggest you do a search on this forum and you will find a few recent threads from new reloaders looking to buy their equipment. The threads were very informative.
Good luck...

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