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257WM_CDL-SF
July 11, 2009, 12:30 PM
Hello all I would like to this winter buy a reloading kit,Which are the best ones? Id like to stay under 400$But I dont want a Lee

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rcmodel
July 11, 2009, 12:50 PM
This is the Rifle forum.
You will have much better luck asking in the Reloading forum.

There is a Sticky or two at the top of the forum that covers all the basics and equipment.

rc

Leadhead
July 11, 2009, 12:51 PM
Progressive?

I'd consider the Hornady Lock and Load AP.......get some free bullets from Hornady as a bonus.

Non progressive the Lee classic turret is pretty nice.....but it's a Lee

ants
July 11, 2009, 02:18 PM
It is better to read the stickies mentioned by rc model, then buy two or more books on reloading (choose from Lyman, Lee, Speer, Sierra, Hornady, Nosler, or the ABC's of Reloading) before you decide which equipment you will buy or won't buy. If you know nothing now, you cannot determine which brands are good nor will you know good advice when you get it. In reloading, education is your friend -- your worst enemy is poor advice from people you don't know.

rcmodel
July 11, 2009, 02:29 PM
And if your name 257WM is any indication of what you plan to reload, you DO NOT want a progressive press.

You want a big single-stage like an RCBS Rock Chucker, Hornady Lock & Load, or Lee Classic Cast.

rc

dubbleA
July 11, 2009, 02:31 PM
It is better to read the stickies mentioned by rc model, then buy two or more books on reloading (choose from Lyman, Lee, Speer, Sierra, Hornady, Nosler, or the ABC's of Reloading) before you decide which equipment you will buy or won't buy. If you know nothing now, you cannot determine which brands are good nor will you know good advice when you get it. In reloading, education is your friend -- your worst enemy is poor advice from people you don't know.

In a nut shell, truer words have never been spoken. :)

That quote ought to be a sticky, but then again if folks dont read them............ :neener:

something vague
July 11, 2009, 07:42 PM
I can't see how you could go wrong with the RCBS Rock Chucker setup, but like has been stated above do some reading first as I don't know what your plans are.

rfwobbly
July 11, 2009, 08:13 PM
Friend, reloading machines tend to fit niche requirements, much like aircraft. So you wouldn't buy a 747 to do crop dusting in Arkansas, and you wouldn't but an F-18 to fly commercial passengers. So the first question is "best" for what job? And in what quantity?

Once answered you can read the stickies, and work your way down to a group of 3 or 4 presses that will do your job.

2 other things: All the presses sold are first class equipment. With presses you get what you pay for.

257WM_CDL-SF
July 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
I am not new to reloading I have reloaded about 4 yrs on a friends Id just like my own set up.He has the rock chucker kit I like the press alot.but would like more on the scales side

kludge
July 11, 2009, 09:23 PM
Lee Classic Turret Kit. Really. You won't be disappointed. Ever. (with the press)

Not a Lee? OK, Hornady LNL-AP

something vague
July 11, 2009, 09:30 PM
What do you mean you want more on the scales sides? Are you talking a scale? Scales that come in the kit form are usually something to be desired, at least in my experience. I ended up just picking up an RCBS Rangemaster and have been very happy with its' accuracy and repeatablity. Holds zero great and seems to stay calibrated for a lot longer than others I have tried.

Mags
July 11, 2009, 09:48 PM
Lee Turret Deluxe kit

Oyeboten
July 11, 2009, 09:50 PM
An old B-52 however WOULD be the ultimate Crop Duster though...wow...doing those low lazy passes over the (well, by then, uprooted remnants of exhaust-shredded ) Soybeans and so on...


But yeahhh...


As for me, I decided on an older Lyman-Ideal "Tru-Line" and those lovely, small diameter, blued-steel, fine-thread Dies...


'Best' is always a very tricky term...needing quite close perameters...

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