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nordaim
December 26, 2003, 12:16 PM
-Frankford Arsenal Stainless Steel Dial Caliper Standard
-RCBS Powder Trickler
-RCBS Shell Holder #27 (.40S&W and 10mm)
-Lyman Carbide 4-Die Set 40 S&W and 10mm Auto
-RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Kit
-Once-Fired Brass 40 S&W Grade 3 Box of 1000
-Frankford Arsenal Case Tumbler with Standard Media Separator Master Kit 110 Volt
-D & J Match Grade Cast Bullets 40 S&W and 10mm (401 Diameter) 155 Grain Lead Round Nose Box of 1000

Anything else that I should add to this order?

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stans
December 26, 2003, 01:03 PM
Instead of a powder trickler, I would get a powder measure. Powder trickler's are just that, they trickle powder into a pan, literally by a few flakes or granules at a time. This is fine for precision rifle reloading where a powder measure is used to dump some powder into a pan, then the trickler is used to slowly add powder to get the charge weight up to a specified amount with absolutely no variation in the final charge weight. This is not necessary with pistols.

uglymofo
December 26, 2003, 01:10 PM
Stans is right on with his advice; you don't list like you're gonna reload for rifle.

Have you figured out your primer and powder? A good reloading manual should be on your list. Hornady, Sierra, and Lyman all have good manuals. Plastic eye protection is a requirement.

Ala Dan
December 26, 2003, 01:46 PM
Good info so far; but I would add a .40 cal/10mm
case length gague form Dillon as well. Just drop
a handloaded (complete) cartridge in, and you
will know right quickly whether it will chamber
in your firearm !:uhoh: Could prove to be a very
valuable time saver? :D

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

nordaim
December 26, 2003, 02:26 PM
The Rock Chucker Supreme Master Kit includes a powder measure, hence I did not list that seperately, my apologies for any confusion.

I went ahead and threw in the powder trickler because I have some .30-06, 30-30, .308, and .35 remington that I will be reloading later in 2004 as I collect dies for them, those I will more than likely buy locally. Everything listed here is in an order through MidwayUSA.

I have Lyman's 48th reloading manual already, so that I could get acclimated to the reloading process. The RCBS RCSM Kit includes the Speer reloading manual, so I will have two to choose from at the start, intending to add more as I see the need.

Uglymofo:

I have a face shield that I use for when I am woodturning that I was going to use, combined with my everyday polycarb lensed glasses that I wear underneath. So eye protection is well represented.

Powder/Primer will be bought locally once I decide on what I want, after consulting the reloading manual on the bullets that I have chosen.

Thanks for the recommendation on a case gauge. Looking one of those up now.

Mal H
December 26, 2003, 02:40 PM
That's a pretty complete list, nordaim. Knowing what I know now, I would change a few items on the list if it were mine. Wish I had been able to give myownself some advice on a few items years ago. :)

The trickler - I bought one several years ago and used it for a few months. It has sat unused for many years. It just isn't that handy a device for finishing off rifle powder loads. I use the little scoops that come with Lee die sets, in fact I bought a complete set of them over 30 years ago. One of the most useful tools on my bench. You'll find they are faster than a trickler with a little practice, and you can scoop some powder out of the pan with it if you go a little too far.

The shell holder - Instead of the RCBS single unit, I would suggest the complete Lee set. They are machined just as well as the RCBS and you get a holder for almost any common round you will be reloading. Well worth the small difference in price.

nordaim
December 26, 2003, 02:42 PM
Will the lee shell holders work on an RCBS Press?

That is the reason I stuck with the brand family, having never reloaded before and wanting to stick with things I know will be compatible.

Mal H
December 26, 2003, 02:47 PM
Yep, the only press I use them in is an RCBS Rockchucker - same press you're getting.

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