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newbie to reloading need advise

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by poker2112, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. poker2112

    poker2112 New Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    im looking into reloading my own ammo (223,40cal,&12g).......... what equipment do i need to get started with.....which brands are good ..... but im on a budget so i cant spend alot..........thanks
  2. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Participating Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    read the sticky at the top of this page...near the top anyway...
    and them come back with questins.
    if you are going to reload shotugn for economy,i'ts very hard to save money on ti anymore...lead shot has gone thru the roof,pricewise.
    Yo can still save a lot on center fire ammo though.Especiallyh if you shoot cast lead bullets.
  3. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Senior Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    New reloader...

    Poker2112--SASS has about nailed it on equipment. In any new endeavor, thought, what you really need first is knowledge.

    So your first purchase oughta be The Standard Textbook about the endeavor in question. For reloading, this is The ABC's of Reloading put out by Krause Publishing www.krause.com

    Pick it up @ yr local sptg gds sto, gun sho, the I'net, or order from the publisher. It covers ALL the basics of reloading, and goes on to cover quite a bit more. Something for every reloader. Belongs on every reloader's bookshelf, well thumbed, IMHO.

    Once you understand the basics, you'll be in a much better position to make a list of (a) the stuff I MUST have just to begin, (b) the stuff I want in addition to (a), and (c) the stuff I can put off buying until later on.

    Good luck, and welcome to The Magnificent Obsession--Reloading! :)
  4. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Participating Member

    May 1, 2006
    Between TN & KY
    Pick up a manual. I would suggest "The ABC's of reloading". Basically tells you what you need and how to use it.

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