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Reloading Equipment/Components on Sale

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bds, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    I am helping put together another complete setup for a new reloader and had a thought.

    In the spirit of "who's got primer" thread during the shortage, many of us receive various flyers, monthly catalogs, emails. How about if we posted these good sales of reloading equipment and components? Keeping these in a single thread will help us all easily keep current of what's on sale and take advantage of them. :)

    Anything reloading related from bottom basement closeouts to higher-end stuff would help out everyone here.

    Thanks in advance and post away!
  2. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    powder valley's got Tula (wolf) primers free shipping on 5k purchase, and free shipping and hazmat on a 10k order. $20/k.
  3. dc.fireman

    dc.fireman Well-Known Member

    What about a a 'pay it forward' type thread, instead?

    As in, I have a duplicate case chamfer tool, to help a new guy get started... whats his address, and I'll send it to him, etc.

    Surely there are enough of us who have spare pieces/parts laying around to help other people out?

  4. Seedtick

    Seedtick Well-Known Member

    bds, I'm a little disappointed that this thread didn't take off. :confused: :(

    I thought it might be handy.


  5. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Seedtick, patience ... I believe in the networking power of THR. :D

    I am thinking about getting this ... just about the only USA made digital scale. Thing is, "Accurate to 1/10 grain up to 300 grains, and within 2/10 from 300-750 grains." Most of my powder drop/bullet weights won't exceed 250 gr. and I have an Ohaus 10-10.

    $79.88 (regularly $99.99) "The PACT BBK2 Electronic Scale with AC Adapter gives the speed and convenience of an electronic scale at a balance-beam price. Accurate to 1/10 grain up to 300 grains, and within 2/10 from 300-750 grains. Two calibration weights included. Uses standard 9-volt alkaline battery."

  6. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    $71.99 + $10 mail in rebate til 3/31/11. RCBS 5-0-5 beam scale. It's an easy to use and accurate beam scale with great RCBS warranty.


    Dillon's Eliminator scale is not on sale but at $54.95, it is a bargain that is essentially a RCBS 5-0-5 scale with life-time Dillon "no BS" warranty.

  7. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Lyman's 49th Edition Reloading Handbook - required bathroom reading for every new reloader. (Hey, I get my best reference reading done there. :D)

    Hard cover - $24.99

    Paperback - $17.72
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  8. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    I got a digital carat/jewelry scale on ebay, measures to the 0.01 of a grain for $20 bucks. I've checked it, it's dead on every time.
  9. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    <flame suit on> :D

    parisite, many reloaders are leery of "cheaper Chinese made" digital scales and often claim they drift, are inconsistent, turn off too fast to save battery and carry poor warranty. That is why I posted the USA made Pact BBK2 digital scale on post #5.

    I have had good experience with MidwayUSA FA 750 gr digital scale (verified with several beam scales) that is no longer in production as long as they were used within the specified temperature range of 59F - 95F. It is replaced with the new FA DS 750 scale I do not have experience with. BTW, it's on sale for $19.99.

    As to the cheaper digital scales, they need to provide precision/resolution/sensitivity of 0.001 gram or 0.1 grain as 0.01 gram scales only provide 0.15 grain accuracy. For me, 0.01 gram scales should not be used for reloading, only 0.001 gram scales.

  10. griff383

    griff383 Well-Known Member

  11. griff383

    griff383 Well-Known Member

    I like the pay it forward thing too. What caliber is he reloading for? I have a few bullets laying around for a few different calibers that probably wont get used anytime soon if at all.
  12. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    He's loading .308 and already got 800 mixed once fired LC/commercial cases and 750 168 gr Hornady BTHP bullets to plink with. He got primers/powders from Powder Valley for Tula/CCI BR2 primers and H4895/Varget/RL15. We got 1"-1.5" groups at 100 yards from initial test loads.
  13. petrey10

    petrey10 Well-Known Member

    if he needs a good scale I would tell him right off the bat to save up and don't spend anything less than the 80 for that PACT scale (if he wants digital...which he will at some point)... I have bought a couple of the cheaper "jewelry" type scales and if I had just saved up and bought the scale I have now it would have been much cheaper... a scale is hard to find at discount prices because the good ones will be sold out
  14. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Well-Known Member

    Pay it forward would be great :)
  15. Seedtick

    Seedtick Well-Known Member

    My nephew is going to buy a rotary tumbler so he can go the liquid/stainless steel pin route.
    He's looking at Thumler's Model B (#140) right now.

    Anybody know of a better deal than that one from Cabela's at $179.99?

    Is there a better one/brand/model for what he's wanting to do?



  16. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I haven't posted anything because the title said on sale. Less cost I can point a couple out but from what I normally see they will probably get dogged.

    Lee Factory Sales is the lowest price I have found on Lee reloading supplies & I bought a scale off eBay from Japan for $2.50 plus ~$5 shipping. The scale only measures to the nearest .2gr but that is better then my RCBS beam scale. If it happens to be 2.5gr then the scale will bounce from 2.4 to 2.6 so the ~.1 increments can still be found.
  17. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Well, Dillon Eliminator scale at $54 is not a sales price, but a great price with excellent warranty.

    If reloaders need to buy equipment/components, it won't matter whether it's on sale or not as long as they are great prices/value.

    Post away!
  18. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I have also found good prices on powder (WW844 & WW846) & bullets at hi-techammo.com .
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  19. snuffy

    snuffy Well-Known Member

    Ummmm, no I can't let that mistake get by! It's WC-844-46 not WW. Although WC stands for Winchester Cartridge, it's not a canister type of powder we see on loading store shelves, but surplus MILITARY powder.
  20. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Thanks again Snuffy. You corrected another one of my type-O-s. I really should prof read. I should have put hi-techammo.com also.

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