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Getting started handloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by addedpulp, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. addedpulp

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    At the moment, I own a few pistols, all .38Sp or .357, and a few 12ga shotguns. I expect I'll continue with .38 and .357, though I might like a .44 in the distant future. I have been looking at ammo prices, and I'd like to stand handloading.

    I'm looking for the cheapest components. I don't mind taking time to handload if it saves me the crazy prices for ammo.

    What would I need, and what would be the cheapest? I'd mainly be loading .38 (not +P) and maybe a few .357. I've heard this can be done for less than $150 for all the supplies, and when I was considering buying bulk .38 for $200 or so, this might make more sense than buying a bunch of .38 that I can only use once. I'd really appreciate your input. Thanks a lot, guys.
     
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    I just ordered from Missouri bullet company and their a good deal havent been able to take a caliper to em yet to see if their consistent yet, but powder valley is another good one if you plan on buying lots of powder at once or a group buy
     
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    I don't understand, do you already have all your reloading equipment? Do you have a grasp on just how it all works?
     
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    No and no.
     
  6. J_McLeod

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    First place to start is with a good manual. I have the Lyman manual and learned a lot from it. ABC's of reloading also gets recommended frequently.
     
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    Thank you for the recommendation. I'll give it a read. I'm not looking to do anything outlandish, or even more than a caliber or two, just looking to save a little bit of cash. I'm not even generally picky about ammo, since most of it goes to practice or saving for later.
     
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    Read the sticky post above "For new reloaders". Get the Lyman #49 manual.
     
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