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I just pulled the trigger...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by nobody_special, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. nobody_special

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    ...and ordered a Hornady LNL AP from Midway. They're on sale for $350 ($20 off); still listed cheaper at midsouth, but out of stock there and they don't expect it for a while.

    I also ordered bullets (1000x M80 ball, 1000x Rainier 9mm 115gr. plated round-nose, 100 Hornady A-max 155gr.), shell plates, RCBS powder check/lockout die, extra die bushings, and an RCBS mic/shell gauge for .308. I already have dies, case lube, powder/primers/brass, Speer manual, bullet puller, and a Lyman case prep kit. AFAIK, the only thing left for me to get is a case trimmer.

    I'll start loading 9mm for a while, and once I'm comfortable with that I'll think about loading for my M1A. :)

    Aside from the case trimmer, all that's left to do is weep for my bank balance... ;)
     
  2. BigJakeJ1s

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    Powder Scale with which to set/verify the powder measure?

    Andy
     
  3. dmftoy1

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    Yup, you definately need a scale!

    I think you've got a good plan. What I'd probably start doing .308 wise is to just start trimming/prepping brass a little at a time. It's really nice to have 300-400 rounds cleaned/resized/trimmed/chamfered/deburred/flashhole deburred sitting on the shelf and ready to go. I tend to work batches of 100 through one operation at a time when the inlaws are here . .it gets me away from them and eventually I end up with brass where I can reload it pretty quickly when need be.

    I don't know if you have a ton of .308 brass laying around, but if you don't then it's a good deal to pick up the seasonal "once-fired" lc brass from Midway. I've got it setup so it sends me an email when it becomes available. You'll need a SB die though to resize it the first time.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
  4. KaiserBen

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    Also, don't forget your 1000 free bullets from Hornady. They offer a limited selection, so if you don't see anything you want, get the 125gr .38 XTPs and send them to me :p
     
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