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Reloading Equipment/Components on Sale

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

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  1. bds
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    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

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    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

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    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?

    -tc
     
  4. Seedtick

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

    I thought it might be handy.

    Seedtick

    :)
     
  5. bds
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    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."

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    $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.

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    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.

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  7. bds
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    <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.

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Pay it forward would be great :)
     
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    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?

    Thanks!


    Seedtick

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    I have also found good prices on powder (WW844 & WW846) & bullets at hi-techammo.com .
     
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    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

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    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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    Maybe the 'pay it forward' folks should start a separate thread?
     
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    I am brand new to reloading. My press, etc are coming in the mail this week. I have ABCs of Reloading on the way and a really basic reloading guide for 45 acp.

    My question is where is the best deal for a tumbler? - I'm thinking vibration style. Also, were are the best deals on reloading manuals?

    Until I get these squared away I will be cleaning with steel wool (I also have carbide dies) and will be loading very safe and conservative loads.

    Thanks for any tips!
     
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    Although it's not on sale, Cabela's green tumbler (made by Berry's MFG) is a great vibratory tumbler at $49. If you want blue color, you can buy from Kempf Gun Shop at the same price. If you want red color, you can buy from Sinclair International.

    Capacity:
    .38 Spl - 650 cases
    9mm - 1000 cases
    45ACP - 600 cases
    .223 - 450 cases
    30-06 - 250 cases

    Lyman's 49th edition paperback $17.72.

    Lyman's 49th edition hardcover $24.99.
     
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    Wonderful - Thanks

    I'm just getting used to where to order from. The cost of items in Alaska make internet shopping even more of a bargain than when I lived in the 48
     
  25. kingmt

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    I don't know if it is the best deal but Harbor Freight has tumblers.

    Are you looking for reloading manuals or load data? If you only need the load data then you can get that from the powder manufactures site.
     
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