Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by irishlad, Oct 28, 2021.
nice! that should last another 50years
Good on you. A little oil and some TLC, and it'll be good to go for years to come. I hope he makes good use of it and passes it along to another generation as well.
Good on you!
definitely not a starter kit, I pretty much bought the same kit 7-9 years ago, still use most of it
He's a quality young man. Always willing to help me if I need it. The kind that gives me hope for the future. He's been reloading since he was a kid(his dad reloads). He's striking out on his own. He's a hunting,reloading and shooting fanatic.He's been a great hunting mentor to my grandson.
Your a good neighbor indeed.
There are millions of quality young people out there.
In all walks of life.
Very classy move to give him all that nice gear--kind of surprising he isn't fully equipped already. Anyway, if that scale is a 505, make sure he knows to treat it like gold. It's a classic, one of the best reloading scales ever made, so naturally it's now discontinued.
It is a 505. I told him the same thing
He picked up the stuff yesterday. He was very grateful.
Just a bit of history and possibly a diversion of the original topic, but hopefully not maliciously so. I began reloading some five decades ago with a Lee (hammer operated) Loader. It was slow, but fit almost in a pocket and could be done on a sturdy floor (flat rock?) if nothing else.
I did learn many of the pitfalls and all the basics of reloading. Then I moved on to turret presses and eventually Dillon (XL650) machines. I love Dillon machines but have come to the realization they really shine in the mass production of an already decided load. They are not so good for load development.
However, the not much mentioned 'stripped down' version of the 550 Dillon (called at least for a bit the "AT 400" makes a good alternative to what other brands called a 'turret press'. It is great for small runs (20 for hunting or development/test loads). And I have an old C4 heavy press for those times I feel I need to re-form cases. And it works well for small batches or experimental loads.
A microcosm of the great cycle of recorded history.
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