Retired from reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by irishlad, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. irishlad

    irishlad Member

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    A friend of mine retired from reloading and gave me his equipment. Gonna clean it up and give it to a young man next door.
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    nice! that should last another 50years
     
  3. troy fairweather

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    That's a lot of good stuff to start off with,good on you. Maybe dig up some older reloading manuals for him to.
     
  4. Skeptic13

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    That will be a good score for the man next door.
     
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    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.
     
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    Outstanding
     
  7. Eugen

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    I hope the "young man" fully appreciates what you, and the fellow who retired for handloading, did for him.
     
  8. FROGO207

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    Good on both of you. In this day and age not many are willing to do this sort of thing anymore. That is a "good start" to a lifelong hobby that these days is becoming more of a need than it should ever be. I have mentored many and every one has stuck with it as far as I can tell. Makes one feel good inside to pass on the skill.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Very kind of you, well done.
     
  10. Armored farmer

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    Be prepared to mentor your neighbor a bit!
    Good on you!
     
  11. d31tc

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    Nice. I’ve been the recipient of generosity on this forum as well. I plan on paying it forward someday as well when it gets to that point….but I hope that point is a long, long time.
     
  12. lightman

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    Lucky young man next door! Good on you. It looks like with a few minor additions that he will be ready to go.
     
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  13. Bayou52

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    A great starter kit for any new reloader!

    Bayou52
     
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  14. Mark_Mark

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    definitely not a starter kit, I pretty much bought the same kit 7-9 years ago, still use most of it
     
  15. Bayou52

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    ^^^^ It's all relative...
     
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  16. irishlad

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    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.
     
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    With the exception of a few small hand tools, primer pocket cleaner and case mouth reamer the young man is all set for a life time of loading quality Ammo.
    Your a good neighbor indeed.
     
  18. whughett

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    There are millions of quality young people out there.
    In all walks of life. :)
     
  19. Mark_Mark

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    very true!
     
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    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.

    Tim
     
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  21. irishlad

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    It is a 505. I told him the same thing:)
     
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    He picked up the stuff yesterday. He was very grateful.
     
  23. rocirish

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    That's more and better equipment than I started on. I'm glad to hear that he was grateful.
     
  24. Archie

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    Good work for you and the gentleman who retired. Looks like a good and proper start to the obsession - I mean hobby.

    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.
     
  25. PapaG

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    Good guy award. To you.
     
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