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Rifle/pistol reloader needed

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by elkhuntingfool, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. elkhuntingfool

    elkhuntingfool member

    Jun 11, 2007
    I'm sort of new to reloading, mainly reloading shotshell using a MEC 600. Anyhow - I've loaded for my 7mm, .270 and .243 - using RCBS equipment that is my father in laws - but now I want my own.

    I'd like some suggestions on what to purchase on my own. I like the MEC for shotshell - really quick compared to the RCBS equipment that I use now. Is there anything similar out there without breaking the bank? I can't afford a progressive reloader, but is there anything out there similar to what I'm using for shotshell reloading?

    Thanks - hope the above post makes some sense :D
  2. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    Utah, USA
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    I agree a Lee Turret Press is probably the best for the money you spend BUT I wouldn't buy that press linked to above. IMO the none Classic turret press is too light especially if you want to load rifle rounds. The Lee Classic Turret Press has a Cast Iron base and the ram is twice as think as the one on the non-Classic model. For the few extra bucks it will cost you it will be a much better press.

    I know this because I bought the non-classic press and quickly sold it to finance the Classic Turret Press purchase. Here is a link for the Classic Turret Press Kit at a good price.

    I suggest you also:
    Upgrade to Lever Prime System for Large & Small Primers for $8.00
    Upgrade to PRO AutoDisk Powder Measure for $11.95

    Also buy a set of Electronic Calipers, a scale and a bullet puller.

    I suggest you do a search on this forum and you will find a few recent threads from new reloaders looking to buy their equipment. The threads were very informative.
    Good luck...
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