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UPS Cometh!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by electronrider, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. electronrider

    electronrider Member

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    Yay! Five boxes sitting on the porch when I got home from work last night, I got all my reloading gear in one day! Been doin a lot of reading, and now have another manual to dig through. Can't wait to actually operate this thing!
     
  2. mallc

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    Well?

    What's in the boxes?

    Scott
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Yea, ya got us curious. What did ya git?
     
  4. electronrider

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    Heh, sorry, still a little wound up over it. About a grand worth of reloading equipment. A rockchucker press kit, dies, primer cleaning tools, digital scale ( rcbs), calipers, media seperator, vibratory case cleaner ( rcbs), bullet puller, shellholders, and a few other goodies to add to the pile as well. Also picked up the Lee reloading manual. I still have to get bullets, pprimers, and powder, but other than that I am ready to start. I spent last night going over everything, making sure al the little pieces were there, and seeing how they all basicly worked. Now I just have to find a space in the house to make my reloading area. I have read ABC's, and the hornaday manual, I'm working my way through the Lee manual now, and am going to hit the sierra manual that came with the rockchucker press after that. One thing I have noticed, is that Richard Lee has no qualms about telling you how good his equipment is, anf how poorly designed and overpriced all the other reloading manufacturers are! Good info in the book tho.
     
  5. welshgrouser

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    I hope you're not married..... I did that once after a boat purchase... Had to get all that cool stuff to go salmon fishing... The ups guy piles boxes and boxes in front of the door-- so many my wife had to use another door to get in... I (and the ups man) will never do that again..
     
  6. electronrider

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    LOL ya, I'm married, wife calls me at work " honey, theres a mountain of boxes on the porch and they are heavy! I'm not movin them inside". She thinks it is great that I bought all this equipment so I could load her more accurate ammo for her AR-15. Ya, I'm blessed.
     
  7. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

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    You're going to find out quickly that you bought the wrong press for feeding that AR 15. You're gonna need a Lee Classic Turret at a minimum or any other (pick your poison) brand of progressive press to keep up with the AR. As long as you're reloading single stage, you might want to think: batch reloading. But you still won't keep up. How do I know? Used to shoot high power and tried to feed it with an RCBS single stage.

    Congrats on the new toys though.

    Dave
     
  8. Spartacus451

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    Yikes! A grand to set up for single stage? I just spent a grand to set up a 650 with all the trimmings for .45. I already had the tumbler and media separator but that is only 50 bucks. How did it all break down?
     
  9. electronrider

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    There were a lot of non reloading goodies in there as well. I have no fear of keeping up with the AR, we only go shooting about every month or so, that is about all the time we have for it.
     
  10. Roccobro

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    Congrats. I'm looking forward to getting deep into my new hobby.

    Justin
     
  11. jenrob

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    You better take a vacation cause to stay up with that AR will be more than you think.

    I loaded 40S&W for my wife before she would go qualify. I was doing it on a single stage from the time I got of work eat load a few more get ready for bed. Do it again the next day.

    I enjoy reloading and would do it again. I still do a lot of loading on my single stage but wouldn't think about loading for AR on it.

    It will take you about 2hrs to load 100rnds and if you have 3-30rnd mags that could be gone in less than 1min.

    But now that that is said enjoy and load so that she enjoys that way when you decide to get a progressive she won't put a halt to your enjoyment.

    I bet I loaded close to 1500rnds in the last 2 months on a single.

    Have fun with it, enjoy, and be safe.
     
  12. 1911NM

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    Don't listen to 'em, you will have a great time with the single stage, and if you do reach the point where you want more rounds per hour, you can always pick up a progressive without having to buy all the accessories. :D At least that's what I always told my self when I still had room on my credit card.
     
  13. JoeShmoe

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    Cost per round

    I bought a bunch of gently used equipment to get started. I have an RCBS single stage press that was owned by a little old lady who only reloaded on Sundays. ;)

    Just for fun I made a spreadsheet which adds every penny I've spent on equipment and components and divides by the total number of rounds loaded to date. I load .38spl, 40S&W and .44Mag. With about 2,000 rounds loaded so far, I've got my total cost per round down to 41 cents, but I don't care much about that number. I'm saving roughly $10.00 per hundred rounds in direct costs, and I'm having fun doing it.
     
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