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Want to start reloading. Got questions.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by eric.cartman, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. eric.cartman

    eric.cartman Member

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    Hi!
    I want to try reloading my own ammo... now, being the lazy snob that I am, I would like to get a full auto machine to do it.
    Something you dump powder, primers, brass, and bullets on one end, press the button, and it spits out warm 9mm :D

    Is there such a machine for home use?
     
  2. Dirtypacman

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    Dillion Super 1050 -

    Auto indexing shellplate
    One set of dies
    Built in primer pocket swager
    Automatic powder measure system
    Automatic priming system
    Electric casefeeder

    This is a commercial grade machine, is capable of loading 1,000 to 1,200 rounds per hour and carries a one year warranty.


    About as good as you can get.
     
  3. birdbustr

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    Put down the Cheesy Poofs. You will need to use your arm to pull down the lever on the press at the very least. The single stage presses are easiest to begin on IMO, and some prefer to keep using those even though there are more "progressive" presses, which is more like what you are looking for. You will have to do a little work, and you need to keep your brain on what you are doing also, no matter what type reloading press you use. In any case, it's a lot like work, but the reward is great for most of us that truly enjoy shooting and hunting with ammo that is "the biggest bang for the buck". If you really are lazy, you may want to just buy your rounds.
     
  4. scrat

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    Agreed if your really lazy just go to wally world. You will end up spending soooo much money on something to push a button because your really really lazy. I guess if you want to get into reloading serious reloading you need to get rid of the really really lazy syndrome. Being lazy and reloading have nothing in common. Now when you get serious about reloading then write back.
     
  5. eric.cartman

    eric.cartman Member

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    WOW!
    You guys are really helpful! I mean, really.
    :barf:
     
  6. FieroCDSP

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    Hmm...I'll have to look into one of those Dillons :rolleyes:

    Eric, there's no easy way to say this..... Lazy people shouldn't load their own ammo. Maybe you were just using that sarcasticly, but I thought I'd cover it.

    About the closest thing you'll get to the waaaay too expensive Dillon is a regular progressive press. Lee, Dillon, Hornaday, they all make one. After you do the initial setup, you put in the supplies and crank the handle. The Lee has an optional bullet feeder, but they seem to be more trouble than they're worth. So I end up putting the bullet on manually, which also gives me a moment to QC my work. Opinions vary on which is the best, better deal, etc. Regardless, despite being almost automatic, you're still going to have to work for your ammo. Your undivided attention and at least one arm are required to load.
     
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    Sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear, but they're telling it like it is.

    Its obviously not ballbusting physical labor, but it is time consuming and does require you to pay close attention. I don't know of any reloading press that's so simple that you just "dump powder, primers, brass, and bullets on one end, press the button, and it spits out warm 9mm"
     
  8. scrat

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    Yep i guess we came out a little to strong. However even with the experienced reloaders a mistake can cost your life. A few months ago at the range i fired a round and noticed there was not a hard recoil or anything. so i unloaded the rifle and put a rod down the barrel. Yep i had mistakenly loaded a bullet with now powder. One more fire and i would have been in big trouble. You need to be coherent of what your doing. totally alert without distraction. You have to dedicate the time. You have to do some reading and research. You must know what your doing before you do it. In the end your messing with Gun powder and a bullet and a primer. the proper combination will give you the best ammo in the world. The wrong combination can cost you dearly. Re think what you want to do. If im not in the mood to reload i wont. If im in the mood and i have the time i will spend the most time i can making as much as i can. However i check and recheck everything. Then log my results as i box up the ammo. You have to dedicate the time and be willing to learn.
     
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    This one should fit your description, http://camdexloader.com/. I think they start around $20,000. Is that enough help?:neener:
    Rusty
     
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    To me reloading is a great hobby and pass time, there is no work involved,
    If you think it's work, bit the bullet and buy your rounds!!
    And have a great day!!
     
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    SCRAT said:

    Yep i guess we came out a little to strong. However even with the experienced reloaders a mistake can cost your life. A few months ago at the range i fired a round and noticed there was not a hard recoil or anything. so i unloaded the rifle and put a rod down the barrel. Yep i had mistakenly loaded a bullet with now powder.

    Several years ago, I had the same thing happen. Twice, in one box of twenty .308s. Only thing, they weren't reloads, they were factory loads. I won't mention the brand but they came in green and yellow packaging. While I agree it is important to be attentive while reloading, it is even more important to be attentive when shooting.
     
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