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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tacbandit, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. Tacbandit

    Tacbandit Member

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    Looking to get into loading....recommendations for a first system...???
    Primarily for .223, .45, and 9mm...:confused:
    Thanks
     
  2. Shoney

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    First, have you read the sticky at the top of the reloading section????

    In order to more correctly fit you to the equipment, we need to know the approximmate numbers of each of the 223, .45???, and 9mm you shoot per week/month/year.
     
  3. Poper

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    Good advice. Read Dave's sticky, then you will probably still have questions, but the lion's share will be answered for you.

    Also, start collecting a library of loading manuals. One can never have too many. :D

    I hope this is helpful.

    Poper
     
  4. Tacbandit

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    Thanks, ya'll..No, I had failed to do that..Appreciate the advice on manuals...I'll get to it... Thanks,
     
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    Thanks, guys....Lots of good info there...That helps a lot...:)
     
  6. Lovesbeer99

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    Buy and read, cover to cover, at least 1 manual. I read Lyman and Speer. Get a single stage press to start. Even if you upgrade later, you'll always have use for a spare single stage press. I bought the RCBS rock chucker starter kit, at a good price, but If I had to do it over the Lee Challenger was a better overall deal. Even at 350 for the kit, I'm saving 15 per box of ammo of .223, and 9.00 per box for 38spl, and 12.00 per box of .357mag. Do the math and it pays for itself in short order.

    Please, please, please read the manuals before you start. It's important to understand the effects of small changes can have on pressure. Just swapping primers can cause a serious issue.

    Think of it like electricity. As long as you know what you're doing, and follow the safety rules, you should be ok. But if you get careless, or don't really know, zap and it's too late.
     
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    Great start. The ABC's of Reloading is one of the best "starter" books out there - I highly recommend it. Once you have done some reading, please don't be hesitant to use the knowledge base here for any remaining questions.

    I suggest you limit the scope of the questions. "...any recommendations for a first system...?" is pretty overwhelming, and you aren't likely to get many specific responses. You are much more likely to get lots of good information by posting limited/specific questions.

    And, welcome to the reloading ranks.....
     
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