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#7154184 - 04/28/18 11:10 AM Reloading for beginner
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What all would I need to get started reloading for 6.5CM and 7mm08?

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#7154198 - 04/28/18 11:54 AM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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I would start by buying two reloading manuals and reading the detailed how to in each. After reading each to point of comprehension decide if itís an adventure for you. Then you can make your list and you will receive all the input you could ever need here.

You donít need fancy gizmos to load quality ammo. You do need a quality single stage press, powder dispenser, trickler, and scales. Moderately priced calipers help a lot. The Lee hand tools for deburring/chamfering are fine to start with and inexpensive. Of course you need dies. I use Lee and around here that makes me a second class citizen although Iím pretty sure my reloads perform with most here. I also own RCBS and Redding.

Things that will save you time but are absolutely not needed are:

Bullet comparator

Seating dies with a micrometer

Automated powder dispensers. RCBS Chargemaster etc

Automated brass prep center

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#7154246 - 04/28/18 01:39 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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The process of reloading is not complicated. The 2 cartridges you mention are pretty straight-forward to reload. Handgun cartridges are slightly different.

The best advice is to get with an experience handloader & spend an hour or two loading some ammo. Starting with a kit from Lee, Lyman, RCBS, or Hornady are all a good way to begin.

Good Luck & enjoy what will surely be your new hobby!
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#7154252 - 04/28/18 01:56 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Buy a kit and some dial calipers. If you can read you can reload. Itís not hard.

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#7154281 - 04/28/18 03:08 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Some fairly good info in the tech reference sticky thread above in this section.

Lots of helpful folks on here will answer questions. Do not hesitate to ask
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#7154382 - 04/28/18 06:12 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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I can teach you hands on, at the range, with your rifles, and my equipment, or your equipment. Have done that with RedSnake, KRoyal, and CitySlickerHunter.
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#7154406 - 04/28/18 06:45 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I can teach you hands on, at the range, with your rifles, and my equipment, or your equipment. Have done that with RedSnake, KRoyal, and CitySlickerHunter.


I might have to take you up on that offer sometime

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#7154407 - 04/28/18 06:46 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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So how much would it cost to get started? Would this kit, dies, powder, brass and bullets be all I need to get started?

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/hornady-lock-n-load-classic-reloading-kit#repChildCatid=804654

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#7154414 - 04/28/18 07:03 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Personally, I'd go this route, instead. That hand primer from Hornady is scrap metal, brand new from the package.

www.midwayusa.com/product/1013036852/rcbs-rock-chucker-supreme-master-single-stage-press-kit

You will need dies, and some other tools, but that kit will make good ammo.
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#7154425 - 04/28/18 07:24 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Why do you want to reload?

Personally I would make a plan before I bought anything. Does the base kit align with your goals? Depending on what you want to do you could easily be spending some more money.


I am with fireman I like the RCBS, but for a different reason. IMO the triple beam is more accurat than the scale, but itís slower

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#7154429 - 04/28/18 07:26 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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I second that Jason. Much better kit and on sale to boot.

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#7154827 - 04/29/18 12:44 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Youíd also be welcome to visit me at our country place near Groesbeck to learn to reload rifle and pistol. I only have a 100 yard range, but it is only 25 steps from my reloading gear.

I also agree with the suggestion to get started with RCBS gear, though Lyman, Redding and Hornady gear is as good. I have some Lee products, but that wouldnít be my first choice for most reloading equipment.

I donít have dies for either cartridge you want to reload, so youíd have to bring them.


Edited by 603Country (04/29/18 12:46 PM)

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#7154957 - 04/29/18 03:53 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Don't forget YouTube university. Lots of good info and u get to watch people doing it.

I'm still very much a beginner and started with a hornady kit. Still seems like a good move.


Edited by Korean Redneck (04/29/18 03:56 PM)

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#7154960 - 04/29/18 03:54 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: Korean Redneck]
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Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
...u get to watch people doing it.



On youtube??
rofl
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#7155247 - 04/29/18 09:21 PM Re: Reloading for beginner [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Originally Posted By: Korean Redneck
...u get to watch people doing it.



On youtube??
rofl


My good sir, what are you insinuating?

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