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    Reloading equipment

    I got a Lee breech lock challenger press, Lee scale and a Lee powder measure for a pretty sharp price from the petone gunshop thats closing down, what should I be looking to get next building ip to eventually start reloading, looking at doing some .308 subs to start with.

    I did a search but couldnt find any old threads.

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    Trail boss powder and some lead projectiles. 151 grain. Shooter NZ makes them. Look him up on here.


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    And 308 dies.


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    Cheers Manu, Ill have to get some dies and hit youtube, just couldnt find a defenitive "gear list" to make a start.

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    get a primer pocket cleaner and sizing lube
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    lee gear is fine however the lee scales are not very good upgrade them asap
    the bare essentials for reloading are and I may forget a couple of things but you need all of this before reloading for the 1st time

    a press

    scales

    case lube

    primer pocket cleaner lee ones are about $10 new

    a die set the lee rgb sets are fine for what your doing and are about $45 and a shell holder $10

    a hand primer (if the press doesn't prime on the down stroke) the lee auto prime is fine and shell holder for that

    powder funnel not completely needed however getting the powder in the brass is a bitch without

    case trimmer and de burr and chamfer tools

    calipers for measuring stuff the warehouse sells cheap digital calipers in the tools section for $19 they work good enough for basic loading but not ideal good ones can be upwards of $300 though

    bullet puller for when you fuck up coz you will fuck up

    obviously powder,brass,primers and projetiles

    I may of forgot something but that's 95% of the stuff needed
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    And a good reloading manual

    The plastic spoons at McDeaths of K Fried make good powder tricklers..

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    For priming I use a Lee ram primer it does large and small primers instead of a bullet puller I just use the press
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    And a good reloading manual

    The plastic spoons at McDeaths of K Fried make good powder tricklers..

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    ideally yes however all that info that you use a manual for is online so a manual while ideal isn't a must have

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    For priming I use a Lee ram primer it does large and small primers instead of a bullet puller I just use the press
    yep take the die out put bullet to be pulled in the press and lift the ram the bullet will stick out the top of the press and you can grab it with a pair of vice grips and lower the ram and pull it that way however this fucks the projectile not an issue to most

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    I can get them out without fuking them use the wire cutting part of pliers a few goes and you can master it

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    A scale not made by Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    ideally yes however all that info that you use a manual for is online so a manual while ideal isn't a must have
    Most manuals also contain very good information on the reloading process and case preparation and trouble shooting in addition to the load data.

    And yes you can find that information on the Internet as well.

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    @JasonW

    What part of the country are you in?

    Maybe there is an experienced Reloader nearby who is willing to show you the ropes and get you started.

    That's how I got started.

    I'd be happy to help if your in the Hawkes Bay.

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    What's the problem with the lee beam scales? I use the one I got with the kit ok. I make sure to centre the beam so as not to get stuck on the side and it's accurate trickling up to the mark.
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