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Thread: Buyers guide for reloading, Newbie Loader

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    I have only recently got into reloading, I did look at the Lee kit but in the end bought seperate bits.... most of which is Lee anyway. I got the cast iron Lee press from guncity in one of their sales, it seems a pretty solid piece of equipment. I bought a second hand set of Ohaus 5- 10 beam scales for $100 and got dies second hand on here, Lee collet and full length die set, I also got a Lee case trimmer. The other thing that is needed is a set of veriner calipers, which I already had.
    I did improvise with some small kitchen funnels to poor the powder through and drilled a heap of holes in a bit of ply for case holders. For lube I had some lanolin but it is probably better buying proper case lube

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    I got the Hornady e-book for $23US off Amazon for Kindle.
    NO, I don't have a kindle (except to put on the fire) but the app is free and I get the same info on laptop, phone etc..

    Already had the book from last summer but that was the 9th, printed in 2012.
    The ebook is the latest with 6.5CM anyway plus the Grendel and whatever else I don't know of....
    A bugger to read (ebook) but a cheap way of getting the latest.

    Also just bought into Lee but finding it irksome regarding xtra bits; poor supply chain and support so gotta wait for items to arrive from over seas.
    I'd say it is fine to use but the RCBS etc does feel more robust!

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    Have a look here for some manuals etc
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....sources-23368/

    ADI has pretty good downloadable load data as well

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    @Reindeer I'm in the process of upgrading my digital scales so you can have my Hornady Electronic Scale GS-1500 for $20.00 if you like.

    Looking for a set with a bit more exactness for throwing warm loads so going the Lyman way. These are good to 0.2 of a grain currently and you can zero or tare for use with a trickler - Just reset, and re measure to make sure its picked up the trickle bang on...

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    @Reindeer has that lyman manual turned up yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    @Reindeer has that lyman manual turned up yet ?
    Yes thank you arrived last night. Started reading it this morning.
    Thank you John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    @Reindeer I'm in the process of upgrading my digital scales so you can have my Hornady Electronic Scale GS-1500 for $20.00 if you like.

    Looking for a set with a bit more exactness for throwing warm loads so going the Lyman way. These are good to 0.2 of a grain currently and you can zero or tare for use with a trickler - Just reset, and re measure to make sure its picked up the trickle bang on...
    Cheers Carpe
    I do have a set of those already.
    Brought off 8pntsika
    Cheers for the offer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    @Reindeer I'm in the process of upgrading my digital scales so you can have my Hornady Electronic Scale GS-1500 for $20.00 if you like.

    Looking for a set with a bit more exactness for throwing warm loads so going the Lyman way. These are good to 0.2 of a grain currently and you can zero or tare for use with a trickler - Just reset, and re measure to make sure its picked up the trickle bang on...
    Hi if reindeer not interested in them I might be

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    a set of LEE spoons will cost about $30 and will throw your powder to within a smidgin of what you ask for so piece of cake to select spoon smaller chuck that in pan then trickle a wee amount on top with teaspoon........hold teaspoon full of powder like a pencil over pan and tap thumb knuckle with other hand....so simple its not funny.
    old nosler manuals are great for the "how to"
    lee case trimmers idiot proof. cordless drill makes case prep a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    a set of LEE spoons will cost about $30 and will throw your powder to within a smidgin of what you ask for so piece of cake to select spoon smaller chuck that in pan then trickle a wee amount on top with teaspoon........hold teaspoon full of powder like a pencil over pan and tap thumb knuckle with other hand....so simple its not funny.
    old nosler manuals are great for the "how to"
    lee case trimmers idiot proof. cordless drill makes case prep a breeze.
    A decent trickler is a damn sight easier! Redding ones are good.

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    I have the RCBS ROCK CHUCKER..Supreeme master single stage press kit......use it to reload 300/270 ammo....look at it .....great stater kit
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