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    Reloading Gear

    Hey all,

    I am sick of having to get on my knees for @Philipo when I want to load up some bombs so time for me to bite the bullet (so to speak) and buy myself some kit. So far I have dies, brass, projectiles, primers and powder. I know need:
    a press
    scales
    powder chucker
    trickle charger
    A recipe book

    There are probably other things I need or may want but as with most new stuff - ya don't know what ya don't know. As far as budget goes, I can afford to go out and buy new but figure if you fine folks have stuff lying around unused then I'm all about value for money.

    Failing you wanting to sell me your stuff - Any recommendations on what to buy and from where? I am considering a Lee anniversary set ($259) but have heard mixed reviews. Also looked at the Redding Big Boss kit ($729) and the RCBS Rock Chucker kit ($870). Question is, are the Redding and RCBS worth the extra coin? Also am I better to just buy the components of the kit separately (is there shit in those kits I'm not going to use?)

    Make love not war.

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    Adam
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    I put my kit together with bits and pieces that I acquired here and there, mainly second hand stuff. I don't use a powder chucker or trickler and get by fine. A decent press and scales are where you should focus most of your coin at first. The little gizmos and gadgets you put together over time or just pinch a few bits the next time you're at his .
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    Big boss=perfection....
    Buy once cry once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    I put my kit together with bits and pieces that I acquired here and there, mainly second hand stuff. I don't use a powder chucker or trickler and get by fine. A decent press and scales are where you should focus most of your coin at first. The little gizmos and gadgets you put together over time or just pinch a few bits the next time you're at his .
    Have to agree, i do all my reloading with a small container for the powder and an old KFC spoon, i must admit i did use somone's powder thrower when zombies were due to load my .223!!

    I have a champher/de burrer you can have

    I can understand why you want your own gear, I hear that once you been on ya knees to @Philipo you dont want to go back!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post

    I can understand why you want your own gear, I hear that once you been on ya knees to @Philipo you dont want to go back!!

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    Is that why he's single
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    I've got a Lee press you can have a look at, maybe swap for a fishing trip or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    I've got a Lee press you can have a look at, maybe swap for a fishing trip or two.
    Definitely keen to have a look. Just need the weather to pay ball and we'll get you out for a fish
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    Nothing wrong with the Lee press kit, great value and it gives you a good base to start from. Change out parts as you need, or when a bargain arises.

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    The Lee kit has a great powder thrower, and very accurate scales. Grab some bargain Lee dies, and Lee quick trim bits for your drill and you'll be sorted oh and some calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    Hey all,

    I am sick of having to get on my knees for @Philipo when I want to load up some bombs so time for me to bite the bullet (so to speak) and buy myself some kit. So far I have dies, brass, projectiles, primers and powder. I know need:
    a press
    scales
    powder chucker
    trickle charger
    A recipe book

    There are probably other things I need or may want but as with most new stuff - ya don't know what ya don't know. As far as budget goes, I can afford to go out and buy new but figure if you fine folks have stuff lying around unused then I'm all about value for money.

    Failing you wanting to sell me your stuff - Any recommendations on what to buy and from where? I am considering a Lee anniversary set ($259) but have heard mixed reviews. Also looked at the Redding Big Boss kit ($729) and the RCBS Rock Chucker kit ($870). Question is, are the Redding and RCBS worth the extra coin? Also am I better to just buy the components of the kit separately (is there shit in those kits I'm not going to use?)

    Make love not war.

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    Adam
    What cal dies do you require, may be there are some available thru the members.

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    I bought the Lee anniversary kit about 16 years ago. The only bit I still use is the hand primer, and have just started using the powder thrower for reloading 9mm. My Lee press broke and I bought the Redding Big Boss press.

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    I've got 7mm RM. Will eventually want 7-08 and maybe 223
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiazonic View Post
    The Lee kit has a great powder thrower, and very accurate scales. Grab some bargain Lee dies, and Lee quick trim bits for your drill and you'll be sorted oh and some calipers.
    The scales are accurate, but slow as shit to settle. You can load decent ammo on them it just takes longer
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    spend the coin on some Hornady bench rest scales or similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post

    Failing you wanting to sell me your stuff - Any recommendations on what to buy and from where? I am considering a Lee anniversary set ($259) but have heard mixed reviews. Also looked at the Redding Big Boss kit ($729) and the RCBS Rock Chucker kit ($870). Question is, are the Redding and RCBS worth the extra coin? Also am I better to just buy the components of the kit separately (is there shit in those kits I'm not going to use?)

    Make love not war.

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    If it's good sound advice you're after then steer clear of anything 'Lee'! Out of all the reloading tool failure I've seen (especially around presses) one name rings out... "LEE"!

    I've never seen or heard of someone breaking or distorting a Redding Ultra Mag, Big Boss, or even an RCBS Rocktosser press, all of which you can't go wrong with. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm not 100% knocking Lee, I do have one of their yellow plastic powder scoop spoon measures, that I use in conjunction with my RCBS/Redding loading gear, and so far I've never had a problem with it, but that's the only thing I use that functions properly from Lee, hell I've even had problems with Lee shellholders!
    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten"!

 

 

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