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Thread: Reloading start up kit lee breechlok or similar

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    Question Reloading start up kit lee breechlok or similar

    Well like most things I procrastinated too long, I went to order the lee breechlok reloading starter kit from Gunworks only to find they had sold out
    Anyway before I ring them on Monday I thought it might be worth asking on here in case anyone had a kit for sale of similar spec setup as the lee breechlok reloading starter kit,
    The lee kit was $300 so looking to spend around that maybe could stretch a little further, I can't afford the hornandy kit right now, I am new to reloading and just getting started so trying to do it cheapish then upgrade as and when I can.
    So can anyone preferably North Canterbury or Christchurch help me out ?
    Also chading 243 dies so could be keen on those as well.
    The Lee kit came with:
    Press
    Priming tool
    Scales
    Lube pad
    Primer pocket cleaning tool
    Chamfer tool
    Case trimmer
    And a few other bits
    I'm just wanting the basics to get me started

    Cheers everyone

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    That kit Waste of your limited budget , all will break and or fuck you off

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    This came up the other day, hard to go wrong for ninety bucks https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=1906057283
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    Don't need a lube pad bud, just a piece of closed cell sleeping mat foam. Damn near the same thing.

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    I'm sorted now, still chasing a few things though
    I prefer digital scales personal preference so in need of a set as I have borrowed some from a friend
    A powder trickler
    243 dies, seating, decapping and shoulder/neck sizing
    If you can help with any of the above second hand but in good useable condition I'd be very grateful, if no luck I'll buy new but trying to avoid that as getting set up is not cheap as I'm sure you all know.
    Thank you

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    Would also consider a electronic charge dispenser like the lyman or rcbs ones but only second hand cannot afford new.
    Not looking for giveaway just good honest second hand

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    @dannyb just some advice for a novice reloader, the electronic scales ( especially second hand ) may not give you a consistent charge weight. Not a huge problem if you are using a 243 with bulkier slow burning powder...... as you will fill the case before the load can become too dangerous.
    Do some research on digital equipment as it comes up often about their accuracy.

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    I have been using a cheaply built (imo) plasticky Lyman gen 6 thrower and scale for yrs.
    I have low ES with consistent expected velocities in every rifle caliber I own.
    (a lot more goes into that than powder charge alone)

    Don't even think about its reliability.

    I really don't get all the talk that electronic scales are unreliable.
    I would buy another or similar and not think twice about it again if it died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    @dannyb just some advice for a novice reloader, the electronic scales ( especially second hand ) may not give you a consistent charge weight. Not a huge problem if you are using a 243 with bulkier slow burning powder...... as you will fill the case before the load can become too dangerous.
    Do some research on digital equipment as it comes up often about their accuracy.
    One of the steps in your reloading procedure should be to visually inspect the charged cases to check they all have powder, and that they are all filled to a similar level. This will avoid any major over-loads.
    I have forgotten or been in too much of a rush to do it sometimes, thankfully I picked up on a few rounds with no powder before I tried firing them
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    Been really spoilt using my mates rcbs charge dispenser, no issues so far and shoots really good groups from an average shooter.
    Really cuts down on the time at the bench which helps me as I get a crook back sitting for long periods.
    I figure buy the time I buy a decent thrower, scales and trickler I'll be getting closer to the cost of a dispenser so why not cry once?

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    @dannyb if I'd know you were going down this rabbit hole I could have leant you my gear for winter!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    @dannyb if I'd know you were going down this rabbit hole I could have leant you my gear for winter!!
    Cheers mate but I really need my own gear anyway. Steep learning curve

 

 

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