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LSURoss
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Bookmarked!!!

Awesome thread man, thanks!






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4X4DEMON
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Awesome thanks dude. Will read when I have more time.





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Flair Chops
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added to the sticky

excellent thread






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braindeadboxer
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bapple


Have you ever tried your hand at casting your own bullets?






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bapple
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Have you ever tried your hand at casting your own bullets?


I haven't gotten that far into it yet. And I know a lot of indoor ranges shite bricks if you're not using copper-coated ammo. So I just run my plated bullets. Once I get a better progressive press and I'm not using my single stage, I may give it a go. It's really all about me getting out of college first, haha. One semester to go!

And thanks to everyone for the kind words again. And thanks for the sticky!






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Langston
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Nice work man, as always





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braindeadboxer
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It's really all about me getting out of college first


It's finals week






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bapple
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It's finals week


Haha, yea it is.

My last final is tonight and is open book so I'm being pretty laid back for the rest of the week.






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braindeadboxer
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Goodluck bro. I don't envy you. I miss the football tickets and not much else about it. Whats your major btw?





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bapple
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Whats your major btw?


Electrical Engineering. About to finish year 5. I'll be out in May, hopefully.






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TClayboy99
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That is awesome. We had a re-loader for shotgun shells when I was a kid. It went all the way around and you could get 4 or 5 going at a time per press. As in knock the primer out of one shell, put a primer in another, charge another, and load and crimp a fourth.

We sold it in a garage sale for next to nothing when I was about 12. This makes me want another one.

It looked like this...







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bapple
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This makes me want another one.



Get one and make a shotshell loading tutorial.

But in all seriousness, reloading is a very rewarding and fun hobby to embark on. Once you start, you'll have a tough time stopping. Finding that perfect powder/bullet mix that makes you happy is pretty awesome. Also, loading rifle rounds makes you able to find a round that your particular gun shoots well, not a factory round that all rifles shoot well. You can tailor a round specifically for one gun. That's what I love so much about it.






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braindeadboxer
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Good deal on the EE. I wasn't that smart so I was a CM major. Whats your thoughts on the cheapo from Cabelas as a starter to see if its something i'll stick with?

Lee Deluxe Turret Press Reloading Kit $114.99






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bapple
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Whats your thoughts on the cheapo from Cabelas as a starter to see if its something i'll stick with?


It's a decent start. There are a few things there that make me wonder.

The powder measurer they show there is mounted directly into the expanding die. So, it's a bit more involved than mine since it has a turret press (not a single stage) but if you follow the directions alright I think you'd be good to go.






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faxis
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Great thread. Needs to be in the sticky.





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fishfighter
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Yeah. I got the one that has the table top and peg board, but I can already see that I'm going to have to build some more shelving.


Buy you some of those big ammo cans. I'm talking the real big ones. Great to store your powder in one and primers an another. NEVER STORE THEM TOGETHER!

The smaller cans are great for bullets, brass and die sets.






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fishfighter
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Lee Deluxe Turret Press Reloading Kit $114.99


I'm sure that set is without any dies. Add another $35 per set. It should work, but for how long would be the question.






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bapple
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Buy you some of those big ammo cans. I'm talking the real big ones. Great to store your powder in one and primers an another. NEVER STORE THEM TOGETHER!


Good suggestion!






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LSURoss
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If you guys like it and are interested in bulk rifle loading, I'll cover that later as well.



Any plans on making videos for .223/5.56? Or is it the same process as the videos in the 1st post?

Just starting to think about doing this.






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cdaniel76
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RCBS Carbide Die set - LINK
RCBS Rock Chucker Press (mine is a much older version) - LINK
RCBS Shell Holder (for press) - LINK
Lee Auto Prime (mine is much older) - LINK
Lee Auto Prime Shell Holder - LINK
RCBS Uniflow - LINK
Lee Powder Scale (mine is much older) - LINK
Lee Powder Funnel - LINK




Along with all the guns I lost in Katrina (been documented on here before), I also lost all my Dad's reloading equipment. I had everything you mentioned above TIMES TWO (dad had one set up for pistol ammo and the other set up for rifle ammo). He also had a shogun reloading press.

LOST. IT. ALL.






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