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bulldog95
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North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
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reloader recommendation.

I know everything is hard to find now but soon my dad and i are going to start reloading. I haven't done this before and was wondering about presses.

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weagle99
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re: reloader recommendation.
That RCBS kit would be great for someone starting out. Everything you need is there to get going, and the Rock Chucker is probably the best single stage press on the market.

For a progressive I would look at Dillon Precision. Their product quality and customer service are both legendary in reloading circles.

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gmshooter
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re: reloader recommendation.
Dillion
Buy once cry once!!


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CCTiger
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: reloader recommendation.
If you want a "kit" of basics to start, there is no one that makes better equipment for precision than Redding, they offer a kit. Lyman is also good.

If you are unsure about progressive versus single stage a nice compromise that loads lots of rounds are the turret presses - Lyman or Redding - Reddings is high but more stations.

I do not recommend to those starting reloading that you start with a progressive, especially an auto-indexing progressive. There is a lot going on, and it is very easy for them to get ahead of you with double charges or no charges on powder, seating depth/crimp.

I recommend starting with single stage or turret, determine what you like to reload or will shoot most and then consider a progressive after a good bit of time with the single stage.

I have had Dillon and Hornady. I am one of the very very few who admit a bad experience with Dillon, their customer service was much less than friendly when I had a couple of issues over time, but most swear by them. I use Hornady progressives now, not as many small parts to deal with and I like their setup better for reloading than Dillon - if you are going to the 650 Dillon in a single caliber setup, I would change that to the Dillon probably. But, no one that does not have a good bit of experience, that is not a highly precise/anal type will escape charging errors on a Progressive - starting out with one.


weagle99
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re: reloader recommendation.
quote:

I do not recommend to those starting reloading that you start with a progressive, especially an auto-indexing progressive. There is a lot going on, and it is very easy for them to get ahead of you with double charges or no charges on powder, seating depth/crimp.

I recommend starting with single stage or turret, determine what you like to reload or will shoot most and then consider a progressive after a good bit of time with the single stage.


Excellent points.


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