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07-14-2010, 9:33 PM
I just got a 45 ACP and I am wanting to get the Lee 1000 setup what primers, powder, and bullets are you guys using I'm totally inexperienced so any knowledge helps thanks guys

07-14-2010, 9:36 PM
Books, books, books, books and books.

Oh yeah, don't forget books.

07-14-2010, 9:38 PM
You'll probably get a better response in the reloading section. That said, have you looked at any reloading manuals? That will give you starting loads and what powders/primers/bullets you will need. You can also look into specific loads for your specific pistol. That can give starting data as well. Beware, some reloaders have lots of experience and load over recommended max loads which may not be safe for your intended use. For the newbie its best to stick to proven loads in manuals or online gunpowder sites. Oh, and reloading can get as addictive as shooting and guns themselves so beware:D

07-14-2010, 9:43 PM
Thanks I'll look online I didn't see a reloading forum on calguns

07-14-2010, 9:44 PM
I've got a few broschures that's about it I'll try buying a book and get some reading done

07-14-2010, 9:47 PM
I found the proper forum no response necessary thanks guys

07-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Primers: Whatever large pistol primers you can find
Powder: HP38/Win231
Bullets: Whatever's cheapest

Blast away!

07-15-2010, 8:30 AM
Thanks civilsnake that's consistant with other info thanks for sharing your knowledge

07-15-2010, 10:19 AM
There is a reloading section bud. Get the lyman reloading manual 49th year edition or something like that its the best one I've read

07-15-2010, 10:24 AM
I reload 45 and it saves a ton of money.

07-15-2010, 10:57 AM
yeah look into the reloading section, those guys know a lot!

07-15-2010, 11:13 AM
If you have never reloaded it might be best to not get a progressive press at the start. But as others have said read, read and read some more. To get you started I would suggest the ABCs of Reloading.

07-15-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks guys buying literature and found reloading forum thanks

07-15-2010, 1:53 PM
I reload 45 and it saves a ton of money.