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disturbed1
07-16-2012, 2:22 PM
So, I was shopping around online and found this kit with good reviews. Would you guys buy this kit and if so what else do I need?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/650614/lee-breech-lock-hand-press-kit

XDRoX
07-16-2012, 3:23 PM
Those are great for Bug out bags or loading at the range, but get old real fast loading at home. You'll be much better off getting a cheap single stage press and loading on it. A cheap single stage is the price same price anyway.

disturbed1
07-16-2012, 3:34 PM
Can you lead me to the right place?

XDRoX
07-16-2012, 3:49 PM
Something like this.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/423081/lee-challenger-breech-lock-single-stage-press-anniversary-kit

Any cheap single stage kit will work fine.

The choices are abundant. What are you looking to reload?

artichokie
07-16-2012, 6:49 PM
I use the handpress to load 45 acp. I can probably do about 50 rds an hour. Good thing about it is i can easily store all my reloading stuff into a small box (i live in an apartment) and it seems pretty cheap as a starter set.

People say it'll get old after a while. I'm not tired of it yet, though if I had the permanent space, i'd get a single stage.

mjmagee67
07-16-2012, 6:54 PM
Something like this.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/423081/lee-challenger-breech-lock-single-stage-press-anniversary-kit

Any cheap single stage kit will work fine.

The choices are abundant. What are you looking to reload?

I several people who started out with this same kit. No one has ever had a bad thing to say about it. It's a good place to start and you can upgrade and add on as needed.

mroels
07-16-2012, 9:15 PM
I'm one month into reloading and went this route. Hand press, dies, zip trim, scale, case mic, caliper, primers, powder, bullets, manual. Cost around $200, but I didn't buy top of the line anything, although I can already see myself upgrading in the future. Since I didn't buy anything bulk my savings aren't huge but I'm making .223 match grade ammo for the cost of plinking ammo. But I didn't get into it for savings though. Definitely buy some more bushings.

I've done around 300 rounds over the last two weeks. The press is fine for what I'm doing right now, although once I start doing multiple calibers I will invest in a turret (assuming the mrs won't mind having one in the apartment). As of right now I don't see it getting tiring at all but you'll have to ask me after 1000 rounds.

Personally I think it's a great and cheap way to figure out if reloading is something you want to do.

cindynles
07-16-2012, 10:11 PM
I think the Lee Turret press is the best kit for starting out (if you don't have the money for a Dillon). It comes with everything you need except the dies (even a manual). Its much faster than a single stage, and is very easy to change calibers.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/785993/lee-4-hole-turret-press-with-auto-index-deluxe-kit

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disturbed1
07-16-2012, 11:34 PM
in the mean time I am going to reload 45 acp, 30-06 and in the future 5.56 nato. Maybe 9mm if my lady gets a 9mm handgun.

Colt562
07-17-2012, 12:07 AM
I'm new to reloading as well if I purchased this kit what else would I need to purchase? Like what dies or tools

blockfort
07-17-2012, 1:03 AM
Colt652, search youtube and watch videos on reloading. there's thousands of them, including one series that's two hours long in 13 parts made by a calgunner. when you get to the point where you already know what they're going to say and do next, you'll be ready to pick your gear, and load with very few unanswered questions

the led farmer
07-17-2012, 8:18 AM
Another vote for the lee classic turret, can't miss with this press