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Old 04-21-2017, 12:54 AM
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Question How much the decent reload equipments cost ?

To prepare for the 1-1-18, I wonder how much a decent reload equipment cost ?
and how much to reload : 9mm, 40SW, 45ACP, 10mm, 380ACP, .223, 5.56.......
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Old 04-21-2017, 3:43 AM
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Are you planning to buy a single stage or progressive?
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Old 04-21-2017, 3:57 AM
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good info in a sticky in the ammo reloading section posted by randall

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=229221
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That's a loaded question, pardon the pun.

Like JTROKS said, single stage or progressive? Do you want to reload 100 rds per hour or 500 rds per hour?

You can drop as little as $150 or up to $650+ on just the press alone.

Then there's all the components that need to be factored in like tools/accessories needed (scales, loading blocks, powder funnel, powder drop, kinetic hammer, storage cases, etc), reloading manual, projectiles, powder, primers and cases.

The link that jay_cue provided gives and excellent idea of costs associated with reloading equipment.

Regarding how much to load is up to you, how much do you plan to shoot regular? How much stock do you want to have?
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Old 04-21-2017, 4:45 AM
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Equipments
Single Stage, Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic Kit $275 + Brass Cleaner $40
Hand brass trimmer $70, Optional : Worlds Finest Trimmer 223 $75 is great
Dies Per Caliber $40, Shell Holder x2= $10, Die Replacement Bushing x3= $15, $65 Per Caliber
I reload 9mm, 357, 460SW, 223, 308 =around $325 for dies and holder, bushings

Brass, you can stock your own or can buy once fired or new
Bullet Berry's, Xtreme, Rainier are cheap, Rainier 9mm 115grain = $0.08
Primer $0.03 - $0.04
Powder for Pistol, TiteGroup (9mm, 357, 460) $20/LBS, can fill 1500 9mm = $0.015/round. cheap. or any other
Powder for Rifle, H110, H335, H4227, A5744, A2230,,, so many

find them at Midway / Cabelas / Angeles Range / Natchez

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Get your reload deals now equipment, components, etc after 1/1/2017 sources will dry up as new ammo laws take effect. 20 lbs powder many k primers thousands of projectiles. form a reloading club and share resources. I have 3 centerire presses and 2 mec shotshell presses

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$6000+. Reloading is expensive and time consuming, you'd be better off just buying ammo off the shelf....*

*DISCLAIMER: I reload a lot and new people will strain the pool of components more than it already is. Reloading isnt that expensive, and its a lot of fun.
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To prepare for the 1-1-18, I wonder how much a decent reload equipment cost ?
and how much to reload : 9mm, 40SW, 45ACP, 10mm, 380ACP, .223, 5.56.......
decent? about a hundred bucks.

But like any hobby, the accessories pile up over time as you add knick knacks here and there, replace a press, add some capability, etc.
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Yep, do some research. Good information above.
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It all depends on how much you shoot. If your a guy that goes to the range once a month and you shoot say a coupla boxes of pistol ammo and a hundred thru your AR....Then a single stage press is fine...(I recommend RCBS rockcrusher or similar setup)
If you go shooting say 3 weekends a month and burn down 2-300 a trip..then you should consider a progressive (Dillon is king)
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You'll find out you will not save any money reloading, because you just wind up shooting more.
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Reloading is so much easier nowadays. Tons of information out there. Be it from reloading manuals from several big name bullet makers, powder company and shooting enthusiast forums. Follow their guidelines and you should catch on in no time.

I enjoyed reloading as much as I enjoy shooting. If you're into bulk reloading handgun ammo to shoot more better read about bulged cases and range pickup brass.
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Realistically, if you want to reload a decent quantity of quality ammo you can get it done for $2000 and not screw yourself over.

$1000 for a decent press and $1000 for the rest of the parts and tools.
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I spent $1,400 to set up for 9mm and .45 with no case feeder.
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Lee Progressive only like $250 or so. Works for me.
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Here you go.
https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Precision...loading+manual
Buy this. It's only $17.
It is the most comprehensive manual out there today. It has way more load data than any other manual.
Don't get intimidated with its size. The instruction portion is only about 1/6th of the book.
Once you read though the instructions, read it again.
You will not believe how many more questions you will have. And the ones you are asking about today will feel foolish to you.
I know because I created almost this exact thread when I was new.
After reading a manual (actually two. The other was Lyman), i was pretty embarrassed by my initial thread.
Read the book.
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