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Old 09-27-2016, 9:06 PM
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After receiving emails from CRPA and NRA regarding the signature count, I have decide it's time I begin reloading.

I can only assume the prices will go up for any and all reloaders and next year they try to outlaw some part of reloading.


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Old 09-27-2016, 9:08 PM
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Should have started several years ago like the rest of us!
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Old 09-27-2016, 9:15 PM
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Old 09-27-2016, 9:24 PM
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Old 09-27-2016, 9:28 PM
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Should have started several years ago like the rest of us!


Late to the game, but I will try to catch up.


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Old 09-27-2016, 9:32 PM
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Yes. Start buying your components now. It'll only get worse.
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Late to the game, but I will try to catch up.
Yes, welcome to the club. It's never too late...it's just getting interesting!
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Old 09-28-2016, 2:38 AM
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Old 09-28-2016, 7:32 AM
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After receiving emails from CRPA and NRA regarding the signature count, I have decide it's time I begin reloading.

I can only assume the prices will go up for any and all reloaders and next year they try to outlaw some part of reloading.

Probably a good idea. Good luck. I have been reloading since the 90's. I don't consider myself a expert, but if you have any questions or need advice on equipment, feel free to send me message.

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Buy components. Now. Everything is in stock. Don't buy one pound powders, buy 8 pounders. Don't buy 5,000 primers, buy 100k. Lots of good deals on bullets too. Trust me, if you ramp up slowly, you will be kicking yourself next year that you didn't stock up.
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Welcome to the Dark Side, where ammo is never more than an arm's length away.
Go slow and steady, don't worry about hoarding yet. Plenty of other reloaders will lend a hand if you wind up in a pinch.
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I thought I was done with 3 years of components.

Now I feel that I need to buy more
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I made that decision the second brown signed all that legislation. Not even that mad about it. Always wanted to do it but that gave me the push I needed.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:31 AM
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I already spent $3k this year on components, I go out to the garage and feel like a hoarder and smile...then I realize I only have 2 years worth of normal shooting and feel like I should spend more.

I will have another $1k to spend in a month but I will be stretching to get that.
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Don't forget about casting bullets. This will cut down costs on finished rounds.
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Don't do like I did and take all my reloading supplies out in the boat.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:25 PM
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I am looking at the dillon 550B. From what I read and saw at OC relaoding it looks like the best fit for me and the multiple calibers I have.
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550b and 650 are great investments. If you really want to pump out volume 650 with case feeder.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:16 PM
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Nothing wrong with going Blue.

However...how many of you Blue owners still have a high quality single stage press close by? And you know who you are. 550s R GTG no doubt.

I'd shoot for gaining the experience of the cartridge assembly without the distraction of a progressive first. And if the company is making their products in China all bets off.
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Old 09-29-2016, 4:40 AM
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Me too. I bought .303 dies for my Enfield. Now I research about powder and a bullet. Money is short, though now.

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Old 09-29-2016, 8:52 AM
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I reload and cast everything, I even have a shotmaker (messy). Decide what you want to reload, pistol caliber only? Get a Dillon Square deal. Rifle and Pistol? Dillon 650. They have the best ergonomics and customer service going.

Shotgun? if you are a casual shooter or have the time, MEC Jr. Just about idiot proof. I went from a Dillon 900SL to 4 Juniors to load all guages, I now have the time and they are easy to use in front of the radio. Less cost also. And you can find decent ones on Ebay.

Casting? Get a RCBS or LEE Pot, again Ebay is your friend. I prefer the Lyman Molds over the cheaper Lee molds. And go for multi cavity 4 minimum.

Dies? If not a Dillon with dies already, their Carbide dies are state of the art, easy to disassemble for cleaning.

Get friends to go in on a bulk order for Powder or Primer, I use Graf and Sons and do 48 Pounds (6 8 pounders) at a time to split Hazmat. They have fixed shipping at only $7.95 Btw...

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Old 09-29-2016, 11:12 AM
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I decided to get started too. I was able to get a Hornaday progressive reloader brand new from Cabellas for $350 shipped during the labor day sale.
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Old 09-29-2016, 2:39 PM
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Or just buy a bunch of ammo now and be done with it.
Reloading is no "Magic Ticket". It still has costs, supply/demand issues, lots of time spent not to mention (never happens to anyone here, of course) the possible bad load that ruins your day.
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Don't forget to keep stocking up on rim fire though. Can't reload those.


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Old 09-29-2016, 4:22 PM
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Lots of info here. Thanks guys. I will be in touch with some of you I am sure. Ordering the Dillon 550 tomorrow


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Yep. It's time.

What kicked my arse into gear was wanting to tailor certain loads for a single-action Ruger Blackhawk in .41 Magnum. And, I could certainly have much more fun shooting .44 Mag that didn't cost +/- .71 per round, either. Then there's .308... .357 Mag/.38 Special... .45ACP... I have dies for all of it except .45; I've quite a pile of commercially-loaded cartridges for my 1911s.

I started with the .41 and using a single-stage RCBS setup. Using Hornady LNL bushings with it is like having a turret press. I like this setup for my present needs. If I ever require volume production, I'll look at a progressive... but I could definitely survive with what I have now. I have a good jump on components. I shall acquire more.

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Old 10-01-2016, 10:47 PM
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Nothing wrong with a single stage. I think it's better to learn on a single stage than a progressive anyway. Plus, there are things a single stage does better, like case resizing. I have two Dillons but also a Rockchucker for case sizing.

For autoloaders I usually resize everything separately anyway. I check every case in a case gauge because I don't want to load an oversized case.
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Do a search on ebay for 22LR reloading

Lots of stuff out there.




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Ive been rocking out with my single stage classic hornady loader since xmas still need more components to keep reloading 308 and feeding my toys.
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A single stage is great device for working up a load but once you have it developed a progressive grinds them out.
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