15 replies [Last post]
Offline
Moderator
Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
intersted in starting to reload

I don't do any competition shooting and load only for my hunting rifles or a partners hunting rifles,
I've been using RCBS gear for as long as I can remember and it hasn't done me wrong yet.
Yea, at present it does save me money but, i've had the gear and bought enough parts and pieces to last a lifetime, at least for me, quite a few years ago.
When I first started out I didn't concern myself with whether I was going to save money. I was more concerned with developing the load I wanted in any given rifle.
It's well worth the expense and effort. Go slow. Learn the processes and when it's accomplished you'll never get the smile off your face.
Have fun.

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3190
intersted in starting to reload

My very first loading tool was a Lee Loader, $9.95! I upgraded it with a Lee measure kit. I'd bet today I could take a Lee Loader and a good scale and make every bit as good and accurate loads as any set up on the market.

The draw back of the Lee Loader is it is slow, that's also one of the positives of it. You can't get in a hurry if you wanted to! It neck sizes cases and actually straight line seat's the bullet's. Oh I want to add one more piece of equipment, a Lee primer tool, never touch the primer's!

Offline
Location: California
Joined: 09/06/2008
Posts: 1071
intersted in starting to reload

Don Fisher wrote,

Quote:
My very first loading tool was a Lee Loader, $9.95!

Wow Don! I have to admire someone who doesnt mind everyone knowing how old he is!!! Big smile Did they even have metallic cartridges then Buffalo Don or did you reload from horseback? Laugh

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3190
intersted in starting to reload
BunnySlayer wrote:
Don Fisher wrote,
Quote:
My very first loading tool was a Lee Loader, $9.95!

Wow Don! I have to admire someone who doesnt mind everyone knowing how old he is!!! Big smile Did they even have metallic cartridges then Buffalo Don or did you reload from horseback? Laugh

I don't believe that hammer was the first one to ever reload on the kitcher table! I was!!! Laugh And if that's not bad enough, one winter in Montana I built a boat in the living room! Thumbs up Come to think of it, my first home made smoker was in the basement. Whole darn house smelled like jerky! Yes

I'm like a fine wine. After awhile even it turns to vinager. Cry

Offline
Location: California
Joined: 09/06/2008
Posts: 1071
intersted in starting to reload

Laugh Laugh Laugh

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Plot Managmentgabbs1212401/30/2008 14:43 pm
Hunting Ammo Do you Load Your Own? Critter2603/20/2011 17:35 pm
308 for coyotessniper811712/02/2012 09:42 am
260 RemDon Fischer1002/25/2007 11:57 am
Reloading 1ST time brass and FL sizingfire5179401/19/2010 10:14 am