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I want to get into reloading and thought this kit might be a good one to start with. Any thoughts or ideas?

RCBS RC Supreme Master Reloading Kit $259.00

A convenient, cost-saving solution for the beginning reloader or an equipment upgrade for the seasoned expert, the RC Supreme Master Reloading Kit contains virtually all the top-quality equipment needed for precision metallic reloading. The only additional things you'll need to purchase to get started are the dies, shell holder and components. The kit highlights the newly designed RC Supreme press. Based on the renowned Rock Chucker press, the RC Supreme offers a superior blend of strength, precision and versatility. It has the same ultra-strong cast-iron construction along with a larger window opening to accommodate today's longer magnum cartridges and an ambidextrous design that ensures comfortable right- or left-hand use. It can also be upgraded to function as a progressive press. Kit comes complete with:
RC Supreme Press
5-0-5 Powder Scale
Uniflow™ Powder Measure
Speer No. 13 Reloading Manual
Hand Priming Tool
Hex Key Set
Case Loading Block
Case Lube Kit
Powder Funnel and Deburring Tool.

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If it's tall enough to fit the cases you plan on loading it would be something that you will get many years of use out of.
I would add a case trimmer and tumbler.

Some 20+ years ago I bought a very similar kit and still use it.

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Looks good to me. Thumbs up
I don't like the powder measurers, don't trust them to be precise each and every time. I would add a Powder trickler to your list and use the Measurer for an approximate charge weight, then trickle it up to the exact charge weight. Actually I got a measurer but use a teasspoon and a bowl and then the trickler.
Trickler will cost you about ten bucks.

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fuzzybear wrote:
If it's tall enough to fit the cases you plan on loading it would be something that you will get many years of use out of.
I would add a case trimmer and tumbler.

How do you know if it is tall enough? I plan to load .243 and .30-06

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It's tall enough for those calibers CVC. That's a great kit and it will serve you well. I too would recommend a powder trickler for stick powders. My thrower pumps out H380 with perfect accuracy, but I only use that in 1 of my rifles. The tumbler is a great addition too.

Good luck and have fun-

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Yep and I would also add the tumbler, trickler and trimmer. Oh, forgot, get a dial caliper for ceasuring case length.

I wonder why they make that kit with a de-burr tool and no trimmer?

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Don wrote:
I wonder why they make that kit with a de-burr tool and no trimmer?

They do that for people like me Don, havn't used a trimmer in a very long time. Do everything with a deburring tool.

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That's the one to buy. Can't go wrong with RCBS. Just invest in an RCBS powder trickler and a case trimmer at some point.

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That would be a good kit for getting started, like others have said. The speer manual is kind of basic. More extensive data can be found on the web or in either the sierra or hornady manuals.

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This week, I am going to go to a local gun shop and have them order it for me.

Their price is a little more expensive than Cabela's but I like to keep the local guys in business. They have lots of supplies in stock, just don't keep the kit in stock.

Need to build a bench and I'll be good to go.

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That is a good kit at a reasonable price. You wont regret getting that kit. RCBS is one of the more popular and reliable reloading names. You can get by with everything they provide, but as others have stated, you will soon be purchasing a few other items, mainly: a case trimming kit, and a powder trickler. (in the old Rock Chucker kits, the case trimmer is included, but the press is a shorter press that doesn't fit the magnum cartridges as well, but it is easily doable)

When i got into reloading, I didn't know anybody who could show me all the aspects of reloading, so I bought a cheap video that shows you the step by step procedures. It definately helped me learn more that would have taken me a lot longer to learn if I hadn't watched the video.

I personally would get the kit you mentioned and spend the extra $50-$100 to get a case trimming kit and a powder trickler. reload according to the specs of a published manual such as: Speer reloading manual, IMR manual, Hornady Manual,Hodgden Manual, or any published manual that you can purchase in a store by person. DO NOT try going by loads that you find on the internet until you have had enough time to fully understand how every part in reloading makes a difference in safety of pressure, so that you can make an educated decition to wether an internet recipey is BS or safe.

Get the kit and start learning, it'll be fun once you get the hang of it. Stick with published manuals and read it when ever you have time, AKA on the toilet or bored.

here are some reloading manuals and loads that are published that you can find for free on the internet:
Accurate Reloading: http://www.accuratepowder.com/loaddata_caliber_new.htm
Alliant Reloader: http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/index.aspx
Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester data: http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

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