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Location: Northern Minnesota
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I have not reloaded since I was a teenager on a trap shooting team back in the 60's. Now I plan to reload revolver and rifle ammo. Any advice on equipment, dies etc. would be appreciated. I am thinking a single stage to keep it simple.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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I suggest going with a starter kit from Lee or RCBS. They will have most everything you'll need to get started minus the dies, case trimmer, and shellholders. You should also get some manuals from the various bullet and powder companies.

Oh yeah, get a notebook to keep all your notes in. Good notes will come in handy.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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JCalhoun wrote:
I suggest going with a starter kit from Lee or RCBS. They will have most everything you'll need to get started minus the dies, case trimmer, and shellholders. You should also get some manuals from the various bullet and powder companies.

Oh yeah, get a notebook to keep all your notes in. Good notes will come in handy.

I have to agree If price is an issue lee would be the way to go without draining the bank acount.
I started with lee aniversery Kit and as I got into it more I replaced some of the components as I could aford them. The aniversery Kit comes with a book as well with minimum and max loads.
I would also recomend a powder dribler, saves a lot of frustration.
My 2 cents.
Merry xmass F.K.

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I recently entered the world of reloading and purchased the RCBS rockchucker supreme kit. I think it was less than $300. Completely satisfied with it.

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Does it make any difference what caliber I start out with ?

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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Nope. All dies (except the really big ones) use a standardized thread. This is great as will aloow you to use different brand dies even in the same caliber.

If you buy Lee dies, they come with a shellholders. Other dies you'll have to buy it seperately.

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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So far the RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme looks like a good deal.
Does anyone have suggestions on a reloading journal ?
The largest caliber I will be reloading so far is .450 Marlin.

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Location: Peyton Co
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I would get the new Nosler manual. They usually have a lot of good information in their manuals. If you are going to shoot Barnes bullets you will have to get their manual.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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The Lee kit comes with a complete manual on how to use the gear and a loading guide. Not sure if the RCBS does.

You should also get a manual/booklet from the powder and bullet makers you want to use.

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JCalhoun wrote:
The Lee kit comes with a complete manual on how to use the gear and a loading guide. Not sure if the RCBS does.

You should also get a manual/booklet from the powder and bullet makers you want to use.

The RCBS comes with a Speer manual.

I agree with getting he manual from the powder and bullet makers too. Hodgdon/IMR has data online.

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Who makes a good journal ( data book ) to log information on different loads and results at the range ?

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