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Yup. I get all I want from the firing range the guy uses here that does canceled carry qualifications. Well that was after he got all he could ever use or sell. Plenty for me.
Yeah, l would love to learn how to do it someday. I just have so much going on right now l can't imagine taking on anything elseWell you also reuse you it a lot in most cases. Just keep cleaning, polishing and trimming until they split or show signs of over pressure. It a little more than just throwing in some powder and a bullet and prime and you're done. Great winter time hobby.
Thanks Hog. I like the idea of starting out with a single stage press and learning, although a Lee turret press is also being considered. I don't think I'd have need of a progressive type press.Thanks Eye. Then maybe these are. They sure enough have to look and feel. And on your question about reloading. At one time reloading was the only way you could get most any gun to shoot well was by reloading. It's still tru that you can generally improve how a gun shoots today by reloading but the average hunter or paper target shooter can do just fine with today's manufactured ammo. Somewhere along the line they improved a great deal. I think Dods already mentioned it or someone did, it does require investing it good equipment. But I sorta like the way I did it by getting an entry level rig that requires a signal step operation to reload a signal round. Then you get to see just how many mistakes can be made versus the faster progressive set-ups. I reloaded several years with a single stage Lee(there are others) before I went to a progressive Dillon. The key to each though is NO INTERRUPTIONS. You must have a place where you can be alone and not lose any concentration. It's where I go to get away from the honey-do's and complaints of the day that I couldn't care less about. Pure quiet time just hearing one round a pull on the handle hitting then bin.
Have any recommendations for one brand of turret press over another?I use a turret press and it's very convenient to set up all the dies at once and just rotate the head. Of course switching calibers requires setting up the dies again, but it isn't difficult.
You need to get more heads. I have one for ever caliber and it's set of dies. For both my Lee and Dillon. That's like 20 different set-ups but with a change of head and maybe primer holder I'm loading a different caliber in near the blink of an eye.I use a turret press and it's very convenient to set up all the dies at once and just rotate the head. Of course switching calibers requires setting up the dies again, but it isn't difficult.