Finally Setup and Reloading

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by vmkeith, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. vmkeith

    vmkeith
    Vancouver, Washington, United States
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    The wifey got me the Lee Anniversary Kit for Xmas, and I've finished getting everything else needed to start reloading. Got everything setup today and loaded my first 20 rounds of 6.8mm SPC.

    It's not much of a setup, but you use what you've got, and I'll improve my setup as time goes on.

    case prep
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    press and powder
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    My first 20 rounds...unfortunately I forgot to get a bullet puller. Something I seriously need as my first few rounds were loaded too deep.
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  2. eganx

    eganx
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    Thats what I started reloading with. Its a good started kit. I would recommend getting a set of dial calipers to measure length and a Possum Hollow case trimmer if you'll be doing a lot of cases......or just a few. Its a kick *** little case trimmer when put in a drill.
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2
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    A great kit. Even if you "improve" your setup, hang on to the press, measure, and scale. Great for load workup at the range.

    BTW: Post a picture of your bench same time this next year. Let's see if it's still as clear and neat;)
     
  4. evltwn

    evltwn
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    Nice starting set up! The hardest part is keeping the bench clean...
     
  5. oldbrass

    oldbrass
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    Congrats..I have the lee challanger kit,works great.
     
  6. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel
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    Good gods! Your bench is so...so...clean!
     
  7. Kevatc

    Kevatc
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    Another reloading monster has been created! Good for you. I started with the same stuff and once that reloading monster got hold of me it forced me to get more and more stuff. Can almost garauntee you will upgrade some stuff and expand your capabilities within a year.
     
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  8. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton
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    how 'too deep' are they seated? just curios.
    Nice beginnning,not get it messy so we won't feel so jelous ! :)
     
  9. DootyBeet

    DootyBeet
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    The chair looks VERY comfortable!
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim
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    I'd use that trigger as a bullet puller and worry about it on the next loads.

    It gets more fun as you do more and learn more,become more confident. I only lasted a couple months before I bought a progressive press to expedite things a bit.
     
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  11. SPU

    SPU
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    I may have lasted 6 weeks before picking up a Turret press, but I'm glad I started (and still use to work up test loads) on a solid single stage press. Tha chair does look comfy.
     
  12. jdub75

    jdub75
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    Holy moses $100!?!? I have just that in Cabelas gift cards....the garage may be getting even MORE of my time!
     
  13. olydemon

    olydemon
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    Great setup! You know there is another guy on this other forum with the EXACT same setup.... Oh wait.... :)
     
  14. UltimateReloader

    UltimateReloader
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    Welcome to the reloading club! Let us know how your ammo works out :)
     
  15. ripcity

    ripcity
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    Nice looking set up.
     
  16. vmkeith

    vmkeith
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    I'm hoping to get out Friday or Saturday, but it all depends on the weather. The rain doesn't bother me, but I'm worried about too much wind for comparing the accuracy of my loads. Whenever I can get to the range, I've got 300 rounds to test for my 6.8mm SPC.
     

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