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My first reloading set-up

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by snooopidydoo, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. snooopidydoo

    snooopidydoo Medford Oregon Active Member

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    Only dies, and materials i have is .223.. so I'm in the process of reloading about 1000 223.
    I need to buy a few more dies, and more brass, powder, projectiles, and primers.

    Have about 3000 small rifle primers.

    Where is the best place to buy this stuff? Used or new?
    I live next to a sportsman's warehouse but don't know about there prices.
    Input would be awesome.
  2. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice starting set up! Sportsmans has good stuff, as does Blackbird. Check Bi-mart's sale ads...they frequently put primers, powder, etc on sale. Check Craigs list, this forum, the Tribune for used stuff...I'm jealous you live near Sportsman's...its a 2 mile ride for me...
  3. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    Looks like a great setup!

    Best place to buy dies... look around for used as much as possible, but make sure they are clean, highly polished, and not scratched.


    brass - I save anything reloadable. Otherwise, I look at sales online. Anything from Midway/Midsouth/Wideners/GI Brass/Grafs... you get the picture.
    Powder & Primers - for small purchases, go to Bi-Mart, esp when they have a sale...
    Projectiles - see online sales from those sources.

    For larger volume, see about teaming up with some friends on a group buy in from any of the above online sites, or Powder Valley. Everyone saves on shipping/hazmat fee...
    Blitzkrieg and (deleted member) like this.
  4. snooopidydoo

    snooopidydoo Medford Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks for the input!
    I'm jealous you live near my favorite salmon fishing hole :)
    I'm going to have to go check sportsman's stuff.
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I buy the Widener's 5000 packs of M855 steel core bullets for 5.56. If I remember right they ship it in the USPS bulk box and it's pretty cheap