Ew! Thats dirty.. I never knew that. I thought they were standardized, aren't they ISO?! lol.
I use a coax so mine is basically universal. this is why i am ignorant.
What stuff didn't I really need? Enlighten me please! I can't really think of what I didn't use out of my Rockchucker kit?
I disagree with the blanket statement that kits have things you don't need. Some do, but many don't have things you wont use much. Here's a starter kit from RCBS that has what you'll need, and I see nothing in this kit you wont use.
The RCBS Reloader Special-5 Single Stage Press is designed for a lifetime of reloading use. It has many desirable features for veteran and novice...www.midwayusa.com
You need a press, a scale, and a powder measure at the minimum. You can use a lube pad, or just lube using your fingers, but that's messy. Or you can buy Hornady spray lube and not use a pad or your fingers. I've used nothing but Hornady since it first came out, and love it.
At some point you should also buy a dial caliper if you load high pressure cases that stretch. Most pistol cases don't stretch, or don't need trimming, or rarely need it. If you do rifle cases, and especially bottleneck rifle cases, you'll need to check OAL, and trim too. So at some point you'll likely add a case trimmer. And I personally would be lost without my micrometer to check bullet diameters on cast bullets. But if you don't cast, and only buy factory bullets you might never need a micrometer.
Hopefully you were pushing the tube down onto the primers to load it and not picking them up one by one to load the tube!to fiddle with putting little primers, on that primer-arm thingy.
Hopefully you were pushing the tube down onto the primers to load it and not picking them up one by one to load the tube!
However like you I can't imagine being without a hand primer as well!
The BEST thing you can do is FIRST pick up a copy of the LYMAN Reloading Manual! I think edition #50 is the current printing.So I just acquired some small pistol primers and want to get into reloading some 9mm and 40sw. Can someone point me to any guides and a list of equipment to get started.
Well destroyed my budget and ordered a redding turret press
good to know this day in age. thanks for the tip (in case of buying a new or used set). i have rcbs, hornady, herters and pacific. haven't owned a lee set yet.
One way is to take a fired case and give the mouth a slight 'squeeze' to hold a bullet snugly, gently insert it into the chamber and slowly release the slide to COMPLETE closure. Do not let the slide slam shut or it will force the bullet into the rifling lands and you will have to knock the bullet out and start over.how seating is depth acquired on a nine, 40, or 45acp without a set of calipers?