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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlfreek, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    hey I am as new as they come to owning guns (although I have shot many over the years). anyway, I recently purchased a large bore hunting rifle which I am going to start to reload ammo for.

    are there site sponsors here who specialize in this sort of thing? Just need the basics - nothin' fancy.

    btw if you guys have any Don't do and Definitely do advice feel free to chime in.

    thanks in advance.

    wow......my second post here.:D
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    start with a RockChucker press,even a used one.It'sl mass makes re sizing any caliber case an easy one.
    then,it's whatever your budget allows,and just how finicky you want to be.
    for example,there are 25.00 scales,and 125.00 scales.same with powder measures and dies,case trimmers,etc.
    taking a class is a very good idea,rifle ammo reloading is not hard,but it does take time and equipment.
     
  4. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    yup - thanks guys. I think I have the reloading technique down, I just need the tools to do it. I will go the RCBS rock chucker. I actually used a friends over the weekend.

    what source do you guys use for reloading specifications (power load/case sizing etc)
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    A good start is going to your local sporting goods store and peruse the reloading manuals (if they're out of the shrink wrap--GI Joe's used to be good for this). Also, reloadersnest.com has very good info. A general posting on this website will get you a load (pun intended) of informative responses. Just remember, reloading is equal parts alchemy, science, and luck.

    And get a chronograph.
     
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    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I've got several reloading manuals and a couple of cd's, Read , research and study. You can never have to much info....... :twocents:
     
  7. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I always buy Lymans latest manual to keep up to date, along with many others. I have some of them from way back in the 1970's. Great reference for the older calibers.

    Sometimes you can find a bundled set of reloading gear on Craigs list for sale. I sold two sets back 3 years ago for $100 and $150 RCBS and Pacific. Complete with die sets.
     
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    bwells Longview Member

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    I'm not a reloader, but the guys at Accurate Reloading seem to have a lot of data, from 17 caliber up to 700 Nitro. Just curious, what cartridge are you reloading for?

    RELOADING
     
  9. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    338 winmag and 44 mag and maybe 308 winchester if I get the gun I want... this is turning out to be more than a hobby its like a life style.