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Old 12-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Fixing to start would like to see if anybody else on the site does.
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Reloads shells? My buddy and I do it. Pack them with a hotter powder and boy what a difference it makes. Worth it to us to reload them as we go through a ton of shells a week. Between deer, dove, crow, duck, goose, and trap shooting it is worth it for us.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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Reloads shells? My buddy and I do it. Pack them with a hotter powder and boy what a difference it makes. Worth it to us to reload them as we go through a ton of shells a week. Between deer, dove, crow, duck, goose, and trap shooting it is worth it for us.
Yes shells. I'm looking for a press and extra right now. Looking to start soon.
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i have been wanting to get into this for so long and just never had the start up money or a good place to do it. hopefully i will soon tho.
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Shotgun... Yes.

Need to start 5.56, 9mm, 40, and 45 though.
Been looking into setups but havent made the decision yet. Priority would be to 5.56.
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Shotgun... Yes.

Need to start 5.56, 9mm, 40, and 45 though.
Been looking into setups but havent made the decision yet. Priority would be to 5.56.
I'm looking to do 223/556 and 45 acp
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I load for a lot of stuff, both metallic and shotshells, from .380 auto up to .300 Win mag. I haven't loaded many shells recently, the price of lead has gotten to where it makes it not worth my time, especially when I can buy flats of shells in bulk for just a bit more than what I can load them for (minus my time). I do enjoy cranking out rounds on my Dillon 550b. I shiftwork, so usually the night before I'm scheduled to work the dog shift, I stay up a little later and load.

For you guys who load, or are going to load pistol ammo, check out BayouBullets.net and AlphaBullets.com (hes new, website is under construction). Both guys are local to me, and great to do business with. Their bullets are cast, and coated with some kind of high tech coating that doesn't smoke, and LOTS of guys rave about them. Just an FYI, the guy who owns BayouBullets is S&W professional shooter Jerry Miculeks brother.
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Anybody got a extra press or anything laying around? Might buy it if you wanna sell it
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Anybody got a extra press or anything laying around? Might buy it if you wanna sell it
Whats your budget? Reason I ask is that the 2 cartridges you listed you want to start loading for first, are high volume shootin' ones. Both SUCK to load on a single stage press (I.E. RCBS Rockchucker, Lee classic, etc...) in any large quantity. I highly recommend the Dillon products, and their no hassle lifetime warranty. I have heard good things about the Hornady L-N-L lineup too. Only PITA with a Dillon when switching from 5.56 to .45 is that the large majority of .45 cases are large primer, and you need to swap out the primer feed mechanisms. I said "large majority" because now some .45 cases are being manufactured with small pistol primers, but thats another whole topic in of itself. A Dillon RL 550b, with a .223 conversion kit and a set of .223 dies is going to run you (new) $506+ S/H. There are a LOT of other goodies you will need to get, including a scale, case lube, case gauges, calipers, load data books, tumbler&media, case trimmers, etc. Getting into reloading is not a cheap venture!

I do have a couple single stage presses that I use for loading up .30-'06, .308, .300, .44Mag etc., which are not cartridges that I shoot in large volume (save for the '06 in a Garand, but I have a pretty large stash of M2 on clips for that). I did at one point load 5.56 on a single stage, and after a few hours of doing it I made up my mind to buy a progressive.
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