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Old October 17, 2002, 05:24 AM   #1
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A little bit different newbie question.

I have just received my first reloader and have a question? Being a newbie Im starting from scratch. I have the press but nothing else. I have been reading up on the subject for quit some time so I have a good idea of what I need to Get started. My question is there a way to get everthing else I need all at once in a kit form ? Instead of nickle and dime me for all the needed equipment. Maybe something like the Rcbs master reloading kit minus the press.Any heplful ideas, hints or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance for your time.
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Old October 17, 2002, 09:20 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, I don't think anyone sells the kits sans press. What you can do, and what has worked well for me, is use Ebay. There's nothing wrong with used reloading equipment...often it is VERY well taken care of. My first purchase suggestion is a Ohaus Lyman M5 scale. It is the same scale as the modern RCBS 10-10, but you should be able to get the M5 for about $45. Damned good scale.

Avoid the Lee Safety Scale if you value your safety and sanity,
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Old October 17, 2002, 10:09 AM   #3
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RCBS doesn't package the Master Reloading Kit without a press, however, they do have an Accessory Package that is available.
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Old October 17, 2002, 10:20 AM   #4
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If you haven't already done so...
Get at least two reloading manuals...
Read em cover to cover and back again.

Recommend one of em be Lyman Reloading Handbook.

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Old October 17, 2002, 11:02 AM   #5
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Hey, now... The Lee scale works just fine... Just after you set it, don't move it and don't bang it.

And for what it's worth, I own a dillon/ohaus balance beam, a Pact BBK and TWO Lee scales - I tend to use the Lees for handgun loads, since they're more sensitive.

And yeah, they all weigh things the same.
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Old October 17, 2002, 11:16 AM   #6
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"don't move it and don't bang it" don't look at it.

As long as you don't use it, it works great!

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Old October 17, 2002, 08:02 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the replies I appreciate the ideas. I guess I will have to keep an eye on the auction sights for some good deals on the equipment I need.Thanks to all.
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