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Old March 3, 2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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Good unit for small (small) home

I was wondering if someone knew of a basic, not hard to operate (as in, reloading for dummies), takes up little space, portable so it can be used on top of the coffee table, inexpensive reloader?

All I want to load right now is 9mm and .45acp. Maybe (I know, I'm really asking alot) be able to reload rounds like the 9mm Largo, 7.62x25 Tok, and Nagant pistol.

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Old March 3, 2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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Any single stage press. I have a vintage mid 80's RCBS rock chucker and powder dispenser bolted to a 2ft long 2x6". I clamp it with those sears quick clamp thingy's to my coffee table. I'd show you a pic but I don't know how to shrink it enough to post it. I reload .45 acp, 30-06, .358, .40s&w, .38spc, .357mag, and soon to be more. One box to store bullets, brass, scales, etc.. And it all fits neatly in a closet when I am done.
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Old March 3, 2005, 02:59 PM   #3
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If there is a woman in the picture, there is one major problem. I do not know of a lightweight inexpensive press that disposes of spent primers well. I don't know of a woman who handles even one or two spent primers on the floor well.
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Old March 3, 2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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No women or lady in the house, just a cat.

Thanks Trapp, I'll do some research on the net for something like that.

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Old March 3, 2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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If you're a muscular big brawny type fellow, you could get a Lee hand press, you don't have to mount it, but it takes big arms to operate, and it's kind of slow.
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Old March 3, 2005, 04:31 PM   #6
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CaptainRazor,

, well, that leaves me out . (picture the 95lb weekling getting sand kick in his face and that'll be me but at 160lbs).

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Old March 3, 2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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Here's one I made a few years back out of an old sewing machine table and a Lee single stage press. The press folds down into the table much like the sewing machine did, and is out of sight-out of mind when stowed.
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Old March 3, 2005, 05:14 PM   #8
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I think you will find that most press's take up very little room.It all the stuff that you need to use them that takes up the room. You could put most on a 8"x 8" table now what are you going to do with the rest of the stuff
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Old March 3, 2005, 05:44 PM   #9
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As many times as I've posted this link, I oughtta be getting kick-backs from Lee!

Heckuva deal! Everything you need except for dies....$80 shipped to your door.
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Old March 3, 2005, 05:45 PM   #10
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Ummmm...errr.....yeah....the link I was talkin' about is right here.


http://bosesguns.com/index.asp?PageA...ROD&ProdID=941
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Old March 3, 2005, 07:13 PM   #11
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Leftoverdj,
That is why you vacuum when she is not around.....
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Old March 3, 2005, 10:41 PM   #12
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Reloading

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Lee has a hand held press for about $27, has a primer,powder funnel and case lube with it.
This does not require any mount.
You will still need die sets and some way to measure and or weigh powder and if you want, molds to cast bullets.
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Old March 4, 2005, 02:31 AM   #13
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Nope, Trapp. That's why there ain't no woman in my house. Gonna keep it that way, too.

USP. you get a freebie. 9mm P dies are all I have ever used to load 9mm Largo so you can load both cartridges with the one set of dies. That Anniversary set that was posted is a very sensible place to start. It's cheap, it's light, and it will do to get you started. If you get seriously into reloading, you'll upgrade over the course of a few years, but you'll long since have gotten your investment back on the starter rig.
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Old March 4, 2005, 01:30 PM   #14
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Jbar4Ranch,

Now, that is creative, I like it .

Thanks all, I've been doing some research and with ideas like Jbar4Ranch and others I can put together a unit in my mind.

Thanks again .

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