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Old June 24, 2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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I had a good birthday

My wife, with the help of my next-door neighbor and a friend of the neighbor's at the local sporting goods store, bought me an RCBS single-stage reloading kit, powder, .45 dies, and primers. I had no idea she was going to surprise me with that gift, but I'm a happy man today!

I had mentioned I was thinking about buying the gear to get into reloading but I've always been a researcher, then a do-er. She, however, took the proverbial bull by the horns and bought me some good gear. This weekend I start on a bench (likely one of the Black and Decker Workmate space-saver benches that will double as a fly-tying bench) and hopefully by the middle of next week, I'll be reloading .45 ACP.

Happy birthday to me indeed!

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Old June 25, 2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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Happy Birthday Fish

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Old June 25, 2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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Happy B Day
And welcome to the hobby that actually saves, no wait cost, maybe saves, or at least allows you to shoot more for the money.
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Old June 25, 2011, 08:47 AM   #4
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Happy birthday!

What a great gift!

Is it a Rocker Chucker?

Enjoy
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Old June 25, 2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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Aren't Birthdays Grand!

Now that's a good wife!
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Old June 25, 2011, 09:25 AM   #6
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Congrats on Birthday, and a thoughtful wife. Also get yourself some load manuals, Lyman #49 for one. If you have questions, let us know. 45 ACP is generally an easy round to load for.
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Old June 25, 2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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You have just begun ,enjoy.
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Old June 26, 2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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Happy Birthday, indeed, FS! I suspect you'll continue your research even after the purchase, I know I have. I've been reloading for close to 30 years and it's still a grand adventure. For the last several years I've gotten away from the high-volume pistol cartridge loading and concentrated on modern rifle, BPCR, and dabbled in 45 Colt. Doing more reading and research now than ever before. I was even "forced" into bullet casting by the unavailability of proper bullets for a certain rifle.
I think you're at the beginning of your own grand adventure, at least I hope so. Please be careful, read the manuals and stickies around here and have fun!
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