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Old December 1, 2002, 09:42 PM   #1
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im wanting to get into reloading

i want to get into reloading hoping to save a little $$$ and learning something new what brand or kit should i get im on a very limited budget though what do yall think about LEE anniversery kit from would that be worth it even though it is a single press ??? mainly i want to reload .30 caliber M-1 carbine and .45acp maybe .44 mag. both fmj ammo just to plink with.
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Old December 1, 2002, 10:22 PM   #2
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I was in the same boat as you a few years ago, limited funds wanted unlimited shooting.
I bought the Lee kit from Midway and was pleased. Year or so later I replaced the single stage with a turrent press and am still pleased. I've loaded thousands of rounds of .38 spcl., .357 mag, 41 mag, 9mm, 45acp, 30 carbine, 22 hornet, 25.06 & .270 on my Lee without a problem. If I were a high volume competition shooter I'd probably go with a Dillon progressive or the like but for me that would be overkill.
Be sure to get some load manuals. Lymans 47th, Modern Reloading by Lee are good. Check your public library for reading material too.
Extras you might want to get are a dial caliper for measuring overall length - Midway has one reasonably priced - and a kenitic bullet puller. A brass tumbler is good to have but that can come later.
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Old December 1, 2002, 11:13 PM   #3
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First, buy a Lyman reloading manual and read it cover to cover. Then, talk to other folks at your gun club that reload.

I personally do not like Lee products, except for their factory crimp dies. However many folks are pleased with them.

Quality reloading presses and dies will last a lifetime. If I'm going to make life time investments, I want to buy the best, not the most economical.

Redding is the best. But Lyman, RCBS, Hornady, Pacific and C&H are all excellent as well.
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