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Old May 3, 2000, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hello guys!

I'm seriously looking into reloading. i have a couple hundred to spend and need some advice.

What are all the parts i need and where's the best place to get them? are there any good deals on kits?

I would like to get one that easliy primes and powders in the least amount of steps like those bigger machines that automatically puts in the powders and crimps in one step.

Also what's the best powder and bullets (fmj) at a cheap price?

I'm looking to load 9mm, .40, .45 and hopfully .357 sig if possible.


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Old May 3, 2000, 07:37 PM   #2
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First, go through the Archives on "reloading", "newbies", etc. And, I guess, "How to get started".

You're #357 in asking, doncha know...

Go buy at least one reloading book. Hornady, Sierra, Speer, etc., all publish them.

A Dillon progressive loader is excellent for pistol cartridges. I personally prefer a "C" or "O" press for rifle, but that's just me.

Almost all brands of dies are good quality. Carbide sizing dies are preferred.

Given that you're on a budget, you might consider a used "C" press; maybe find one at a gun show. Save up for a Dillon, later.

Mainly, don't be in a hurry.

Good luck, Art
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Old May 3, 2000, 08:00 PM   #3
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Check out and

You'll get a lot of info there.

IMO, look into a progressive if
loading a large quantity.

Good Luck,

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Old May 3, 2000, 08:02 PM   #4
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Here, check this thread out. It'll help you out a great deal.

I thought he was the .400 person to ask that question.
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Old May 3, 2000, 09:14 PM   #5
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MR we forgot to say welcome aboard! Welcome you are! Do some looking, you will find plenty! If you don't, give me an email.
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Old May 4, 2000, 01:21 AM   #6
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Hey thanks alot for the info!

Reloading seems like fun; i can't wait to get started. i'll let you know what i end up getting.


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Old May 4, 2000, 03:04 PM   #7
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If you want to go with lee products I recomend
and get the aniversery kit
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