The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 18, 2011, 09:40 PM   #26
Ralph Allen
Senior Member
Join Date: January 21, 2007
Posts: 416
Check the pawn shops. I have bought quite a bit of reloading equipment at a local shop where I live.
Ralph Allen is offline  
Old June 19, 2011, 08:09 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: December 4, 1999
Location: WA, the ever blue state
Posts: 4,678
I get a lot of stuff from Graf and sons.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?
Clark is offline  
Old June 21, 2011, 08:40 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: January 1, 2000
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 2,678
Cheap reloading equipment?

Cheap reloading equipment
But there seems to be a catch. There is more LEE equipment
than any other manufacturer.
MADISON is offline  
Old June 21, 2011, 11:17 PM   #29
Kevin Rohrer
Senior Member
Join Date: May 19, 2010
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 729
There is "cheap", and there is "inexpensive".

Check Ebay and the For Sale areas here and other loading sites. We can tell you if you are getting a deal or not.
Member: Orange Gunsite Family, NRA--Life, Varmint Hunters' Assn., ARTCA, American Legion, & South Cuyahoga Sportsmen's Assn.

Caveat Emptor: Cavery Grips from Clayton, NC. He is a ripoff
Kevin Rohrer is offline  
Old June 22, 2011, 12:41 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 5,206
I don't have a source for cheap reloading equipment but I have accumulated quote a bit over the years by buying from private individuals who were looking to make a quick buck, or just decided reloading wasn't for them.

There are places to scrimp and places to not. Lee dies are cheap, by comparison, and have never been anything but top notch in my experience. Their low-buck case trimmers do a fine job. I've used their hand held priming tools to the point that one is on its 3rd rebuild.Their little 'Perfect' powder measure is usable if not perfect; it may leak a little, during use, with the finest of powders. It does throw reliable, consistent charges and that's what you want in a measure. If you're throwing big charges of stick powder, a better measure is worth the expense. I've got an old Hornady Deluxe that cost more, but is well worth the price.

Buy the best scales you can afford. I acquired an old Ohaus 1010 in 1985, from a fella I paid to do some work that he never finished. I don't tolerate those things very well and when I ran him to ground, he offered up the scale for the $25 of the money he couldn't pay back... best $25 I never spent. It must be 45 years old and I wouldn't trade it for anything. RCBS makes essentially a repro version that sell for about 150 bucks.

Presses are hard to screw up and used ones are generally good as new.

Being safe, consistent and checking your work periodically will still make excellent reloads on old, wore-out equipment. Reloading is a lot like shooting in that regard. It's the Indian, not the arrow, that puts buffalo hump on the coals.
May a person who is relocating out-of-State move firearms with other household goods? Yes.
Sarge is offline  

reloading equipment

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05428 seconds with 9 queries