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Old December 26, 2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Get anything reloading related?

What did you get that was reloading related for CHRISTmas?
I got a Cabela's XT-1500 digital reload scale. I have spent some time calibrating and checking known weights and also checking in relation to my balance beam scale. This rascal is right on!!!
I think I'm going to like it!!
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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I got a $100 gift certificate for Cabela's and $75 worth of gift certificates for Midway. They're both already spent on reloading stuff.
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Dave, guess I'd best use my gift certificates real quick before you place your orders... Here's hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas.
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Old December 26, 2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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I got not a single thing shooting or reloading. Which is okay, because my wife doesn't want to buy the wrong thing and she's knows how finicky I am and how I can't bear the thought of getting swindled on something for me... of which there is a lot of these days.

I did get a gift certificate to Amazon for fifty bucks.
Beyond the obvious (buy a gun or handloading type book), is there any suggestions for an Amazon gift certificate that might be shooting or reloading related?
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
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Old December 27, 2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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You can find lots of reloading stuff on Amazon. Presses, Scales, Calipers, Dies etc..
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Old December 27, 2008, 01:18 PM   #6
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Not directly.

My wife’s stepmother sent me a check as my Christmas gift. I used that plus additional funds to buy a used Dillon 550B press and some accessories. Now I’ll be able to leave one press set up for small primers and one for large. Changing the primer slide is by far the most time-consuming aspect of switching calibers.

It is my plan to have tool heads with dies and powder measures in place for --
.45 ACP, 9x19 mm, Super .38, .44 Spec and Mag, .45 Colt, .223, and .308. I leave my Square Deal B press rigged for .38 Spl/.357. I load most of my rifle ammo on an RCBS single stage press.

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Old December 27, 2008, 01:31 PM   #7
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Wifey got me a Lyman Electric reloading scale. All I can say is WOW. This thing is awesome. I don't know how I ever reloaded without it before. Trickling charges used to be a boring chore, now I just put the pan on the scale, wait a few seconds, and smile.

This is a great forum you guys got going here. Thanks for having me.
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Old December 27, 2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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Wife got me the Lyman 1200 DPS-
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Old December 27, 2008, 10:28 PM   #9
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My wife allowed me to buy a 14 inch Contender bbl in .375 Winchester as my Xmas present. Does that count?
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Old December 27, 2008, 10:59 PM   #10
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Got a Lee anniversary press kit with some acc. and a Omega 50cal bp. Cannot find brass, the bullets I want to try, don't know what powder or primers to use and I found a Sendero in 25-06 (older model with heavy blue barrel, not fluted) very good shape for $595. Don't know if it is a good deal but I really want it (already have a Tikka 308). Great Christmas, just shouldn't have been looking for deals on rifles. Does anyone have an opinion as to the value of the Sendero? All I find for sale are the stainless fluted and they cost much more.

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Old December 27, 2008, 11:06 PM   #11
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I always get cash from my parents and in-laws, this year most of that went to a new turret press. I also buy myself 10k bullets and primers every year at Christmas for the next years reloading.
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Old December 27, 2008, 11:08 PM   #12
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A $40.00 Cabelas certificate and tickets to see Cheech and Chong live
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:40 AM   #13
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Got (150) loaded rounds of Winchester 45 ACP and (50) rounds of Monarch .357's. I see (200) cases here!
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Old December 28, 2008, 12:42 PM   #14
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Mom and dad got me a RCBS 750 Rangmaster!

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Old December 28, 2008, 01:32 PM   #15
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I got a Bass Pro Shop $75 gift certificate from my brother. Most generally, the only one who knows what kind of gun stuff I'll use is my daughter. She's the only shooter in the family besides me!!!
Don't know quite what I'll spend it on. While ordering stuff online for my daughter's shooting needs, I ended up buying a good chunk of stuff for myself, so I won't "need" anything for a while.
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Old December 28, 2008, 06:46 PM   #16
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im just starting off so my wife got me a lee breech lock kit. rcbs 223 dies,2 jars of imr 4064 powder,2 packs of primers. i wasnt expecting it since i been in the dog house. i fell bad all i got her was a new vacum. but then again i bought her a 38 that ended up being a 38/44 heavey duty so i think were even
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