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Old June 28, 2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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I am brand new and don't have a lot of money to drop on equipment.

Can someone tell me what all I need to start reloading 45ACP and possibly recommend some good equipment for a beginer
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Old June 28, 2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Old June 28, 2011, 07:31 AM   #3
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Read, reread, and read some more, then take a look at this.
Add a set of dies,
and maybe a few small odds and ends, then your ready to go.
It doesn’t get much more economical than that.
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Old June 28, 2011, 07:48 AM   #4
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I agree with the previous posters. Read the threads that they have linke to. Just out of curiosity, I see the list of guns you own, and none of them are a 45acp. Looks like you should start with reloading 40 to me. That is, unless, I am missing something!!

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Old June 28, 2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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If you're just getting into reloading, not loading a high volume and want to do things as cheaply and conveniently as possible, try one of these...the Lee Hand Press.

Like so many others here, I have a regular reloading press that is bolted to a table in my basement reloading room, but these little Lee hand presses are very convenient. I find myself using it more and more. I loaded more than 10,000 rounds of .45 ACP on this thing over the past couple years and over 50,000 rounds total of all calibers in the few years I've owned it. It's easy to use and definitely durable. A great little tool that goes unappreciated sometimes when we get busy discussing the latest and greatest progressive presses.
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Old June 28, 2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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New to reloading

My advice to a person looking to start reloading , is always the same . Get the Lyman reloading manual and read it cover to cover about 3 times . If you are not going to reload shot shells ( I do not ) , maybe hit that part only once .

Now you will be in a position to really ask questions .

Next , you have to make some decisions ;

1 - What is your budget ?

2 - How many rounds do you plan to load per month ?

3 - How much space do you have to set up , use & store both the equipment and supplies ?

4 - What is your level of mechanical aptitude ?

5 - Do you have or can you find a local mentor ?

Start out with the straight wall handgun calibers , they are less complicated .

Always use at least 2 sources for loading data ( maybe the internet web sites of the powder companies and a second book ) . Mistakes have been known to occur in publications .

Best of luck ,
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