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Old 09-14-2018, 05:16 PM
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Excellent basic kit.The only modification I'd make to it is change the RCBS hand primer for a Lee(have both and that is one seldom case where I rate the red one above the green one)and I'd use the Dillon spray case lube instead of the Lyman.But still,you can make A1 quality ammo with your choice.
Then,when experience warrants an upgrade,you can move to a progressive(here,Blue is my favorite color).
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:50 PM
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9mm is not a good caliber to start with. It is relatively cheap right now so not worth it.

Start with a more expensive caliber like 45 ACP or 357, 44 Mag or whatever you shoot.
100% right about that.Plus the 9 is probably the fussiest caliber to reload for.Not recommended for starters.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:59 PM
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Put me down as a turret press fan. Just as safe and simple as a single stage and stays set up between caliber changes. I never graduated to progressives. I'm happy with the turret. But I don't compete in action games. Those guys and gals consume a lot of ammo. I love my Lee turret. But if I was going progresive I'd spend the extra money on a Dillon.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:08 AM
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A box of .38 is like $23 for 50. So 50 bucks for a hundred with tax. I can reload 100 for about $13. Thatís a big savings.

9MM now it cheap. About $20 for 100 with tax. I can reload for about $14. Not as big a savings, but a savings nonetheless. But thatís NOW. After Newtown, 9MM was double the price. Nearly $40 for 100 if you could even find it.

For about $700, I have everything I need to crank out ammo for the r st of my life. My children will use the equipment if they want to when Iím gone. Quite frankly, anybody who shoots more than a few boxes a year is crazy to not reload.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:05 PM
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Man! I feel like I have given a good friend bad information.....a contractor and his son wanted to know how much it would cost to start up {reload} after they saw our reloading room. The grandson is now 20 and has reloaded since he was 5 years. I use to give him 5 cents for each .357 Magnum he would reload for me. The figure of $700 was about what I figured would be a good start. Here is the list I made for the guys to start reloading. We reload 38/357's, 223's and 30-06's and 20 and 12's.
Brass Tumbler from Harbour Freight $ 54.25
#25 Lbs of Walnut Media {HF} 27.11
RCBS Reloading Press {EBay} $108 to $120
RCBS 90200 Hand Priming Tool {EBay} 65.80
RCBS Large Decapping Pins {EBay} 4.50
RCBS Reloading Dies {EBay} 36.99
2 RCBS Shell Holders {EBay} 24.54
RCBS Loading Block {EBay} 7.70
Lyman Case Lube Pad {EBay} 16.98
Lyman Digital Scales {EBay} 25.99
6" Digital Caliper {Harbour Freight} 20.60
RCBS Stuck Case Removal Kit {EBay} 21.48
1000 OnceFiredBrass.Com {223 Cases} 59.00
1000 55GR FMJ Bullets {Rocky Mt Reloading Co} 68.00
Plastic Ammo Container {Harbor Freight} 4.25
RCBS Funnel {EBay} 7.99
1000 CCI #400 Small Rifle Primers 35.75
IMR 3031 Powder {24.0 to 26.5 Grains Per Round-223 31.41
Lyman .223 Headspace Gauge {EBay} 22.89
Total $624.85

I'm sure Dillion and others have GREAT equipment....I started with the RCBS equipment and when I was "stupid" and getting my cases {223's} stuck...I had to send the reloading die back to RCBS and they unstuck them. So I bought their removal kit...my considered opinion that the $250 mentioned to get started was a good start, but won't he need the caliper to measure the cases? I got tired to switching the shell holders from the Reloading Press to the Hand PrimingTool...so just bought 2 and 1 for each unit. I have the Keystone Tumbler to polish our brass...its over 30 years + and its keep on truckin'.....I did tell the guys that when they are out shooting {the 223's} that when their buddies are leaving their brass...pick up theirs unless the range has a TOUCHES THE GROUND STAYS ON THE GROUND POLICY...I just loaded 2000 rounds of 223's for the grandson...I'm not a AR fan, but he is....I prefer the 30-06's and the 38/357's. I forgot about the RCBS Powder Dispenser...which we use for our 38's and 357's...I have thought about a progressive re-loader but I measure {headspace gauge} every round...never had a misfire or hot load in 35 years of reloading...knock on wood. No matter what equipment he uses...reloading is probably my favorite activity...and I believe the person getting into reloading will never regret his purchases.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:44 PM
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I'm looking to sell the following Lyman Equipment, which is really great stuff for you to get started in reloading for $250:

Lyman Turbo 1200 Pro Tumbler
3 Die Set .38/.357 Caliber
Lyman Ideal No. 55 Powder Measure
Lyman D-7 Precision Reloading Scale
Lyman T-Mag Reloading Press
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