Question for those of you who know of these things

Guys, a question (which can be a semi-open thread, or not – your choice).

I have a relative who has a talent for hand-loading ammo. This relative would prefer to begin preparations for the moment when the fecal material impacts the oscillating device.

Questions: How much total layout, and how easy to acquire? (Meaning, of course, what tools/machinery is she going to need, etc.)

Discuss, if you please. My thanks in advance.

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Disclaimer that goes with all of these sorts of responses: It depends on many factors. Having said that, I’ll try to respond in generalities. I’d recommend that your relative buy a reloading kit. There are many available, and others are bound to jump in with their preferences. I recommend the Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit by RCBS. I still use mine after reloading thousands of rounds. Of course, I’ve added a doo-dad or two, but you can do just fine with what’s supplied. New ones can be found for around $300. Add dies for whatever round you’re reloading for… Read more »

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In the semi-open thread: Friday, June 21, 2013 IRS Sends 46 Million In Tax Refunds To Illegal Aliens At Single Atlanta Address And we’re sure that’s just the tip of the iceberg… (CNSNews.com) – The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA… Read more »

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Your relative is about 2 or 3 years behind the curve but it’s doable. A friend of mine is just getting started and he’s had better luck than I expected. A lot depends on exactly what kind of guns she’s loading for. Will it be pistol only? Rifle only? Precision rifle or semi auto? Pistol, rifle, and shotgun? I started loading about 25 years ago with a Dillon Square Deal B (it’s pistol only) and it has served me very well. For rifle I use a single stage press. I started with a RCBS Partner but soon upgraded to a… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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BD @ # 1:
single stack @ # 3:
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LC Old Dog
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I started with a Lee 3 Hole Turret Press back in the mid 80s and use it still. A good investment (safety wise) is a very accurate powder measure and a accurate scale. This is not a high end set-up for sure but it is rugged, reliable, safe and you can be loading for well under $500!

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
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Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan

All I can tell you is what I use now (What works for me) and the mistakes I made getting here. What I use now is a Hornady progressive press for 95% of what I load. ( 9mm, .45ACP .223 mostly, with a bit of .45 Colt, .38 .357 and .44 tossed in) I love the set up. I can have the dies set in a plate and I don’t need to make any adjustments, just pop a new plate in, set the powder charge and start pulling the handle. I also keep a single stage RCBS press I inherited… Read more »

Retired Spook
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Dillon. If you’re loading one handgun caliber, get a Square Deal-B. If you want to load a variety of rifle and pistol, get an RL-550-B. The rounds I load for 30-06 or 7mm-08 are every bit as accurate as the ones I used to load on a single-stage press, and if I set up everything correctly beforehand, I can easily load 300 rounds per hour.

Plus, you get the best customer service, and best warranty in the business.

You can save a few bucks on something else, but you can’t do better.

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In addition, get a couple of THESE for your Go Bag!! I have a couple.

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Glenn Greenwald, columnist for The Guardian, discusses Edward Snowden’s decision to be a whistleblower and the danger to individuals who shed light on classified government programs.

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I started with an inexpensive single stage electronic scale press,range brass,bulk bullets and primers but today this set up would coast about $300.i am 68 and load more than I shoot so I have thounds of rounds of 9mm,.45,.357&.38,.223,.243,5.5 x55 30-30,308 and .348,the last of the Winchester big bore leaver guns.save and plan for every thing like food& water, buy gold and silver coins because president bongo will try to crash the dollar.what ever you buy for survival now will pay off big time in the future and guns are as good as gold. you will need a couple of… Read more »

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Update please. When will the present come?

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LC Gladiator @ #:9 –
Broken record here –
Hillary to run for president was plan B.
All the gab about it is the standard smoke and mirrors for plan A..
Plan A is – there will be no elections come 2016.

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LadyRaven@#…

In that case there will be no US federal government after 2016. Even despots need a veneer of tradition. Otherwise it’s “Cry Havoc, etc.”

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LC Gladiator says:

Hey boss, did we meet our Christmas in July goal??

Update please. When will the present come?

Yes, indeed we did. It appears that there are some logistical issues getting the whole thing planned now, but I’ll definitely keep y’all posted on developments. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Retired Spook says: Dillon. If you’re loading one handgun caliber, get a Square Deal-B. If you want to load a variety of rifle and pistol, get an RL-550-B. The rounds I load for 30-06 or 7mm-08 are every bit as accurate as the ones I used to load on a single-stage press, and if I set up everything correctly beforehand, I can easily load 300 rounds per hour. Plus, you get the best customer service, and best warranty in the business. You can save a few bucks on something else, but you can’t do better. I love my 550-B. Although… Read more »

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If I may be permitted to tug Misha’s sleeve — check this out.

Well, well, WELL.

Things are getting VERY interesting in the court case about Obama’s citizenship. A whistleblower attorney has come forward with this testimony about a certain Indonesian student getting aid as a foreign citizen to attend Occidental College:

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Pass it on: the only way to get facts past the Praetorian Media is to flood the zone, baby.

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see the video here
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and the Article here
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Anyone tracking the Zimmerman Trial? So far the State is getting its ass handed to them by their own witnesses. The first civilian witness might as well as put a sign on that said “I”m a biased liar” before taking the stand, cause that’s what the defense showed on cross exam.

How all you FL pups doing? Yall ready for the upcoming festivities?

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Back to reloading. The VERY FIRST PURCHASE should be a high-quality reloading manual, and I can’t believe none of the reloaders here mentioned that. I highly recommend the Speer manual. Its loose-leaf format means you can open it to the desired page and have it lay flat on the bench right next to the reloading operation in progress. Never, NEVER attempt to reload without recommended load data at hand. Space: 6 feet by 5 feet for a minimalist setup. 30 square feet. More ideal, a 10×10 room. You need a sturdy workbench and a place to sit, as in a… Read more »

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I like Sir M’s idea, as long as you understand that none of that man cave stuff gets used when you are reloading. No TV, no radio, NO DRINKING, no distracting friends talking about his upcoming divorce, etc. No distractions. I don’t even sit down, but I do have one of those hefty rubber shop pads for under my feet. Yes, reloading is tedious. It’s not for everybody. You have to focus and stay focused. You need to know how a good primer seating feels, and how a proper bullet seating feels, etc. And always spend a few extra bucks… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
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drew458 says:

The thing is, a good loading press NEVER wears out. EVER.

I imagine you could wear one out……. but you’d have no time to shoot the ammo your putting together!

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