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Old 11-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Just started reloading

I had posted earlier in another thread of my recently started reloading hobby. I figured I just put all my pics and updates in my own thread. So here it is.

After all the crap that went down months ago with hard to find ammo and all the other nonsense, I decided I didn't want to be without my favorite calibers for any length of time again. Solution........reload my own.

Step 1. Lumber. I went to Menards, and spent $90 on 2 eight foot 4x4s, 1 eight by four sheet of 3/4" red oak plywood, and 5 two by fours. Finished product was a bench that measures 37"X60"X24"

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The bench is rock solid, and lag bolted to the wall studs. The four by eight sheet of plywood was ripped in half, and doubled up giving me an 1 1/2" of benchtop. Next phase was to apply 4 coats of Polly, and add a vice, since it is going to be used as a workbench also.

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Unsure of what kind of press I want, I was able to find a NIB RCBS Partner single stage press for a great price to start with.

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Next up was supplies, and tools. I was basically starting from scratch. I had already had a scale, and a set of calipers, but I had to buy the rest.

Dillon case gauge .223
Dillon Case Lube
RCBS kinetic bullet puller
RCBS Full Length dies for .223
RCBS Carbide dies for .44Mag/.44Spl
RCBS .22-.50 Cal funnel
RCBS Stuck Case removal tool
RCBS Shell holders #10, #27, #18, #16
RCBS Primer pocket brush
Hornady Primer pocket reamer
RCBS deburring tool
Lee Universal Decapping die

As of right now the only things I feel that I need are a media tumbler, a powder measure and case trimmer. I'd like to get a nice digital scale too.

Still saving my pennies for when I find and RCBS Summit press. I don't shoot enough to need a turret press, but I am gonna need something a bit more beefy than the Partner Press. If I can't find the Summit soon, it will be a Rock Chucker Supreme.

I am still buying primers, powder and bullets, and I should have a shipment of 55gr FMJ .223 arriving shortly from X-Treme bullets.com If all goes well with those, I'll probly get my .40 and 9mm from them too.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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NICE! I really need to consider reloading at some point.
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Looks like a very stable set up,Very nice.
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Looks great!!
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I bought the tumbler yesterday, and a 2lb jug of the ($8) Lyman walnut media. Dumb Idea..........After that I went to pet store and paid ($14) for a 10lb bag of the lizzard walnut litter!!

I'm in the process of tumbling all my .44 shells today.

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Where can I find the Bitch Creek?

Oh, btw, nice setup...


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Old 11-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Found the Bitch Creek while in Wyoming. Grand Teton Brewing Co. Victor Idaho. 6% Alc by Vol.
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Should have told you about the pet store. I always buy my walnut at Petsmart for a much cheaper price then the reloading kind. I use Frankford Arsenal brass polish with the walnut media and the brass is super clean when it's done.
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