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« on: April 06, 2010, 09:39:29 am »
I ordered a Lee 50th anniversary kit and .40 dies for $140 to my door from Cabelas. I can't wait to start reloading. Next I will get 9mm .45 and 30-06 dies. I think it is a pretty good deal. :bang
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    Re: new reloader
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 10:31:10 am »
    Nice.  I've got a little Lee hand loader and it's great for 9mm Parabellum.
    I don't have a powder measure but I weigh my charges.
    Looks like a good kit.

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    Re: new reloader
    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 10:32:57 am »
    Get AT LEAST 3 current reloading manuals, along with a book titled "The ABCs of Reloading".  Read them all before you set your press up.  You'll be miles ahead in the game that way.

    Also- A good chrongraph is highly desireable, they start at about 150 for a good one.  Get a model with a remote display head. 
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    Re: new reloader
    « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 06:40:47 pm »
    So what made you choose the Lee?  I've always been stuck on the Dillon reloaders.  Then again, they were the first ones I saw and they seemed to make sense.  But when you say $140, that grabs my attention, as the Dillon I want will run me closer to $800 with all of the gizmos.
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    Re: new reloader
    « Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 08:26:37 pm »
    the price, the reviews on cabelas and lots of people at work really like them
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    « Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 01:43:45 pm »
    So what made you choose the Lee?  I've always been stuck on the Dillon reloaders.  Then again, they were the first ones I saw and they seemed to make sense.  But when you say $140, that grabs my attention, as the Dillon I want will run me closer to $800 with all of the gizmos.

    The Lee might still be cheaper, but there are a lot of gizmos that don't come with it. My kit had the press, a scale, one set of dies, and one or two other components. Nowhere near enough for even basic reloading.

    That reminds me, I gotta get that stuff set up. I probably need to re-read the ABC's again, since it's been a while since I read it.
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