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:) Well, I finally stepped up to the reloading plate and ordered a new RCBS Rockchucker Supreme Press from Brownells. It should be here in the next day or so. I ordered a set of carbide .45 LC dies and shell holder from Cheaper Than Dirt. I also ordered the 310 die adapter from MidwayUSA. :D
 
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Congrats. If you have never reloaded before, you should get a couple reloading manuals and read them. Lymans is a good one that has a lot of need to know stuff. One very important thing to know is that you should always choose accurate loads over fast loads.

If you have a buddy that reloads, go spend a day with him watching how he goes about it.

Ask a lot of questions here, there is a huge amount of hard earned knowledge on this site.

Lastly, start ordering components now, they are hard to find and the wait times are significant.

Welcome to the obsession. Next you will be casting your own boolits.

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Your will not regret it. Asi have stated numerous times, you will find that reloading will become a hobby in itself.
 

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I'm not new to handloading.

Thanks guys. I've been reloading for awhile now, and I have several manuals, and all the accessories, and more than enough components. Up until now, I've been reloading .45 LC, .30-30, and 7.62X54R, all with my Lyman 310 Tool. I just wanted to upgrade to a press. :D
 

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i just started reloadng a few month ago and its super fun to learn, can get frustrating at times but its so rewarding. gl and hf!
 

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errr o well i didn read your other post you have been reloading for a while, well i reload on a turret press and its alot of fun try one of those!
 

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I've been hand loading for around a year and a half now, and I enjoy every bit of it.:D
 

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Man, Pustic, you're really going to like loading with a press! I'm with Jodum - I always say it's a hobby seperate and apart from shooting!
 

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It was said early on under this topic that you should choose accurate loads over fast ones.

But while I COMPLETELY agree, fast loads are not necessarily in-accurate.

That, along with safety is the point of , "working up" loads.

Beginning at or close to the recommended starting powder charges, and working up slowly tells you what the firearm likes or dislikes. IT may be the powder or the bullet or the amount of powder, but working up allows you to see just how your firearm is reacting to that powder and increases in pressure.

Many folk say that they always find loads lower then the Max. listed loads to be more accurate, but over my years of reloading and testing, I have found the most accurate load with a given powder to be at or close to max as often and not.

I have seen groups shrink as pressures increase and then began to open up again, and seen loads simply not show anything good until I reached max.

WE can't know without testing each and every firearm and possibly a number of powders and bullets.

Yes, starting with a powder shown to give good results in the loading manuals is a good way to go. 4350 with a 165gr bullet in a 30/06 for example, but I have test loads ready to be tested in a new RUGER American "06", loaded with RL 22. Will I end up back with 4350, can't say until the testing is over.

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This is what my reloading bench looks like as of today.



This is in my bedroom/gunroom. :D
 

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Nice. And alot more organized than mine! Plus.... I don;t have a flatscreen tv in my shop ((:)D)))
 

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History Channel...

We see you are a man of good taste in your TV viewing, as well. History Channel, Discovery Channel and NatGeo are about all I watch, save for FOX News. Very little else out there interests me, although I do like the cooking competition shows and the shows about rehabilitating trashed-out houses. I haven't seen Top Shot for quite a while. Anybody know when it's on?
 

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My TV tastes almost exactly, Nvshooter. Top Shot: Wednesday nights, 8P mountain time, 7P pacific. History channel.

This year it's the "All Stars", all of the guys who made it to the finals, and some who were not in finals but just close. Many have already been eliminated (Littlejohn first, then 3 others, including Kyle [the older guy] and Gabby Franco). ((:)D)))

Sorry for the hijack, Pustic, but with that big TV in your shop, well...... surely you can appreciate this post! :)D)
 

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I did too. Impressive!
 

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Nice. And alot more organized than mine! Plus.... I don;t have a flatscreen tv in my shop ((:)D)))
Shop?? :p Oh No No No No No, that's not my shop, that's my bedroom. :D Really, it is. :)
 

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@nvshooter, that's about all I watch too, along with the Weather Channel. I quit watching network TV years ago, and I have no idea as to the retarded shows they are showing now these days. The only news I watch is FOX, and I also watch The Blaze TV on my computer. :)
 

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Pustic, "Retarded" is a huge understatement!!!!!!! Wish I knew a way to contact the net works and voice my displeasure on many of the programs currently on. And we only get one network channel and the rest is PBS. Seems like the reasonably good programs on the net work are replaced with junk like Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, "reality" shows and others of equal or worse content. Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

SORRY FOR THE OFF SUBJECT RANT!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 
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