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Old 02-03-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I started out with a Lee Challanger Reloading Kit and it has served me well!

It will give you time to figure out the mechanics of reloading and when you are ready you can step up to a more expensive system.

I like a single stage press for precision reloading vs. the multistage system. You can really get the powder weights and seating depths of the bullets "dialed in" and have complete confidence that it will serve you well!

I wouldn't worry about trying to load volume vs. learning the ins and outs of reloading!

Besides, I like taking my time.

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:01 PM   #2
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Carolinaman gives good advice. :)
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:59 PM   #3
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So what'd you decide?

I went with Dillon rl550b and am happy. I couldn't figure out why it would be any easier or safer to learn on single stage.

And actually once I spreadsheeted the true costs for needed acceessories, caliber changes, so on, It wasn't that much more expensive than most other single-stage brands of machines. (The exception of course was Lee which was a lot cheaper.) Factor in Dillon resale values demonstrated everyday on Ebay and it was a no brainer.

Now I'm into it, there's no doubt in my mind it adds a new level of pistoleroferous enjoyment and education even for lowly a paper stalker like me. Plus my very first rounds I made outshot the good commercil ammo I'd been buying before.

I agree with Leland, though. It is a tedious passtime and you must pay attention. I'd still a whole lot rather eat ice cream nekkid than reload.

Anyway, just curious what you did.

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