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Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy?

Filed in Articles, Uncategorized by on June 28, 2011 2 Comments • views: 1082
Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy?

Which progressive reloading press should I buy? The Red Pill?  The Blue Pill?  The Green Pill? By the end of year I plan to be using a progressing press.  The question is which one?  Read my opinions and perceived pros and cons of each candidate: Dillon XL650 Dillon RL550B RCBS Pro 2000 Hornady Lock and […]

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223 Bullet Suppliers

Filed in Articles, Bullets by on June 28, 2011 3 Comments • views: 37475
223 Bullet Suppliers

The following people have .223 bullets/projectiles in stock as of 1/3/2016

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Crimped Primer Pockets

Filed in Articles, Case Prep by on June 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 2224
Crimped Primer Pockets

If you are new to reloading 223, 308 or other calibers using my the military then you need to know about crimped primer pockets. My personal story: I reloaded 45 ACP for many years and had never heard of crimped primer pockets.  When I started reloading 223 I thought I already knew what I needed […]

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45 ACP Bullet Suppliers

Filed in Articles, Bullets by on June 26, 2011 2 Comments • views: 11406
45 ACP Bullet Suppliers

The following suppliers have .45acp bullets/projectiles in stock as of 1/3/2016

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Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 26, 2011 0 Comments • views: 728
Speed Trimming with the Wilson Case Trimmer

In this video you can see me using the Sinclair Ultimate Stainless Trimmer (WIlson Trimmer) and a cordless drill to trim cases. I timed it and it’s about 400 cases per hour. Tweet

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Getting Started Reloading

Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on June 25, 2011 • views: 3293
Getting Started Reloading

So you want to get into reloading? This article provides you with a list of everything you need to get started. Keep in mind that I haver my own biases and opinions and this article reflects many of them. Also, almost all my experience is RCBS-centric so that’s what you’ll find here. You will Need: […]

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Reloading Bench

Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on June 25, 2011 • views: 1413
Reloading Bench

I feel like I scored today. Before I buy a progressing reloading press, I feel like I need something sturdy to mount it on. My RCBS Rock Chucker is mounted on a Harbor Freight flimsy clone of the Black and Decker Workmate. It works but it is far from ideal. About the only place I […]

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Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Hornady LnL AP by on June 23, 2011 9 Comments • views: 5375
Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

In the “Which Progressive Press Should I Buy” quest, the current top contender is the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP. Some reasons why: 1. Except for the Lee Loadmaster it is the least expensive press but it’s quality seems to be comparable to Dillon and RCBS. The fact that they are offering 500 free bullets helped too […]

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Dillon XL 650

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Dillon XL 650 by on June 22, 2011 1 Comment • views: 6739
Dillon XL 650

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Dillon XL 650 and my opinions of it. The XL 650 is the upper-middle product in the Dillon line of progressing reloading presses. For most reloaders this is the “I’ve-died-and-gone-to-heaven.” press. It is a 5-station […]

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Lee Loadmaster

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Lee Loadmaster by on June 21, 2011 7 Comments • views: 9136
Lee Loadmaster

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Lee Loadmaster and my opinions of it. Either praise or denigrate the Lee Loadmaster on any online forum and you are sure to start a ‘Love it – Hate it’ free-for-all. If you are thinking […]

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How Much Money Will I Save By Reloading?

Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on June 20, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1178
How Much Money Will I Save By Reloading?

(None. You’ll start shooting more and will end up spending about the same.) Here is a breakdown of my costs of reloading 45 and 223. It assumes you are able to recover and re-use 100% of your brass. .45 ACP components Bullets: $123 per thousand Primers: $32 per thousand Powder: $14 (see below) Currently the […]

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RCBS Pro 2000

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, RCBS Pro 2000 by on June 20, 2011 1 Comment • views: 6688
RCBS Pro 2000

In the “Which Progressive Press Should I Buy” quest, today we look at the RCBS Pro 2000. I really like this press and it is currently my second choice, with my first choice being the Hornady LnL AP. It is a simple press.  It is a strong press. It’s frame or body is cast iron, […]

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