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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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Dillon RL 550B

Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Dillon RL 550B by on June 20, 2011 1 Comment • views: 2432
Dillon RL 550B

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Dillon RL 550B and my opinions of it. Dillon makes fantastic equipment and the RL 550B is no exception. It’s a fine press that I would be very happy with.  I’m a tool junky and […]

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Bullet Weight vs Barrel Twist

Filed in Articles, Bullets, Shooting by on June 15, 2011 7 Comments • views: 19122
Bullet Weight vs Barrel Twist

Rifling is a series of helical grooves cut into the barrel of a gun. It imparts a spin on the bullet, stabilizing it and making the gun more accurate. Long, long ago, back in the days of muskets, barrels were smooth. Due to the high cost and great difficulty of precision manufacturing, and the need […]

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The Best Case Polishing Media

Filed in Articles, Case Prep by on June 14, 2011 1 Comment • views: 1203
The Best Case Polishing Media

I have found the best media for your  polisher. First a word about case polishing: It’s not necessary but there is something about having bright shiny cases that is almost seductive. The vibratory polishers are inexpensive.  In my opinion just about all the brands are of equal quality, with the only real difference seeming to […]

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Case Trimming: Why

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1280
Case Trimming: Why

First: If all you shoot is pistol you don’t need to worry about trimming cases.  I don’t know anyone who trims 45ACP cases, for example.  Rifle on the other hand is a different story. When the cartridge fires, the casing momentarily expands radially (it gets bigger in diameter) until the walls of the casing press […]

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Wilson Case Trimmer

Filed in Articles, Case Trimming by on June 14, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1294
Wilson Case Trimmer

A Case Trimmer than I can love. In a perfect world, I’d have the Giraud trimmer but this s not a perfect world, eh?  After my aggravation with the RCBS Trim Pro, I wanted something that was precise, easy to use, and could trim cases at a reasonably high rate. The Sinclair Stainless Ultimate Trimmer […]

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