Help advice needed on equipment

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Re: Help advice needed on equipment

Post by Oldbloke » 11 Feb 2019, 8:14 pm

Thats what we all say!

Suggest you also buy a few kg of powder and 2k bullets & primers.
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Re: Help advice needed on equipment

Post by Daddybang » 12 Feb 2019, 7:27 am

Try to get her shootin makes life a sh@tload easier!!! :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Help advice needed on equipment

Post by Gamerancher » 12 Feb 2019, 7:29 am

Yes, but it also involves more reloading. ;)
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Re: Help advice needed on equipment

Post by wanneroo » 12 Feb 2019, 10:52 am

I think you will find with most brands that they have their strengths and weaknesses along with different price points.

Lee I think for most of their stuff will get you in the ballpark and get you started. I have found some of their stuff doesn't have longevity or durability but keep in mind I load 10000 to 20000 rounds a year, depending on what is going on.

RCBS I found over hyped and some of their stuff is not all that well designed and fiddly. I'll take a Redding die any day over RCBS.

Hornady I have found is alright. The jury is still out for me on their progressive press. I'll have more to say about that once I load a few thousand rounds.

Redding is made two hours away from here and it's well made precision stuff. If I was to do it again I'd get a Redding T-7 and will probably plump for that at some point.

When I got started I didn't have any brand loyalty, I just looked for what worked and what was at a reasonable price point. Over the years you find what works and also what improves and automates processes. For instance a hand crank trimmer might work for someone loading a few dozen here or there but for me loading thousands that will take years. Of course the more you automate or have powered equipment the more the cost goes up.

Dossa you will never regret making yourself self sufficient in ammo. Buy primers, powder and bullets in bulk.
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Re: Help advice needed on equipment

Post by Dossa456 » 12 Feb 2019, 6:52 pm

Thanks for the advice wanneroo- have everything I need now to get a round out the door so to speak - except powder.
I got a Mixture of brands on all sorts of the bits and pieces. Spent the last 2 hours making space to setup the bench.
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